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How Climate Change Could Impact Credit Risk

Oct 20, 2021 Reka Janosik, Thomas Verbraken

Investors are increasingly focused on gauging the risks related to climate change. We investigated how various climate scenarios could impact the credit risk of portfolios. In one scenario, 16% of investment-grade issuers could migrate to high yield.

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Understanding Carbon Exposure in Private Assets

Oct 14, 2021 Manish Shakdwipee

Public companies and managers of listed assets face growing disclosure requirements. But private companies have not received the same level of scrutiny. How can investors in private assets calculate their exposure to carbon emitters, and what can they do about it?

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Creeping Crypto: Cryptocurrency Risk and ESG

Oct 13, 2021 Harlan Tufford, Nigel Fletcher, Siyu Liu, Aura Toader

Institutional investors may have more exposure to cryptocurrency risk than they realize. We find that cryptocurrencies were a part of business for at least 52 companies covered by MSCI ESG Research, including 26 MSCI ACWI Index constituents.

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Stress Testing Portfolios for Climate-Change Risk

Oct 7, 2021 Nathan Faigle, Simone Ruiz-Vergote

How quickly companies implement net-zero pledges can affect the value of investments. Stress testing can be used to test how the valuation of a portfolio could change under different climate transition speeds or scenarios chosen by the investor.

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Constructing Net-Zero Portfolios: Three Approaches

Sep 30, 2021 Guido Giese, Zoltán Nagy, Chris Cote

While investors around the world are committing to bring the carbon footprints of their portfolios to net-zero by 2050, figuring out how to do so is not a simple matter. What alternatives do investors have?

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Net-Zero Alignment: Objectives and Strategic Approaches for Investors

Sep 20, 2021 GIESE Guido, NAGY Zoltan, COTE Chris

Investors have a key role in keeping global warming well below 2°C. We examine four strategic levers that investors can use to accelerate companies’ decarbonization: a shift of capital, active stewardship, financing of low-carbon solutions and policy advocacy. 

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Measuring the Temperature of Your Portfolio

Sep 14, 2021 Simone Ruiz-Vergote

Institutional investors are setting targets to align their portfolios with a 1.5˚-2°C global warming scenario. But measuring and reporting portfolio temperature rise remain challenging. How can investors measure the temperature of their portfolios?

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Regulatory Risk Rises for South Korean Employers

Sep 14, 2021 SK Kim

Are South Korean companies ready to deal with the country’s new workplace-safety law? Our research finds that many of those companies — often located in the machinery and metals and mining industries — are ill-prepared.

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