Skip to Content

Morgan Stanley Inst Discovery C MSMFX Sustainability

| Medalist Rating as of | See Morgan Stanley Investment Hub

Sustainability Analysis

Author Image

Sustainability Summary

Morgan Stanley Inst Discovery Port has several promising attributes that may appeal to sustainability-focused investors.

The ESG risk of Morgan Stanley Inst Discovery Port's holdings is comparable to its peers in the US Equity Mid Cap category, thus earning an average Morningstar Sustainability Rating of 3 globes. Funds in the same category rated 4 or 5 globes tend to hold securities less exposed to ESG risk. Unlike impact, which measures positive environmental and societal outcomes attributable to an investment, ESG risk reflects the degree to which investments could be affected by material ESG issues, including climate change, biodiversity, product safety, community relations, data privacy and security, bribery and corruption, and corporate governance.

One key area of strength for Morgan Stanley Inst Discovery Port is its low Morningstar Portfolio Carbon Risk Score of 2.81 and very low fossil fuel exposure over the past 12 months, which earns it the Morningstar Low Carbon Designation. Thus, the companies held in the portfolio are in general alignment with the transition to a low-carbon economy. The fund has no exposure to high or severe controversies. Controversies are incidents that have a negative impact on stakeholders or the environment, which create some degree of financial risk for the company. Examples of types of controversies include bribery and corruption scandals, workplace discrimination and environmental incidents. Severe and high controversies can have significant financial repercussions, ranging from legal penalties to consumer boycotts. Such controversies can also damage the reputation of both companies themselves and their shareholders.

One potential issue for a sustainability-focused investor is that Morgan Stanley Inst Discovery Port doesn’t have an ESG-focused mandate. Funds with an ESG-focused mandate would have a higher probability to drive positive ESG outcomes.

ESG Commitment Level Asset Manager