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Bhaveer Shah

Bhaveer Shah

Vice President, MSCI Research

Bhaveer focuses on applied ESG and climate research for fixed-income and multi-asset-class investing. He also leads MSCI’s climate and ESG research for sovereign bonds, creating new products such as the MSCI Sovereign Climate Value-at-Risk Model. He is a voting member of the MSCI committee on green-bond methodology. Bhaveer previously worked at Credit Suisse, where he was a foreign-exchange and rates strategist for six years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in economics from the London School of Economics.

Research and Insights

Articles by Bhaveer Shah

    How Sovereigns Have Changed the Green-Bond Market

    6 mins read Blog | Apr 19, 2023 | Afsaneh Mastouri, Bhaveer Shah, Vishakha Pandey

    Green bonds’ issuance by governments has increased significantly and changed the green-bond universe and its indexes. Investors have had to adjust accordingly.   

    How Climate Transition Risk May Impact Sovereign Bond Yields

    Research Report | Aug 15, 2022 | Bhaveer Shah

    How might climate transition risk affect government bonds? We quantified the impact of transition risk on sovereign bond yields using MSCI’s Sovereign Bond Climate Value-at-Risk model. The risk might sizeable and may vary by maturity and by country.

    Abortion Pills and the Climate of Bonds

    Podcast | May 6, 2022 | Namita Nair, Bhaveer Shah

    After a draft opinion was leaked from the U.S. Supreme Court showed the possible reversal of the landmark abortion law called Roe v Wade, a new spotlight has been put on companies that manufacture abortifacients (aka abortion pills). We give you a quick look into what those pills are used for (not just abortions) and the companies that manufacturer them. Then we explore what sovereign bonds can tell us about how climate change is going to affect governments.

    ESG and the Invasion of Ukraine

    Podcast | Mar 4, 2022 | Andrew Young, Antonios Panagiotopoulos, Bhaveer Shah

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has triggered a humanitarian crisis, international sanctions and raised Europe’s geopolitical stakes. For investors, it’s shown how ESG can add deeper dimensions to their questions and decisions. Whether it’s about drilling into the relationships between Europe’s oil majors and Russia, or Facebook taking on misinformation, or the social ripples created by fleeing refugees – we’ll get into all of it and more.

    Emission Talks at COP 26 and Hertz Buys a Tesla

    Podcast | Oct 29, 2021 | Bhaveer Shah

    Ahead of the UN COP26 summit, many governments have revisited their Nationally Determined Contribution or NDC pledges to reduce national emissions between now and 2030. We developed a map that visualizes the change between each government’s revised pledge and its previous commitment, based on estimated further reductions in 2030 greenhouse gas emissions. We decided to talk about that map today. And we talked about Hertz buying a lot of cars from Tesla.