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PGGM acquires research products for ESG integration

22 November 2012

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Dutch pension administrator PGGM Vermogensbeheer (PGGM) has chosen MSCI ESG Research, a data and analysis provider, to supply environmental, social and governance (ESG) research, rating and screening tools.

MSCI will provide the €128bn pension fund manager with a full range of its products, including MSCI ESG IVA for ESG ratings, MSCI ESG Impact Monitor for reputational risk assessments and MSCI ESG Business Involvement Screening Research.

Remy Briand, MSCI Index and ESG Research head, said: "We are proud to work with PGGM, a pioneer in implementing the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

"PGGM considers sustainability issues as material and believes that ESG integration into its ownership and investment decision‐making processes can have a positive impact on clients' long term risk‐adjusted financial returns."

First published 22.11.2012