BlackRock to create index funds on new MSCI ESG series

MSCI's latest environmental, social and governance index series includes ex Controversial Weapons indexes and SRI indexes based on its ESG research ratings

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MSCI's ESG series screens out cluster bombs, landmines, chemical, biological, and depleted uranium weapons

Index provider MSCI has launched 25 environmental, social and governance (ESG) indexes that will form the basis of a series of BlackRock index funds.

“We are seeing a lot of interest from high-net-worth individuals down to retail investors [who] recognise the importance of these issues and [are] seeking a means of evaluating the risks and opportunities associated with them,” says Thomas Kuh, executive director at MSCI ESG Indices in London.

The launch includes nine MSCI Global ex Controversial

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