We equip academic researchers with investment-relevant data and know-how; and investors with insights from academic studies.

MSCI Sustainability Institute Research Portal

Investors can struggle to understand ties between sustainability considerations and other drivers of long-term financial performance. The Institute is curating a searchable database of academic publications on the relationship between sustainability factors and the value of financial assets that are noteworthy for their potential usefulness to investment practice. The selection will include a diversity of studies that examine the creation of sustainable value in capital markets.

Equipping academic and policy researchers with sustainability data

Accessing climate data and practitioner understanding

Climate data and metrics differ substantially in terms of their scope and applications. The Institute will equip academic and policy researchers with sustainability data, metrics and models that investors can use to inform decision-making. The Institute will also team with select academic institutions, including Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, to host trainings designed to help researchers understand the applications of such metrics for capital allocation and keep pace with developments in sustainability data.

Climate Scholars Program

Climate Scholars Program

The Institute is collaborating with select Swiss universities to sponsor master’s level theses related to climate. Please contact the Institute to register your interest if you are a student or lecturer from any of the following institutions:

  • ETH Zurich
  • EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
  • University of Zurich
  • ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences
  • University of St. Gallen

The Institute runs the program in collaboration with MSCI’s Climate Risk Center, which is headquartered in Zurich and brings together some of the best minds in quantitative finance and climate science to design and build new types of models and analytics.