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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: The Business of Disaster, and Apple's E‐Waste Problem

    The ESG Weekly: The Business of Disaster, and Apple's E‐Waste Problem

    There have been a record amount of natural disasters in 2020 and there are certain companies that position themselves as the solution for recovery after a disaster. We discuss how those companies look and how they get the contracts to help out a community. And then we discuss why Apple decided not to respond to a UK inquiry on its electronic waste.

    • 16 min
    The ESG Weekly: COVID‐19 pushes the world into an awkward middle ground, and we revisit the quandary of fake news

    The ESG Weekly: COVID‐19 pushes the world into an awkward middle ground, and we revisit the quandary of fake news

    A polarized election and social unrest have raised the stakes on content integrity for Facebook, Google and friends. Meanwhile the pandemic’s long‐term consequences may be a boon for gender diversity in Japan’s workforces, but a blow to cruise liners that are going nowhere slowly.

    • 17 min
    The ESG Weekly: Hurricane Laura wreaks havoc, Rio Tinto atones for damaging aboriginal heritage site and Microsoft mulls Tik Tok acquisition

    The ESG Weekly: Hurricane Laura wreaks havoc, Rio Tinto atones for damaging aboriginal heritage site and Microsoft mulls Tik Tok acquisition

    September brings a change in season as companies navigate shifting ESG risks. Bonus cuts may not be enough for Rio Tinto to win back community trust, Microsoft could be biting off more user data than it can chew and more sophisticated risk maps highlight gaps in asset location data.

    • 19 min
    How human capital and corporate culture have evolved due to COVID‐19

    How human capital and corporate culture have evolved due to COVID‐19

    We laid our cards on the table and predicted five trends that would reshape ESG investing in January 2020. But then fate played its COVID‐19 wildcard. In this episode, we take a look at how much things have changed, how much they haven't and how human capital risks may emerge in a post‐pandemic world.

    • 24 min
    The ESG Weekly: Uber and Lyft drivers are now employees, and McDonald's sues it former CEO

    The ESG Weekly: Uber and Lyft drivers are now employees, and McDonald's sues it former CEO

    First, we discuss the ruling by a California judge that Uber and Lyft must now designate its drivers as employees, striking a blow to both Uber and Lyft's business models and the gig‐economy. And then we discuss why McDonald's is trying to get 40 million USD back from its former CEO.

    • 14 min
    The ESG Weekly: Companies say HVAC systems are the answer to COVID‐19, and social bonds overtake green bonds

    The ESG Weekly: Companies say HVAC systems are the answer to COVID‐19, and social bonds overtake green bonds

    As the world cautiously moves back indoors, travels on planes and subways, many have been promoting the use of HVAC systems that can dilute the viral particles, like those of COVID‐19, as their answer to safety concerns. But what does this mean for the building product companies that build and sell these ventilators? And then we discuss the growth of social ESG bonds as a way to restart our economy.

    • 14 min

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