We view our approach to ESG as a journey that is guided by the needs of our clients, over four decades of active investing expertise and a team of highly experienced investment managers.
We recognize that there are numerous ways to incorporate material environmental, social and governance issues into the investment process. We provide our investment teams with the flexibility to adopt those that best suit the strategies they manage and that allow them to generate attractive returns for our clients.
At the same time, we promote a set of shared principles to guide our collective ESG effort:
Stewards of Capital
MSIM’s Sustainability Council comprises senior, cross-functional business leaders and investment leaders who oversee firm strategy, resourcing and processes including: promoting definitions and standards for Sustainable Investing; supporting the continued innovation of ESG products and solutions; championing Sustainable Investing across MSIM’s staff and culture; and ensuring business readiness for evolving client/regulator demands.
The Sustainability team is responsible for developing MSIM’s ESG investment integration standards, helping to launch thematic Sustainability funds, advising sales professionals and clients on sustainability matters, and producing sustainability data, tools and research in support of our investment teams. The Sustainability team also comprises the Global Stewardship function, which coordinates our stewardship and investee engagement agenda.
Morgan Stanley Institute
for Sustainable Investing
The Institute is dedicated to accelerating the adoption of sustainable investing by partnering across the firm to foster innovation, help develop the next generation of sustainable investing leaders and generate insights that inform and empower investors.