MSCI ESG Research Launches Expanded Canadian Coverage for ESG Analysis across Equities and Fixed Income

New York - 5 June 2013

MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools, announced today the launch of expanded Canadian equity and fixed income coverage for its MSCI ESG Research products and services. With this additional coverage, clients will now be able to analyze the investable market of Canadian companies and their exposure to and management of ESG risks and opportunities.

The new coverage includes over 350 Canadian companies, including all constituents of the MSCI Canada Investable Market Index and other companies typically considered by investors in Canadian equities. In conjunction with its MSCI ESG Government Ratings product, MSCI ESG Research also covers 96.5% of market capitalization of the Canadian portion of the Barclays Global Aggregate Index. MSCI ESG Research covers over 5,000 companies globally, including constituents of the MSCI World Index, MSCI Emerging Markets Index, and other MSCI Regional Indices. “Canada is a key market for ESG integration and an essential part of our coverage expansion agenda,”

said Remy Briand, Managing Director and Global Head of Index and ESG Research at MSCI. “With this expanded Canadian coverage, our clients have access to a much broader set of companies which will help them understand and compare ESG risks across the equity and fixed income asset classes.”

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