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Abdulla Zaid

Abdulla Zaid

Senior Associate, Burgiss

Abdulla Zaid is a senior economist on Burgiss’s applied-research team, with a focus on ESG in private capital markets. He previously worked as an economist at Fastmarkets RISI. Abdulla also provided economic-policy assessments to a number of think tanks and consultancies in Washington and Europe. He holds a master’s degree in development economics and policy from the University of Manchester and a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from St. Lawrence University.

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Articles by Abdulla Zaid

    Private Assets Can’t Hide from SEC’s Proposed Climate Rule

    5 mins read Blog | Aug 8, 2022 | Abdulla Zaid , Rumi Mahmood , Umar Ashfaq

    The SEC’s climate-disclosure proposal also may affect U.S.-listed GPs’ portfolios. In reality, the rule may represent the camel’s nose under the tent as the SEC indirectly brings climate transparency to some private companies.

    Understanding Private Capital’s Exposure to Carbon-Intensive Sectors

    5 mins read Blog | Apr 7, 2022 | Rumi Mahmood , Abdulla Zaid

    Understanding private capital’s exposure to the energy, materials and utilities sectors, and their related industries, across asset classes, may be critical in supporting more-informed risk management and engagement decisions.

    New Frontiers in Carbon Footprinting: Private-Equity and -Debt Funds

    5 mins read Blog | Nov 29, 2021 | Rumi Mahmood , Abdulla Zaid

    Private-capital funds, which can quickly make large investments in specific targets, are potentially powerful agents in the fight against climate change. But where do private-equity and -debt funds stand in terms of their estimated carbon-emission intensities?