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Chris Cote

Chris Cote
Vice President, MSCI Research

About the Contributor

Chris Cote leads research on the energy sector for the Americas ESG and climate research team at MSCI. Prior to joining MSCI, he advised clients on global energy-market fundamentals and pricing developments. Chris has extensive experience conducting energy and climate research. He holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University.

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  1. BLOG

    Could Europe’s Shift from Russian Gas Accelerate Climate-Transition Risk? 

    Mar 30, 2022 Chris Cote , Zoltán Nagy , Guido Giese

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    Europe’s search for energy sources outside of Russia may slow the low-carbon transition in the short term. Staying within a net-zero cumulative emissions budget would mean fewer emissions later. What might this path mean for investors’ portfolios?

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    Companies May Not Be Ready for SEC Climate-Disclosure Rules 

    Mar 29, 2022 Chris Cote , Kenji Watanabe

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    The SEC proposed requirements for U.S. companies to disclose certain climate-related risks, beginning in 2024. To assess whether companies are prepared to meet these requirements, we looked at the emission-disclosure rates of a large sample of U.S. equities.

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    Constructing Net-Zero Portfolios: Three Approaches 

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

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    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?