MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Morgan Stanley, Economist Intelligence Unit Release “Inclusive Growth Opportunities Index” Ranking 20 Countries on Impact Investing Potential

The Institute for Sustainable Investing, a unit of US-based financial services firm Morgan Stanley, in collaboration with The Economist Intelligence Unit, a UK-based advisory affiliated with The Economist magazine, recently released the 2017 Inclusive Growth Opportunities Index, a report on investment opportunities intended to increase access to education, healthcare and finance as well as “gender inclusion.” The report, which the authors plan to produce annually, ranks 20 countries in terms of “inclusive growth opportunities” based on 150 metrics in six categories: financial risk, business environment, investment activity, technology and infrastructure, enabling environment, and demand.

Morgan Stanley is a financial services firm headquartered in the city of New York that operates in 42 countries. The firm, which was established in 1935, focuses on wealth management, institutional securities and investment management. As of December 2016, it reported total assets of USD 814 billion, total equity of USD 77 billion and net annual income of USD 6.1 billion.

By Jacob O’Driscoll & Christian Chartier, Research Associates

Sources and Additional Resources

Morgan Stanley and The Economist Intelligence Unit Release New Index to Support Investment in Inclusive Growth https://www.morganstanley.com/press-releases/morgan-stanley-and-the-economist-intelligence-unit-release-new-i

Morgan Stanley Inclusive Growth Opportunities Index and tool
http://www.morganstanley.com/content/dam/msdotcom/ideas/eiu-inclusive-growth-infographic/1799419_EIU_MS_InclusiveGrowth_20170518_Final.pdf

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