MSCI’s temperature scores stir angst among green investors

Ratings firm says world’s biggest wind power company will produce more global warming than Shell

How can an offshore wind company contribute more to global warming than an oil company? That’s the question asset managers have for MSCI, the creator of an increasingly popular temperature-scoring tool used by investors.  

Royal Dutch Shell, Europe’s biggest oil major, is on track to generate 2.72°C of global warming, according to MSCI’s Implied Temperature Rise metric. Orsted, the largest operator of offshore wind farms, has a warming score of 3.19°C. 

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