Using ESG to analyze sovereign bonds

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MSCI ESG Intangible Value Assessment
MSCI ESG Intangible Value Assessment (IVA) provides research, ratings and analysis of corporate management of environmental and social risk factors. Through an in-depth comparison against sector peers, MSCI ESG IVA can reveal ESG-driven investment risks or opportunities that may not be captured by conventional analyses.

Key Features and Benefits
Broad Coverage Universe: Ratings and research reports on over 5,500 global companies. MSCI ESG IVA Ratings are also mapped to over 260,000 fixed income securities. Additional bespoke coverage beyond the standard coverage universe is available through the Custom Research team.

Access Industry Analysis: Over 70 industry reports analyzing the key ESG risks and opportunities for the industry, changes in the risk landscape, and best practices in risk management. The reports also benchmark and rank companies on key ESG issues and quantitative ESG performance metrics.

Availability on Multiple Platforms: In addition to the ESG Manager platform, MSCI ESG IVA is integrated within MSCI’s BarraOne and Barra Portfolio Manager platforms, as well as in Factset and Style Research.

Long-term Track Record: The research product provides 13+ years of ratings history for back testing and longitudinal analysis.

Risk Exposure and Opportunity Analysis: MSCI ESG IVA identifies key ESG issues that hold the greatest potential risk or opportunity for each industry sector. IVA analyzes each company’s risk exposure, measuring the extent to which a company’s core business is at risk of incurring unanticipated losses.

Support ESG Integration and PRI Compliance: Integrating ESG
into the investment process is the first requirement for PRI signatories and is increasingly being mandated and scrutinized by asset owners. MSCI ESG IVA looks at the financial relevance of ESG factors and is the right tool for meeting ESG integration requirements.

MSCI ESG IVA seeks to answer the following questions:...
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