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Research & resources

The data, guides and tools below should help companies with their own message development for sustainable investor relations.

Research Archive - MSCI ESG Research

Archive of MSCI ESG's reseach reports which provide useful context for any engagement with MSCI ESG analysts.

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Re-evaluating ESG performance post-COVID in the biopharma industry

In light of the COVID crisis, investors are re-examining how to measure companies’ sustainability performance. This article is based on research and conversations with investors, ESG and pharma industry experts.

Companies will need to continuously monitor changes in ESG rating frameworks and shifts in investors’ expectations. Although developments spurred by the pandemic are highly dynamic, we have ventured to take a brief snapshot of the trends that seem most significant for the pharmaceutical industry. This article outlines the main trends to watch post-COVID.

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ESG ratings on companies - MSCI ESG Research

A searchable database of the ESG ratings assigned to companies by MSCI ESG Research

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The Reporting Exchange - WBCSD

The Reporting Exchange is a tool for people involved in preparing and delivering corporate sustainability, annual or integrated reports to help them navigate the often confusing world of corporate reporting.

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ESG ratings - Sustainalytics

Database that enables companies to look up the how they (and a selection of their peers) are rated by Sustainalytics

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IRRI 2019 - Institutional Investor

The IRRI Survey is the annual survey of the sustainable investment value chain and has documented sustainable investor communications practices over the past six years.

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Enhancing the credibility of non-financial information: the investor perspective - WBCSD

This report explores what value this information has for investors, what could make it more reliable and what role assurance can play in increasing confidence in it.

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Refreshing your materiality matrix - Finch & Beak

This article includes a discussion of coronavirus related factors that may influence a company's 'materiality matrix'

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ESG Disclosure Handbook - WBCSD

This guide sets out a simple set of questions and steps that give companies a simple, clear and practical way of optimizing confidence in externally reported ESG information.

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Telling your ESG Story - Intrado Digital Media

On-demand webinar that discusses how companies can create a consistent ESG message across different corporate websites, news releases, regulatory filings, video events and social media posts.

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Biopharma Investor ESG Communications Guidance 2.0 - High Meadows Institute

Guidance that helps companies communicate their ESG narrative, including strategy, governance, risks, opportunities, and performance, in a well-structured and comparable manner.

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