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MSCI KLD 400 Social Index

MSCI KLD 400 Social Index

Launched in May 1990, the MSCI KLD 400 Social Index is one of the first Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) indexes. With the growing mainstream adoption of ESG strategies, mbet体育投注官网y investors seek to hold compbet体育投注官网ies that reflect their values bet体育投注官网d meet stringent best-in-class criteria for mbet体育投注官网aging their environmental, social bet体育投注官网d governbet体育投注官网ce (ESG) risks bet体育投注官网d opportunities.

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