Morgan Stanley

InfluenceMap Score
C
Performance Band
72%
Organisation Score
47%
Relationship Score
Sector:
Financials
Head​quarters:
New York, United States
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

Morgan Stanley appears to have had somewhat limited engagement on sustainable finance policy, while stating support for sustainable finance overall. Morgan Stanley has supported action to keep global temperature rise to 1.5C and advocated for a role for finance in delivering the goals of the Paris Agreement. CEO James Gorman has called for urgent attention to tackle climate change.

In 2021, Morgan Stanley Investment Management signed onto a statement of support for the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), advocating for policymakers to increase the ambition of regulated corporate ESG disclosure. While Morgan Stanley has taken a somewhat unclear position on the EU Taxonomy on its corporate website, a 2020 case study and a 2021 news article suggest support for the Taxonomy. In the same 2021 news article, Morgan Stanley appears to support the EU Green Bond Standard.

In a 2021 insights article Morgan Stanley appeared to support efforts to incorporate climate into central banks’ operational frameworks, and in its 2021 CDP response Morgan Stanley stated support for the UK Prudential Regulation Authority’s efforts to incorporate climate risks into banks’ and insurers’ governance and risk management.

Morgan Stanley has described some broad sustainable finance policy positions in reports and articles on its corporate website, but without further details on specific policies and engagement with regulators and policymakers. Morgan Stanley has disclosed memberships to some US trade associations but has not given details on the sustainable finance policy positions of these organizations or any actions taken to address misalignments. Memberships to, for example, EU trade associations are not disclosed.

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How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.