MSCI: continues to build an ESG data ecosystem through strategic partnerships with GeoQuant & ELEVATE







MSCI continues to grow its ESG data ecosystem through strategic partnerships with GeoQuant

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NEW YORK – February 24, 2022: MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of mission-critical decision support tools and services to the global investment community, today announced two new partnerships with GeoQuant and ELEVATE to enhance the capacity of MSCI’s ESG data ecosystem.

MSCI clients will now have access to GeoQuant’s ESG geopolitical risk dataset, which merges political and computer science to provide daily indicators and two-year forecasts on more than 40 governance, social, safety and environmental issues in 127 countries. Using GeoQuant’s “Human + Machine (AI)” model, large volumes of reliable data, news and social media content are sorted to create intelligent algorithms which are then calibrated by a team of political scientists with a. doctorate and country-specific experts. The GeoQuant ESG geopolitical risk dataset is customizable by risk type, sector and asset class, allowing investors to systematically integrate geopolitical risk considerations.

To further support investors’ desire to understand social and governance risks within portfolios, ELEVATE’s ESG Supply Chain Risk Ratings aggregate supply chain data from over 100 countries. Data is collected through direct engagement with suppliers and workers and is independently audited and verified before being used in ELEVATE’s proprietary supply chain ESG risk ratings. The ELEVATE assessment includes an overall score, as well as 38 sub-scores organized by labor, health and safety, environment, business ethics, and management systems. The product dataset includes risk assessments on the human rights vulnerabilities of workers and communities involved in the supply of a range of products and can be segmented by industry, country and other key categories.

The partnerships further extend the robust capabilities of the MSCI data ecosystem, enhancing investors’ ability to address ESG needs through comprehensive datasets and additional insights. Investors will have new opportunities and ways to use the additional data to improve and diversify their models, portfolios and reports.

Eric Moen, Head of ESG & Climate at MSCI, said: “The demand for expanded ESG data is clear and growing. These exciting partnerships with GeoQuant and ELEVATE demonstrate MSCI’s commitment to meeting this challenge and meeting investor demands for the most relevant and robust datasets available today. Commitment to a data-driven approach to quantifying risk by measuring concrete business actions and

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countries and using this data to help provide clarity for investors to make more informed investment decisions on ESG integration. »

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About MSCI Inc.

MSCI is a leading provider of essential decision support tools and services for the global investment community. With over 50 years of expertise in research, data and technology, we drive better investment decisions by enabling clients to understand and analyze key risk and return drivers and build with confidence more efficient portfolios. We create enhanced industry-leading research solutions that clients use to better understand and improve transparency throughout the investment process. To learn more, please visit www.msci.com.

About GeoQuant

GeoQuant is a venture capital-backed technology company that fuses political and computer science to measure and predict political risk with unprecedented accuracy. Their core technology is a proprietary suite of real-time indicators and predictive analytics.

About ELEVATION

ELEVATE is the global leader in sustainability and supply chain services. ELEVATE designs, builds and manages data-driven sustainability programs with assessments, advice, program management and analytics that drive positive impact. They are committed to business-driven sustainability.

ESG supply chain data based on ELEVATE’s assessment increases supply chain transparency, covering information on environmental, labor, health and safety risks, business ethics and management systems.

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