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Arne Philipp Klug

Arne Philipp Klug

Vice President, MSCI Research

Arne Philipp Klug is MSCI’s biodiversity research director, overseeing thematic research on biodiversity and natural capital. He engages with investors and key stakeholders to help clients set and prioritize their investment objectives for biodiversity. Arne previously led MSCI’S ESG research on the transportation sector. Prior to joining MSCI, he worked as an ESG analyst and account manager at Sustainalytics in Frankfurt and Toronto. Arne holds a master’s degree in communications science, political economics and Hispanic studies from the University of Münster in Germany.

Research and Insights

Articles by Arne Philipp Klug

    Deforestation Risks on the Rise

    6 mins read Blog | Dec 14, 2022 | Arne Philipp Klug

    Continued forest loss poses risks to companies and investors. We use MSCI’s Biodiversity Screening Metrics to help identify industries exposed to deforestation risks and flag companies for a review of risk-management practices and active engagement.

    Location Matters: Using Geospatial Analysis to Assess Biodiversity Risks

    5 mins read Blog | May 10, 2022 | Gillian Mollod , Arne Philipp Klug

    A quarter of animal and plant species could face extinction heightening economic risks from biodiversity loss. Investors and issuers focusing on asset location and dedicated risk management practices could mitigate some of these challenges.

    2021 ESG Trends to Watch

    7 mins read Blog | Dec 7, 2020 | Linda-Eling Lee , Arne Philipp Klug , Meggin Thwing Eastman , Meggin Eastman , Philipp Klug

    Climate. ESG bubbles. Disclosure. Social inequality. Biodiversity. The topics don’t get much bigger — or more systemic. Here’s our analysis of the five ESG trends that will matter most to companies and their investors in 2021.

    Death of Diesel: A Scenario Analysis of Which Auto Makers Will Pay Higher Emissions Fines

    Research Report | Nov 6, 2017 | Arne Philipp Klug

    Regulators are considering banning diesel cars in various countries and cities to lower levels of toxic nitrogen oxides. This trend has already impacted auto markets in Europe. Declining diesel vehicle sales reflect a shrinking trust in customers who fear increased restrictions on use and lower re-sale values.  This analysis assumed a moderate 30% decline in diesel vehicles in a company’s fleet  by 2021 and modelled two different scenarios. Under scenario 1, customers buy petrol...