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Gillian Mollod

Gillian Mollod

Vice President, MSCI Research

Gillian Mollod is a member of the physical-risk team within the MSCI Climate Risk Center. In this role, she conducts ESG research and product development focusing on physical risks related to climate change. Previously, Gillian was a geospatial analyst for the Nature Conservancy, a global nonprofit land-conservation organization. She received a master’s degree in sustainability management from Columbia University and a B.A. in environmental science from Barnard College.

Research and Insights

Articles by Gillian Mollod

    Climate Action Could Lessen Physical Climate Risks

    6 mins read Blog | Nov 1, 2022 | Jascha Lehmann , Gillian Mollod

    A future that relies on fossil fuels could expose almost a quarter of the market value of companies in the MSCI ACWI IMI to the risks of severe physical climate impacts. Which were the most vulnerable sectors and what can be done to limit the risks? 

    Commercial Property in Hurricane Ian’s Path

    2 mins read Quick Take | Sep 27, 2022 | Jim Costello , Bryan Reid , Haley Crimmins , Gillian Mollod

    Commercial real estate with an estimated value of USD 1.5 trillion stands in the projected path of Hurricane Ian, which is forecast to make landfall in Florida this week.  

    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.

    Mining’s Impact on Biodiversity: A Rising Risk?

    6 mins read Blog | Jun 9, 2021 | Samuel Block , Gillian Mollod

    Will biodiversity losses become the next crisis facing humanity, possibly surpassing climate change? Growing scrutiny on biodiversity risks could have implications for mines that threaten biodiversity or environments of high conservation value.

    Underwater assets? Real estate exposure to flood risk

    Blog | Sep 17, 2019 | Gillian Mollod , Will Robson

    Real estate investors are buying and leasing assets that might be jeopardized by a climate-changed world. A new analysis can help investors identify high-risk U.K. locations.