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Cody Dong

Cody Dong

Senior Associate, MSCI Research

Cody Dong leads MSCI’s ESG and climate research for the insurance sector. He also sits on the committee that oversees MSCI ESG Ratings’ methodology, quality and model integrity. Prior to joining MSCI, Cody was a strategy and business-development analyst at Alcoa. He also has experience as a sell-side analyst covering Chinese insurance and banking equities. Cody holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Ohio State University and a master’s in finance from University of Cincinnati. He is a CFA® Charterholder and holds the designation of Financial Risk Manager (FRM).

Research and Insights

Articles by Cody Dong

    Pondering Peak Emissions in China

    Podcast | Apr 12, 2024 | Siyao He, Cody Dong

    Coal still makes up a big cut of China’s energy mix. But the country’s growth in renewables is undeniable. As climate targets are laid down and climate change accelerates, figuring out China’s emissions trajectory will be tricky. And that’s OK – we love a tricky discussion.

    Risk Management in Climate-Related Underwriting

    2 mins read Quick Take | Jul 11, 2023 | Cody Dong

    Climate change is exacerbating extreme weather events. What impact has this had on the insurance market and how can insurers assess the impact of hazards and climate scenarios on their portfolios? 

    California Gets Harder To Insure and the NZIA Gets Smaller

    Podcast | Jun 9, 2023 | Sylvain Vanston, Cody Dong

    Under pressure from wildfires and inflation, State Farm has stopped issuing new homeowner policies in California. We get to the bottom of how physical climate hazards may change the future shape of the insurance industry. And then we ask why the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance is a little different from the other alliances that fall under the GFANZ.

    Underwriting the Biodiversity Crisis

    5 mins read Blog | Mar 27, 2023 | Cody Dong, Arne Philipp Klug

    Some property and casualty insurers already use geospatial analysis in their pricing, claims processing and risk management. Adding a layer of biodiversity data to this analysis may help incorporate biodiversity considerations in underwriting.