December 2022 | MSCI ONE:
MSCI ONE is an open architecture technology platform built on Microsoft Azure that offers global institutional investors an integrated experience to access content across MSCI’s portfolio of products and solutions. MSCI ONE will act as a single point of access for a dozen MSCI services, including MSCI Climate Solutions (including Climate Lab).
December 2022 | Forthcoming Biodiversity Tools:
MSCI announced the forthcoming launch of tools to help investors identify companies at risk of contributing to biodiversity loss and deforestation. The tools, which MSCI aims to make available to investors in early 2023, include MSCI Biodiversity-Sensitive Areas Screening Metrics and MSCI Deforestation Screening Metrics.
November 2022 | Expansion of Implied Temperature Rise (ITR) Solution Coverage:
MSCI announced the expansion of its ITR solution to cover funds and indexes, equipping equity and fixed income investors with consistent and comparable metrics to align their investment portfolios with global temperature targets. Expanding the tool to the fund and index level gives investors access to ITR data for more than 56,000 equity and fixed-income funds through the MSCI Fund Ratings Tool and index-level ITRs in the MSCI Index Profile Tool.
November 2022 | EBA ESG Pillar 3 Disclosure Alignment Tool:
The solution supports banks that seek to align with the European Banking Authority’s (EBA) ESG Pillar 3 prudential framework in measuring and reporting on ESG and climate-related risks. The solution supports granular reporting required by the EBA’s Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on Pillar 3 disclosures on ESG risks.
October 2022 | Client-Driven Index Solutions for Asset Owners:
MSCI announced the launch of Institutional Client-Designed Indexes (iCDI), furthering the abilities of institutional asset owners to customize and adapt indexes that underpin their investment strategies. Asset owners can select initial index criteria for an iCDI, which can target ESG, Climate, Factor, Thematic, or any other considerations.
October 2022 | MSCI Backs Evora Global:
MSCI, along with Bridges Fund Management and Farview Equity, backed Evora Global. Evora helps real estate companies with their ESG strategies, sustainable finance, and climate risk management and disclosure, both through advisory services and use of its software.