MSCI ESG Ratings aim to measure a company’s management of financially relevant ESG risks and opportunities.
We use a rules-based methodology to identify industry leaders and laggards according to their exposure to ESG risks and how well they manage those risks relative to peers. Our ESG Ratings range from leader (AAA, AA), average (A, BBB, BB) to laggard (B, CCC). The MSCI ESG Ratings model seeks to answer four key questions about companies: What are the most significant ESG risks and opportunities facing a company and its industry? How exposed is the company to those key risks and/or opportunities? How well is the company managing key risks and/or opportunities? What is the overall picture of a company and how does it compare to its global industry peers?
MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community. With over 50 years of expertise in research, data and technology, we power better investment decisions by enabling clients to understand and analyze key drivers of risk and return and confidently build more effective portfolios.