MSCI Launches Climate Change Indexes for China Stocks – The New York Times

MSCI published two climate change indexes on Tuesday that allow investors in China stocks to lean toward companies with lower carbon emissions. The move represents MSCI’s efforts to promote environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards in China, where the government seeks a difficult balance between reducing pollution and sustaining growth in a coronavirus-hit economy. The…

Is ESG All About the ‘G’? That Depends on Your Time Horizon. – MSCI

While governance showed more financial significance in the short term, environmental and social issues’ contributions to stock-price performance unfolded largely over our full 13-year study period. As opposed to “event” risks that were more immediately priced in by investors, some issues, such as carbon emissions, presented a risk of “erosion” to competitiveness over time and…

CEO PAY: TRICK OR TREAT? – MSCI

Our previous research shows that CEO pay plans may have been misaligned with long-term shareholder returns. The Council of Institutional Investors now is focusing on this topic. Over the past several proxy seasons, institutional investor sentiment on executive pay has become more negative, particularly among select large European asset owners and some of the most…