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Sustainable Investing Challenge Expands Its Global Footprint


This year’s 8th annual Sustainable Investing Challenge has attracted the most geographically dispersed slate of finalists yet, with an equally diverse offering of investment proposals.

Morgan Stanley Announces Creation of Innovative Play Spaces for Children in 14 Cities With KaBOOM!

Providing thousands of children with safe play spaces and strengthening their healthy start to life
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NEW YORK, February 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced the creation of 14 new play spaces for children through a Morgan Stanley Foundation grant to KaBOOM! and the hands-on efforts of hundreds of its employees throughout the U.S. this year. With our partners and volunteers we will be building two physical playgrounds in Boston and Atlanta and providing creative play grants in 12 cities to provide local nonprofits an Imagination Playground or Rigamjig, which allow for year-round actvitiy in areas with limited space or inclement weather.

Business Value of Pro Bono: Foster a Strong Culture

Find out how Morgan Stanley connects their pro bono programs to the bottom line
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Pro bono service is a powerful way to drive social change. Yet, many corporate employees looking to bring pro bono service to their company struggle to get buy-in from leadership and other key stakeholders. Although these stakeholders may understand the social value of pro bono, they don't always see the business value. 

Morgan Stanley's Audrey Choi Talks Inclusive Growth at the BSR Conference 2017

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2017, Morgan Stanley Chief Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer Audrey Choi explored inclusive growth. 

“At the end of the day, we are convinced that corporations, individually and collectively, are powerful forces for change,” Choi said.

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Incorporating Inclusive Growth


Companies that think beyond the bottom line may be stronger and more innovative, a report on the private sector’s role in inclusive growth argues.

Morgan Stanley Releases New Report Finding Sustainability Communication Disconnect Between Companies and Investors

Communicating Sustainability paper identifies a communications gap and provides best practices for meeting investor ESG needs
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NEW YORK, October 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing released a new report analyzing the communications disconnect between the environmental, social and governance (ESG) information investors seek and what companies provide. The paper, Sustainable Value: Communicating ESG to the 21st Century Investor, identifies the communications opportunities and best practices for companies to better communicate their ESG stories to enhance their business and investor value.

Morgan Stanley Announces New Goal of Carbon Neutrality for Global Operations by 2022

The Firm commits to sourcing 100 percent of its global energy needs from renewable energy by 2022 while continuing efforts to reduce overall energy usage
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NEW YORK, September 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced a new goal to achieve carbon neutrality for global operations by 2022. Underpinning this goal is a long-standing commitment to reducing energy consumption, improving energy efficiency and procuring renewable energy. As part of this goal, Morgan Stanley will source 100 percent of its global energy needs from renewable energy. Since 2006, the Firm has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 36 percent and has achieved its two previous emissions reductions goals ahead of schedule.

Morgan Stanley Employees Build New Playground in Baltimore As Part of Healthy Cities Program

Healthy Cities initiative connects wellness, nutrition and play resources to give children a healthy start to life
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September 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced that over 200 Morgan Stanley and community volunteers will build a playground at Union Baptist-Harvey Johnson Head Start as part of the Morgan Stanley’s Healthy Cities initiative. Joining forces with Union Baptist-Harvey Johnson Head Start and KaBOOM!, volunteers will give more than 400 area children the play space needed for a childhood with balanced and active play, so they can thrive.

Morgan Stanley and the Economist Intelligence Unit Release New Index to Support Investors Seeking Climate Change Mitigation Opportunities

Climate Change Mitigation Opportunities Index Offers a Tool to Help Investors Explore Technologies That Can Help Mitigate Climate Change and Provide Market Returns
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September 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing released the Climate Change Mitigation Opportunities Index, a report and interactive tool investors can use to examine the risks and opportunities of climate change mitigation investments. The index seeks to evaluate technology investment opportunities, both on their impact on mitigating climate change and their potential for market-rate returns.

Morgan Stanley Survey Finds Interest in Sustainable Investing Stronger than Ever

Investor Survey shows awareness and interest in sustainable investing continuing to climb steadily – 75% of individual investors and 86% of Millennials are interested in sustainable investing
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Three-quarters of active individual investors and 86% of Millennial active individual investors describe themselves as interested in sustainable investing, according to a new survey published today by the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing. The second edition of the investor survey, Sustainable Signals, examines the attitudes, perceptions and behaviors of individual investors towards sustainable investing and considers the broader implications for investors, corporations and governments.


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