As ESG investing faces headwinds, MSCI’s CEO says ESG ‘most popular’ topic for clients

For future analytics enhancements, the vendor will also lean into large language models and generative AI.

Henry Fernandez, chairman and CEO of index and analytics provider MSCI, just completed a six-month road trip through Asia, the Middle East, Western Europe and the US—and all clients wanted to talk about was ESG.

“ESG risks and opportunities are investment risks and opportunities,” as more investors worldwide realize that ESG—despite being a contentious topic in political circles—represents just another form of “fundamental analysis of securities,” Fernandez told investors on MSCI’s Q2 earnings

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to Waterstechnology? View our subscription options

If you already have an account, please sign in here.

The Cusip lawsuit: A love story

With possibly three years before the semblance of a verdict is reached in the ongoing class action lawsuit against Cusip Global Services and its affiliates, Reb wonders what exactly is so captivating about the ordeal.

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a WatersTechnology account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here