MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced today that MSCI ESG Research’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) company and industry reports are now available on FactSet.
The addition of the MSCI ESG research reports compliments MSCI ESG ratings and scores which were integrated into the FactSet platform in 2012.
FactSet clients now have access to company and industry reports for two of MSCI ESG Research’s core products:
- MSCI ESG Intangible Value Assessment (IVA) provides ratings and analysis of corporate management of environmental and social risk factors. MSCI ESG IVA can reveal ESG-driven investment risks or opportunities that may not be captured by conventional analyses.
- MSCI ESG Impact Monitor provides analysis of a company’s involvement in major ESG-related controversies, including breaches of international norms and principles such as the UN Global Compact.
Industry reports provide insight into the ESG risk and opportunity landscape for over 70 IVA industries, with benchmarking analysis of companies on the MSCI World Index and other key global players. In total, MSCI ESG IVA and Impact Monitor evaluate over 5,000 global issuers.
With the addition of MSCI’s in-depth ESG research, FactSet clients now have the full set of tools to integrate ESG into the investment process. MSCI ESG Research ratings, data, and reports are accessible through FactSet Portfolio Analysis, Universal Screening, Data Downloading, and MS Office integration giving users the ability to fully analyze portfolio holdings and mitigate exposure to unmanaged ESG risks.