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Michael Disabato

Michael Disabato
Senior Associate, ESG Research

About the Contributor

Michael Disabato serves on the MSCI ESG Editorial Board and is the host of the Weekly Edition of ESG NOW. Previously, he was a freelance journalist covering the environment and worked as a member of the consultant relations team at Impax Asset Management. Mike also worked at a non-profit impact investing fund focused on sustainable agriculture. He graduated with a B.A. from Indiana University with a concentration in Economics and Comparative Literature.

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  1. BLOG

    Is climate-change risk all about fossil fuels? Think again. 

    Sep 19, 2019 Michael Disabato

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    When it comes to reducing greenhouse gases, investors tend to focus on fossil fuels and power generation. But those are not the only companies that need to adapt to survive the transition to lower carbon emissions. We looked at five types of companies most people encounter every day, seeking to determine which companies are ahead of the curve in cutting both direct and indirect emissions — and which are behind.

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    Under the hood: Rating ESG funds 

    Jul 10, 2019 Michael Disabato

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    Nearly $31 trillion in assets under management were invested in funds that consider ESG issues in their investing process as of January 2018, a 34% increase from two years previously. Transparency is key to understanding what this expansion means.

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