MSCI Launches New Factor ESG Target Indexes

MSCI Inc., a leading provider of research-based indexes and analytics announced  the launch of MSCI Factor ESG Target Indexes, designed to help clients leverage thepower of MSCI Factor Indexes while integrating ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) into theirinvestment strategies.

Demand for such investment products has grown as clients increasingly seek to integrate ESG criteria into their

investment processes. MSCI continues to lead the natural evolution in this field by combining the attributes of
both Factors and ESG to bring next generation products to market. These products are designed to allow clients
to more effectively incorporate ESG integration into Factor focused portfolios.

“We are proud to be launching the MSCI Factor ESG Target indexes today,” said Diana Tidd, Head of Index at
MSCI “MSCI is seen as a thought leader in ESG and Factor Investing, and this new suite of indexes helps our
clients integrate ESG while still focusing on the benefits of Factor Investing. We work closely with our clients to
bring index solutions to market.”

“An important example is how Taiwan’s Bureau of Labor Funds (BLF) has continued to embrace the responsible
investment concept. The BLF continues to press ahead with enhancing the concept and is excited to work with
MSCI on Factor ESG customized indexes.”

MSCI has been a leader in the application of Factors for 40+ years with $214 billion in assets benchmarked to
MSCI Factor Indexes and is the world’s largest provider of ESG indexes. This unique position has allowed MSCI
to develop MSCI Factor ESG Target Indexes, designed to help clients looking to embed ESG criteria into their
Factor based strategies.

The new indexes are based on MSCI’s leading Factor Indexes; Minimum Volatility, Quality, Value and MultiFactor
indexes and use the award winning MSCI ESG Ratings, provided by MSCI ESG Research.

To learn more about MSCI Factor ESG Target Indexes, visit

  • MSCI Minimum Volatility ESG Target Indexes
  • MSCI Quality ESG Target Indexes
  • MSCI Value ESG Target Indexes
  • MSCI Multiple-Factor ESG Target Indexes
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