As Global Head of Research for MSCI ESG Research, Linda-Eling Lee oversees all ESG-related content and research methodology and chairs MSCI ESG Research’s Ratings Review Committee. She leads one of the largest teams of research analysts dedicated to identifying risks and opportunities arising from ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues in the world. The team, located in 16 offices globally, provides ESG ratings of 6,500+ issuers; industry and thematic research; and analysis used by institutional investors for positive and negative screening. Linda joined MSCI in 2010 following the acquisition of RiskMetrics, where she led ESG ratings research and was head of consumer sector analysis.
“We hope that access to ESG data for the average investor will continue to increase. Efforts by organizations such as the GRI, CDP and Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB) as well as the Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative are all working to improve corporate disclosure on ESG issues.”