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Guilherme de Melo Silva

Guilherme de Melo Silva

Vice President, MSCI Research

Guilherme de Melo Silva is a member of MSCI’s ESG and climate research team, focusing on the financial sector. Prior to joining MSCI, he had more than 10 years of experience as a sustainable finance academic researcher, consultant, specialist and team manager working in Latin America and Europe. Guilherme holds a master’s in sustainability and consultancy from the University of Leeds, U.K., and other degrees in international relations, business management and finance.

Research and Insights

Articles by Guilherme de Melo Silva

    Carbon Footprinting for Banks

    Research Report | Nov 28, 2023 | Guilherme de Melo Silva, Xinxin Wang, Guido Giese

    Assessing the carbon footprint of their lending and investment activities is crucial for banks to achieve stated net-zero targets. Using a fictious bank’s balance sheet, we show how MSCI Total Portfolio Footprinting can help calculate financed emissions.

    BNP’s “Duty of Care” and a Lonely Start for Germany’s Female Execs

    Podcast | May 12, 2023 | Florian Sommer, Guilherme de Melo Silva

    NGOs have filed a lawsuit against BNP Paribas, arguing that bank has failed in its “Duty of Care”, under French law. As climate-related litigation escalates, we take a closer look at BNP’s financed emissions. And then, lawmakers have mandated the inclusion of female executives on the management boards of large German companies. We look at how things have shifted at this early stage and what that means for governance.