I-Mab Receives “A” Rating in Updated MSCI ESG Assessment

GAITHERSBURG, MD. and SHANGHAI, China – March 7, 2023 – I-Mab (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: IMAB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel biologics, today announced that I-Mab has been granted “A” rating by MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International) ESG, following MSCI ESG’s most recent annual review, and such rating outperforms 66% peers among global biotech companies.

MSCI ESG Assessment is one of the well-recognized ESG rating systems by global institutional investors. The high standard and strong credibility enable the rating result is broadly applied into investment decision process. MSCI analyzes ESG practices of qualified public companies annually from perspectives of environmental, social and governance, aims to evaluate long-term operational and financial ESG-related risk, and provides analytical support to facilitate investment decisions for global investors.

“I-Mab has consistently demonstrated its unwavering commitment to high ESG standard of practice since its inception,” said ESG committee Chairman and independent director, Mr. Chun Kwok Alan Au. “As we look to the future, I-Mab remains dedicated to integrating its ESG principles, encapsulated by Patients, Philanthropy, and People, into our corporate strategy and core value to drive sustainable long-term growth and create value for patients and shareholders.”


About I-Mab

I-Mab (Nasdaq: IMAB) is a dynamic, global biotech company exclusively focused on discovery, development and soon, commercialization of novel or highly differentiated biologics in the therapeutic areas of immuno-oncology and autoimmune diseases. The Company’s mission is to bring transformational medicines to patients around the world through innovation. I-Mab’s innovative pipeline of more than 10 clinical and pre-clinical stage drug candidates is driven by the Company’s Fast-to-Proof-of-Concept and Fast-to-Market development strategies through internal R&D and global partnerships and commercial partnerships. I-Mab has established its global footprint in Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Lishui and Hong Kong in China, and Maryland and San Diego in the United States.  For more information, please visit https://www.i-mabbiopharma.com and follow I-Mab on LinkedIn, Twitter, and WeChat.

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