MSCI arms all investors with ESG ratings of 2,800 top firms

A growing number of investors across the world are factoring ESG risk into their decision-making, in the belief that companies with a good rating will be better-run and produce stronger returns with lower risk.

MSCI, which awards companies an ESG rating based on 37 criteria such as corporate governance and carbon emissions, said it would release data on more companies in 2020, taking the total number with public data to 7,500.

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