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December 17, 2020

Refinitiv builds out ESG Research Offering.  MSCI ESG Research now available on Refinitiv Eikon and Workspace

MSCI ESG Ratings help institutional investors identify environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities within their portfolio.

NEW YORK / LONDON / SINGAPORE – Refinitiv announced today that MSCI ESG Research reports are now available to Buyside users by request on the Refinitiv Eikon and Workspace platforms—including mobile access. MSCI ESG Research provides institutional investors with a robust ESG integration tool to help them mitigate risk and enhance long term value creation. 

Refinitiv customers can now benefit from utilizing the MSCI ESG Ratings and research reports through the Refinitiv Eikon and Workspace platforms, along with Refinitiv proprietary ESG Data to help investors identify environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities within their portfolio.  The universe of reports available will include Corporate Ratings Reports, Government Ratings Reports, Industry Research, and Controversy Reports.  MSCI ESG Ratings leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and natural language processing augmented with a team of analysts who research and rate companies on a ‘AAA‘ to ‘CCC’ scale according to their exposure to industry-specific ESG risks and their ability to manage those risks relative to peers. 

Eric Moen, Head of ESG Products for MSCI ESG Research, said: “We are encouraged that investor demand in ESG integration will only continue to accelerate. We’re pleased to be offering our MSCI ESG Ratings reports through the Refinitiv platform, allowing clients greater flexibility in their workflows and increased access to ESG content.”

Earlier this year, Refinitiv debuted Fund ESG Scores to facilitate industry transition to sustainable investing. In 2019, Refinitiv brought together its ESG Sustainable Investing and Lipper Fund Ratings businesses to increase focus on unearthing links between sustainable business strategies and financial performance.  

Leon Saunders Calvert, Head of Sustainable Investing, Lipper and I&A Insights, Refinitiv, said: “Refinitiv is focused on mainstreaming the use of ESG data to enable capital to be optimized for prosperous and sustainable outcomes. This collaboration with MSCI, with their industry leading ESG research to be carried over the Refinitiv platform, lends further value to our central role in research distribution and demonstrates our commitment to providing a holistic view of sustainable finance across data, insights, workflow and analytics.”  

Refinitiv has been serving the financial industry with ESG data and solutions for over 18 years and offers one of the richest ESG databases in the industry – a fully transparent resource that is trusted by investors and corporates to drive positive impact and provide comprehensive analysis. As members of the UN Global Compact, Refinitiv is part of a community of 9,000+ businesses across 135 countries that are committed to operating with responsible business practices at its core.

Refinitiv ESG data is designed to help investors make sound, sustainable investment decisions, our ESG data covers 80% of global market cap and over 450 metrics.

About Refinitiv

Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, serving over 40,000 institutions in approximately 190 countries. It provides leading data and insights, trading platforms, and open data and technology platforms that connect a thriving global financial markets community - driving performance in trading, investment, wealth management, regulatory compliance, market data management, enterprise risk and fighting financial crime For more information visit: www.refinitiv.com

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