MSCI is a leading provider of ESG and climate data and analysis tools to the finance industry. We are therefore happy to announce that MSCI has recently decided to offer its clients coal developer data from Urgewald’s Global Coal Exit List. With the help of our data, clients of MSCI’s ESG platform can now choose to screen out companies that are still developing new coal assets such as coal power plants, mines and coal transportation infrastructure.
The UN Secretary general has time and again called for the cancellation of all new coal projects in the pipeline. Almost half of the companies on Urgewald’s Global Coal Exit List are, however, still developing new coal assets. “We are pleased to work with MSCI and hope that the increased visibility of our data will encourage more financial institutions to adopt a ban on coal expansion,” says Heffa Schücking, director of Urgewald.