The MSCI Sustainability Institute is on a mission to drive progress by capital markets to create sustainable value and tackle global challenges such as climate change. Our mission mirrors our belief that capital markets can help to build a better future for all of us.

We aim to foster alignment of data, analysis, policy and practice. We do this by drawing upon MSCI’s experience and expertise in the investment industry to curate data and analysis, support scholarship and advance knowledge that helps practitioners, academics and policymakers fine-tune their approaches for maximum effectiveness.

The need for action

Preventing the worst effects of climate change will demand nothing short of a massive global economic transformation.

The shift will determine the competitiveness of nations and industries and be a defining factor for every society. It will also demand that leaders across all facets of society work in concert to drive it.

Capital plays a critical role in tackling climate change and other big global challenges like inequality. Investors and financial institutions are uniquely responsible for identifying long-term risks and translating those risks into opportunities.

Trillions of dollars are already being allocated to climate-related innovations and to companies of the clean-energy future.

Solutions to the biggest global problems demand data, insight and the ability to bridge research and practice. But they also require a willingness of different stakeholders to transcend borders and work across industries and organizations.

The challenge is to forge a new era of sustainable growth. The time is short.