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MSCI Opens Multi-disciplinary Sustainability Institute 

Research and data provider MSCI has launched the MSCI Sustainability Institute that will bring together players across different disciplines, including finance, academia, government, NGOs, think tanks and companies. The Institute plans to collaborate with academic institutions, such as the Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, to improve understanding of, and capability of sustainability data. It will also seek to pilot new data and approaches for measurement. This includes a framework for investment in climate resilience developed by the Global Adaptation and Resilience Investment Working Group (GARI), with analytical backing from the Institute and financial support from the Bezos Earth Fund and ClimateWorks Foundation. The Institute will also curate academic papers on sustainability and become a forum for debate. Linda-Eling Lee has been named Founding Director and Head of MSCI Sustainability Institute. Hiromichi Mizuno, who recently joined MSCI as a Special Advisor to the CEO, will advise MSCI Sustainability Institute in that capacity. “Global challenges such as climate change cannot be solved by governments, corporations, NGOs or multilateral organisations alone,” said Henry Fernandez, Chairman and CEO of MSCI. “The most meaningful solutions all require some type of cross-sector collaboration. Through the MSCI Sustainability Institute, we will bring together a wide range of thinkers with complementary strengths and expertise, and help them turn data-driven ideas into real-world influence and action.” 


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