| June 17, 2020
Watch Noel Friedman, Executive Director of ESG Ratings at MSCI, as he provides unique insights into the world of sustainable investing post-Covid-19. Slides are available below the video.
In Episode 5 of our Webinar Series, Noel Friedman, Executive Director at MSCI joined Peter Hafez, Chief Data
Scientist at RavenPack, to discuss themes and topics around sustainable investing.
Apart from providing an overview of global ESG trends, we also addressed some of the following questions:
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Noel is the Executive Director for ESG Ratings at MSCI, Inc., where he manages Product and Business
Development as well as the overall strategy for the business. Noel also manages all ESG products for
Americas. Prior to joining MSCI Inc., Mr. Friedman was the Global Head of Business Development for
RiskMetrics ESG Analytics and Managing Director for Research Products at KLD Research &
Since joining MSCI via KLD in 1998, Noel Friedman served first as a research analyst and created
KLD’s Client Services department, serving as its first manager. Mr. Friedman also co-founded
Research Products group, initially as a Product Manager. He led the development of KLD
into the industry standard for managing social restrictions in the separately managed accounts
industry, which at the time of KLD’s acquisition, was the second largest and fastest growing
research product at KLD.
Noel is currently a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society's (BSAS) Private Wealth
and the BSAS Sustainable Investment Conference committee. Noel was formerly a member of the BSAS
Noel is also a member of the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment Education and
Conference Committees. Noel formerly served as a member and co-chair of the steering committee
the Social Investment Research Analyst Network (SIRAN).
Noel has a B.A. in Political Science from Boston University and has successfully completed the
Chartered Financial Analyst program.
Peter is a pioneer in the field of applied news analytics, bringing alternative data to banks and
He has more than 15 years of experience in
quantitative finance with companies such as Standard & Poor's, Credit Suisse
First Boston, and Saxo Bank.
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