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Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) news and investment research brought to you weekly covering major market trends and new research insights. With topics ranging from climate impact on investment portfolios, corporate actions, trending investment topics, and emerging ESG issues, host Mike Disabato of MSCI ESG Research walk through the latest news and research that is top of mind for MSCI ESG Research clients and partners.
MSCI ESG Research products and services are provided by MSCI ESG Research LLC, and are designed to provide in-depth research, ratings and analysis of environmental, social and governance-related business practices to companies worldwide. ESG ratings, data and analysis from MSCI ESG Research LLC are also used in the construction of the MSCI ESG Indexes. MSCI ESG Research LLC is a Registered Investment Adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and a subsidiary of MSCI Inc.

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Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) news and investment research brought to you weekly covering major market trends and new research insights. With topics ranging from climate impact on investment portfolios, corporate actions, trending investment topics, and emerging ESG issues, host Mike Disabato of MSCI ESG Research walk through the latest news and research that is top of mind for MSCI ESG Research clients and partners.
MSCI ESG Research products and services are provided by MSCI ESG Research LLC, and are designed to provide in-depth research, ratings and analysis of environmental, social and governance-related business practices to companies worldwide. ESG ratings, data and analysis from MSCI ESG Research LLC are also used in the construction of the MSCI ESG Indexes. MSCI ESG Research LLC is a Registered Investment Adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and a subsidiary of MSCI Inc.

    The ESG Weekly: Can bonds save us from the coronavirus? And old folks on boards

    The ESG Weekly: Can bonds save us from the coronavirus? And old folks on boards

    Private companies are issuing coronavirus bonds in China in hopes to use the proceeds to fight the spread of the virus. But wait, it's only 10% of the bond's proceeds? And what is a coronavirus bond anyway? Then we discuss what happens when a director on a company board becomes incapacitated and why that is now a serious problem for many companies because of the spread of COVID.

    • 17 min
    The ESG Weekly: Industries look to survive, adapt or capitalize as the Coronavirus marches on

    The ESG Weekly: Industries look to survive, adapt or capitalize as the Coronavirus marches on

    Airlines grit their teeth for now, but when the fog clears, labor practices may help some rise up faster than others. And for food retail and restaurant companies, adaptability is the name of the game as customers hunker down.

    • 20 min
    The ESG Weekly: COVID‐2019 is a bellwether for investors on structural risks in companies, and the oil price wars get weirder

    The ESG Weekly: COVID‐2019 is a bellwether for investors on structural risks in companies, and the oil price wars get weirder

    What the novel coronavirus 2019 can tell us about workforces around the world and the risks unheeded by some companies. And then we discuss how the price wars are different than ever before. This week, we talk to the experts about catastrophe and future risks.

    • 17 min
    The ESG Weekly: Drug shortages and the coronavirus, from whence your drugs came

    The ESG Weekly: Drug shortages and the coronavirus, from whence your drugs came

    The market is freaking out about the coronavirus because it is everywhere but Antarctica, and now everyday medicine is becoming scarce because of supply chain disruptions. But what is a drug supply chain? And why do patients and investors need to worry about vitamin and antibiotic shortages due to disruptions in India and China? We talk to the experts about supply chains and disasters.

    • 20 min
    The ESG Weekly: The victims of Camp Fire 2018 are now owners of PG&E, the company that caused the wildfires.

    The ESG Weekly: The victims of Camp Fire 2018 are now owners of PG&E, the company that caused the wildfires.

    The Camp Fire of 2018 was one of the worst wildfires in California's history. After it was found to be caused through negligence on the part of utility giant Pacific Gas and Electric, the victims sued the company and won compensation. But then PG&E did something off and made the victims part owners of the beleaguered company. We ask : Does this help the victims, the company, or the market? Then we have two hot takes on an organization started by an ex‐facebooker that tries to hold companies accountable for climate change and Boeing switches up its board.

    • 19 min
    The ESG Weekly: BP is going green and Japan decides the more coal the better for the week of February 17.

    The ESG Weekly: BP is going green and Japan decides the more coal the better for the week of February 17.

    BP announced it would work toward a carbon‐neutral future, but that would mean it has to grown its revenue from renewables at speeds seen only by alphabet, which is difficult because renewables aren't the same money makers as fossil fuels, so oil and gas might have to start moving into new businesses; And Japan announces it will build 22 new coal plants in the next five years which is odd because everyone else is moving away from coal.

    • 14 min

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