Governmental and scientific news and insights on investor oriented environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data.

MSCI: Out of Whack – U.S. CEO Pay and Long-term Investment Returns

Last year, MSCI asked whether pay packages given to U.S. chief executive officers reflected long-term shareholder returns and found they did not.1 The bottom fifth of companies by equity incentive award outperformed the top fifth by nearly 39% on average on a 10-year cumulative basis. That study looked at awarded pay — of which 60%-70% [...]

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The Value of ESG Data: Early Evidence for Emerging Markets Equities

Cambridge Associates October 2016: Our examination of incorporation of environmental, social, and governance factors into the stock selection process for two major MSCI indexes finds evidence that ESG factors added value in emerging markets equities but not developed markets equities Examination of the first three years data for the new MSCI Emerging Markets ESG Index [...]