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Abhishek Srivastav focuses on conducting applied research across various ESG topics, including climate change, executive compensation and banking. Before joining MSCI, he was an associate professor at the University of Edinburgh. Abhishek has regularly presented his research at international conferences and meetings organized by central banks, and his research has been published in leading academic journals. He holds a doctorate in finance from the University of Edinburgh.

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Articles by Abhishek Srivastav

    Illuminating the Relationship Between ESG and Performance

    Research Report | Jul 27, 2022 | Zoltán Nagy, Guido Giese, Abhishek Srivastav

    Time horizons are key to understanding the impact of environmental, social and governance on stock returns. This paper, which was published in Investments & Wealth Monitor, illustrates the relative importance of event risk vs. erosion risks over time.

    Understanding MSCI Climate Indexes: Methodologies, Facts and Figures

    Research Report | Nov 2, 2021 | Saurabh Katiyar, Guillermo Cano, Guido Giese, Abhishek Srivastav, Christine Chardonnens

    Integrating climate considerations into benchmarks is one way to build a consistent framework for integrating climate risk across an entire equity portfolio. We discuss four categories of climate indexes that reflect investor objectives and preferences.