MSCI Sustainability Institute

We work to drive progress by capital markets to create sustainable value and tackle global challenges such as climate change. Our initiatives are designed to spur collaboration among key financial, academic, business, government and civil society leaders and align data, analysis, policy and action. We aim to uncover the most innovative thinking in the field to help participants see what’s ahead, manage emerging risks and contribute to sustainable growth and a thriving global society.


How do we accelerate climate progress in the largest economies?

That was the question at a roundtable hosted by the MSCI Sustainability Institute at COP28 on Wednesday, where leaders from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the White House, business and finance shared insights for clearing barriers that get in the way of climate action.


The run-up to COP28 saw a cascade of reports on progress by countries and companies to stop climate change that are likely to inform the conversation at the climate summit. Here are 10 of those reports (including two from the MSCI Sustainability Institute) with the biggest takeaways from each.


The Asia-Pacific region could slash nearly three-quarters of its combined carbon emissions and minimize economic disruption from the transition to a clean-energy economy by phasing out coal-fired power plants sooner rather than later, a new analysis by the MSCI Sustainability Institute finds.


Listed companies in the world’s largest economies are likely to slow their pace of reducing greenhouse gas emissions this decade while decarbonization by their respective home countries is on track to accelerate, the latest edition of MSCI’s Net-Zero Tracker finds.


Capital, collaboration and data will each play a critical role in determining whether society succeeds in staving off the worst impacts of a warming planet.

The three themes resounded on Tuesday throughout the launch of the MSCI Sustainability Institute, which brought together leaders from across capital markets, academia, business, government and civil society to examine action to achieve global climate goals and address the opportunities that accompany the shift to a clean-energy economy.