Implied Temperature Rise by GICS® sector

Tracking climate progress by listed companies

Every sector has its sector-specific emissions budget and companies whose emissions trajectories align (or don’t) with it. By design, the use of a forward-looking climate impact metric such as MSCI’s Implied Temperature Rise captures the extent to which companies are projected to overshoot or undershoot their sector-specific budget for staying below a target temperature.

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Source: MSCI ESG Research, data as of Jan. 31, 2024. Sectors from the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®) jointly developed by MSCI Inc. and S&P Global Market Intelligence. The GICS® structure comprises 11 sectors, 25 industry groups, 59 industries and 158 sub-industries.