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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 ESG of vaccines, and shareholders say JPM must talk climate

    The ESG Weekly: The ESG of vaccines, and shareholders say JPM must talk climate

    There are some promising COVID‐19 vaccines in early human trails, but we have some questions if they are successful: Who will own the patent? Who will distribute them? Who will be responsible if something goes wrong? And then we discuss the recent proxy battle at JPMorgan that ended with some interesting wins for climate activists.

    • 19 min
    The ESG Weekly: Safety at airports, biofuel bailouts, and EU Taxonomy

    The ESG Weekly: Safety at airports, biofuel bailouts, and EU Taxonomy

    Have COVID, will travel: As regions begin to tentatively reopen, airport employees find themselves on the frontline of possibly sick passengers, we discuss how the type of airport and what plans were in place before the pandemic are affecting airport security; then we discuss the ESG merits of biofuel in light of the industry's recent bailout request; finally, we look at how the EU Taxonomy will affect investors that have a sustainable mandate.

    • 18 min
    ESG Spotlight: Oil, gas, and the small matter of an energy transition

    ESG Spotlight: Oil, gas, and the small matter of an energy transition

    With COVID‐19 hitting the pause button on the global economy, many are wondering if this is the start of the end for the oil and gas industry. We break down the basics, look at the different ways companies are planning for the future and discuss how investors can make sense of the risks involved.

    • 16 min
    The ESG Weekly: Medical tourism and meat‐packers take a COVID‐19‐sized hit and warning bells ring over deforestation pledges

    The ESG Weekly: Medical tourism and meat‐packers take a COVID‐19‐sized hit and warning bells ring over deforestation pledges

    Like a cleaver and a scalpel, COVID‐19 is slicing through pre‐existing ESG vulnerabilities in the meat‐packing and medical tourism industries. Palm oil certifications make for sober reading as the New York Declaration on Forests nears its first milestone and India's strict lockdown is inspiring innovations both big and small.

    • 21 min
    The ESG Weekly: Investors are worrying about the wrong workplace safety measures, green buildings are healthier during pandemics, and what it is like to be in China right now

    The ESG Weekly: Investors are worrying about the wrong workplace safety measures, green buildings are healthier during pandemics, and what it is like to be in China right now

    At MSCI ESG Research, we spend a lot of time collecting information about workplace safety, but as economies start to reopen, we might need to pay attention to how close everyone is to each other while working. And then we discuss why the safety upgrades in green buildings might be the safest option for people during the COVID‐19 pandemic; then we continue our series where we ask our colleagues around the world what its like to live in their region during the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 19 min
    The ESG Weekly: Banks and recessions, Bayer calls a virtual meeting, and COVID‐19 is spreading in Japan

    The ESG Weekly: Banks and recessions, Bayer calls a virtual meeting, and COVID‐19 is spreading in Japan

    In the last recession, Banks were the villains but now they are the conduit through which governments are providing credit lifelines, we discussed who will survive. Then we discussed the decision by the German government to allow Bayer to call a virtual Annual General Meeting aka the annual shareholder gathering, which might mean an erosion of shareholder rights. And lastly we heard how the Government of Japan is dealing with the COVID pandemic.

    • 20 min

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