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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: Investors and world leaders are finally freaking out about the climate crisis, and a new regulation in California might change how big tech can use consumer data, all for the week of January 13.

    The ESG Weekly: Investors and world leaders are finally freaking out about the climate crisis, and a new regulation in California might change how big tech can use consumer data, all for the week of January 13.

    This week we discuss The World Economic Forum's finding that, for the first time in its 15-year history, the climate crisis fills the top 5 risks global leader believe our world will face in the coming decade, and then Siyu Liu and Andrew Young explain how the new California Consumer Privacy Act will change how tech companies can collect and monopolize our personal data.

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    The ESG Weekly: Wildfire in Australia poses problems for all, and a quick take on how we learned to stop worrying and love social media for the 2020 election, all for the week of January 6.

    The ESG Weekly: Wildfire in Australia poses problems for all, and a quick take on how we learned to stop worrying and love social media for the 2020 election, all for the week of January 6.

    This week we discuss how insurance companies address the physical risks and business risks caused by climate disasters such as the wildfires in Australia, then Andrew Young joins us to give his hot 2020 take on how social media will drop the ball during the US election year.

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    The ESG Weekly: Diversity data matters more for investors than financial metrics can show, and Ric Marshall gives a hot take on the decision by Boeing to halt production of the 737 Max for the week of December 16.

    The ESG Weekly: Diversity data matters more for investors than financial metrics can show, and Ric Marshall gives a hot take on the decision by Boeing to halt production of the 737 Max for the week of December 16.

    This week we discuss our new report on the progress companies have made toward gender diversity after Intel decides to release all its pay data to the public, and Ric Marshall joins us to discuss what happens we an oligopoly fails.

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    The ESG Weekly: Carbon emissions keep rising for EU automakers as people continue to buy SUVs, and two hot takes on Drax's net-negative carbon plan and Exxon's technical exoneration for the week of December 9.

    The ESG Weekly: Carbon emissions keep rising for EU automakers as people continue to buy SUVs, and two hot takes on Drax's net-negative carbon plan and Exxon's technical exoneration for the week of December 9.

    This week we discuss how automakers in the EU are under pressure to lower emissions while European customers continue to buy more and more SUVs, and Velina Karadzhova and Ric Marshall join us to discuss energy power Drax's net ‐negative 10 year carbon emissions plan (9:39) and Exxon's victory over the New York state attorney (12:24).

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    Is Hacking Just An Evil Supervillain Trope, Or Something Investors Should Be Prepared For?

    Is Hacking Just An Evil Supervillain Trope, Or Something Investors Should Be Prepared For?

    From smart watches to smart TVs and connected homes, today's hackers are increasingly spoilt for choice. For the healthcare sector, hacking pacemakers isn't just the stuff of TV fantasy (4:07). Automakers may have traded the upsides of safety and convenience for more hackable cars (9:23). But it's in telecoms that the true shape of hacking risks emerge, not in devices, but in the data they're pumping through bigger, faster data highways (14:19), all on the record.

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    The ESG Weekly: As the precarious work arrangements grow, investors might need to look at how companies control a workforce they don't claim as their own, and then two hot takes on Google's shakeup and coal's uninsurability for the week of December 2.

    The ESG Weekly: As the precarious work arrangements grow, investors might need to look at how companies control a workforce they don't claim as their own, and then two hot takes on Google's shakeup and coal's uninsurability for the week of December 2.

    Two stories this week with ESG glasses: Temporary, part‐time, contracted out, or contingent work arrangements are creating risks for investors across the entire economy as companies face liabilities for a workforce they don't want to claim (0:53). And then Ric Marshall and Umar Ashfaq joins us to discuss the founders of Google stepping down (12:27) and a report by an insurance industry group on coal's uninsurability (14:15), all through an ESG lens.

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