China

“China’s MSCI constituents must meet environmental, social and governance ratings within two years” – South China Morning Post – September 3, 2017

In an exclusive interview with the South China Morning Post on September 3, 2017, global CEO of MSCI Henry Ferndandez disclosed that MSCI “aims to finish assigning environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance ratings on the mainland’s 222 listed firms to be included in its widely tracked Emerging Markets Index, within two years to meet […]

“MSCI: ‘Passive investing will be good for society’” – Financial Times – June 29, 2017

On July 6, 2017 the Financial Times reported that “after a long-running debate, MSCI decided to include mainland Chinese A-shares into its flagship emerging markets index for the first time.” The fascinating article profiles the attitudes of Henry Fernandez, the Mexican-born chairman of MSCI towards the impact of ESG issues in China, other emerging markets […]