MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of indexes, portfolio construction and risk management tools and services for global investors, and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental economic organization, have collaborated to deliver a joint research paper
“Institutional Investing for the SDGs”, which is aimed at facilitating a discussion among market participants and stakeholders about the role of institutional investors in implementing UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their strategies.
The development community has sought greater engagement with institutional investors to mobilize additional capital, which the OECD believes means increasing awareness of the SDGs and their importance among institutional investors to incentivize strategic allocations of capital.
As such, MSCI and OECD are working together with the following two goals:
1. Create a framework for discussion around investment options and the potential role of institutional investors in achieving the SDGs; and
2. Develop a proof-of-concept illustration of a hypothetical index for use by institutional investors in public equity markets that targets SDG needs.