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 in the paperboard-commodity markets at Fastmarkets. Abdulla also provided economic-policy assessments to a number of think tanks and consultancies in Washington and Europe. He received 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. Abdulla holds the CFA® certificate in ESG investing.
Research and Insights
Articles by Abdulla Zaid
Lost and (Not) Found: Carbon Migration Out of US Public Markets6 mins read Blog | Dec 8, 2022 |
While public markets are witnessing growing climate-related regulatory proposals and voluntary commitments, climate disclosures in private markets remain limited. We examine whether carbon emissions are migrating out of U.S. public markets.While public markets are witnessing growing climate-related regulatory proposals and voluntary commitments, climate disclosures in private markets remain limited. We examine whether carbon emissions are migrating out of U.S. public markets.
Private Assets Can’t Hide from SEC’s Proposed Climate Rule5 mins read Blog | Aug 8, 2022 |
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 Sectors5 mins read Blog | Apr 7, 2022 |
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 Funds5 mins read Blog | Nov 29, 2021 |
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?