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Boris Prahl

Boris Prahl
Executive Director, MSCI Research

About the Contributor

Boris Prahl leads physical climate risk modelling at MSCI. As a senior climate researcher and manager, he drives the research and development of the MSCI Climate Value-at-Risk model for physical risks. Boris joined MSCI through the acquisition of Carbon Delta where he worked on climate scenario analysis. Previously, he assessed the impact of climate hazards as a postdoctoral researcher at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Boris holds a doctorate in meteorology from the Free University Berlin and a master’s degree in physics from Imperial College London.

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  1. BLOG

    Identifying Emerging “Hot Spots” for Physical Risk in the US 

    Sep 9, 2020 Patric Kellermann , Boris Prahl

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    Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and severity of physical climate risks such as extreme temperatures, tropical cyclones, torrential rainfall and flooding. Our map identifies emerging climate risk hotspots in the U.S. 

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    How climate change may ‘flood’ global equities 

    Feb 5, 2020 David Lunsford , Boris Prahl

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    Of all the threats to the environment from climate change, sea-level rise may be one of the most devastating and permanent. The question for global equity investors is how coastal-flooding risks may affect their portfolios.