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Downgrades expected as MSCI amends methodology for ESG fund ratings

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The ESG ratings market is being criticised over a lack of transparency and accuracy regarding methodologies and working practices (Photo: Perutskyy/Envato)

The ratings provider is implementing a new approach to swap-based exchange traded funds to give ‘more accurate assessments' of ESG factors to investors. MSCI’s changes to its methodology for rating environmental, social and governance funds are reigniting debate on how rating providers should best incorporate ESG credentials in their assessments ...

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