MSCI Inc. announced the launch of MSCI Private Company Data Connect ? a centralized hub that provides general partners access to private companies' sustainability and climate data and disclosures. MSCI Private Company Data Connect is designed to drive transparency and a common language for investors in private markets considering companies?

sustainability and climate data by enabling GPs to: Execute due diligence and risk management processes; Respond to client and regulatory sustainability reporting requirements; And develop sustainable value creation strategies, such as engagement and target-setting for their portfolio companies. Companies retain ownership of their self-reported data and can approve or decline data requests from GPs and lenders directly on the platform. MSCI Private Company Data Connect also allows companies to search for institutions and market participants that are active on the hub to proactively provide access to their data.

MSCI Private Company Data Connect will leverage the template developed by the ESG Integrated Disclosure Project (?ESG IDP?) ? an industry initiative bringing together leading lenders in the private credit and syndicated loan markets to improve transparency and accountability. The ESG IDP was formed by the Alternative Credit Council, the private credit affiliate of the Alternative Investment Management Association, the Loan Syndications and Trading Association, and the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, in co-operation with a group of leading alternative asset managers, credit investors and a coalition of market stakeholders.

MSCI Private Company Data Connect also helps companies without emissions data simplify carbon accounting through software from Persefoni AI Inc. (?Persefoni?), which provides technology to businesses and financial institutions. The Persefoni AI-powered, carbon measurement and reporting tool, Persefoni Pro, is a guided platform available for free to MSCI Private Company Data Connect users. MSCI Private Company Data Connect is available on MSCI ONE, a cloud-based technology platform that provides investors and companies access to MSCI?s portfolio of products and solutions.