“Morningstar ethical rating could cost funds billions” – Financial Times – January 17, 2016

The Financial Times reported on January 17, 2016 that “Morningstar will release the environmental, social and governance scores of a large proportion of the 200,000 funds it tracks for the first time before the end of March.”

According to the article, “Morningstar’s ESG scores for funds will be based on company ratings from Sustainalytics, a research company that examines more than 4,500 listed businesses globally.  The data provider plans to provide scores for the majority of funds invested in large and medium-sized companies.”

Registered readers may read the article on the Financial Times internet site.

Note from Emerging Markets ESG – It is unclear why the headline of the article refers to an ethical rating whereas the article itself consistently uses the acronym ESG.