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.
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The ESG Weekly: Vaccine Distribution and Artic Oil Sales
COVID‐19 vaccines have been administrated to select groups in certain countries. But we need to vaccinate a large part of the world in order to emerge from the shadow of the pandemic. In this episode we discuss how low‐income countries are being left behind in the rush to vaccinate. And then, we discuss the lackluster auction by the Trump administration for oil and gas leases in the Artic refuge.
Holiday Special: Santa's daunting carbon footprint, everlasting energy for Hannukah and an inspirational new food lands just in time for Kwanzaa
As 2020 comes to a skidding halt, we throw a glittery holiday lens over innovative and hopeful developments in energy and food. While 2021 may see restaurant giants trying to scoop up market share, a shifting social fabric will make things trickier. And yes, Santa's emissions make for sober reading, but offer a sliver of hope too.
The ESG Weekly: Water Futures and Diversity at Nasdaq
Special guest, Tim McCourt from CME Group joins us this week to discuss their launch of the first ever water futures based on the Nasdaq Veles California Water Index. We discuss how the water future might affect water efficiency and water scarcity. And then we discuss the new proposal by the Nasdaq stock exchange to adopt new listing rules related to board diversity and disclosure.
The ESG Weekly: Investors are Mad at Exxon, and Execs are Mad at Shell
We talked about an interactive chart in this episode, the link to it is here: https://www.msci.com/our-solutions/esg-investing/2021-esg-trends-to-watch/climate-reality-bites-paris. But the episode is not about an interactive chart. It is about how two similar oil and gas companies are facing two different revolts ‐ one internal and one external ‐ caused by the same problems: climate change and carbon emissions.
The ESG Weekly: COVID‐19 vaccines peer out the lab door at the big, wide world and worker wellbeing gets squeezed in competitive South Korean logistics market
Pfizer‐BioNTech, Moderna and Oxford‐Astra Zeneca are all looking to roll out COVID‐19 vaccines after successful phase 3 trials. Amid the hope of locked down populations, we look at the ESG risks of what’s coming next. Meanwhile, although the pandemic has created an e-commerce boom for South Korea’s logistics companies, delivery workers are bearing the burden of competition. And finally, we walk through some of the longer-term forces moulding governance practices at banks.
The ESG Weekly: Facebook and The Downgrade
We downgraded Facebook from a BBB to a B; but why? Well, it has to do with a little something called governance, and the fact that we revamped how we assess governance in our ESG ratings model. Today, we discuss the Facebook downgrade and the changes to how we assess corporate governance in our ESG ratings model.
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Great source of ESG insight!
MSCI is a leader in the space and this podcast provides some great insight into the methodologies and thinking that goes into ESG investing and ratings. Love the podcast...you should have more managers and non-profits on to talk about ESG engagement with companies...like a Heidi Ridley🤷♂️
Good for the lay-person
I love the way this podcast breaks down issues that effect my financial life in a way that I can understand as a layperson!