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Helen Droz

Helen Droz

Vice President, MSCI Research

Helen Droz focuses on climate-risk research. In her role, she develops models to quantify the alignment of companies and portfolios to global climate targets and forward-looking transition risk and opportunities in investments related to climate change. Helen joined MSCI through the acquisition of Carbon Delta in October 2019. She holds a master’s degree in environmental engineering from ETH Zurich.

Research and Insights

Articles by Helen Droz

    Why Your Portfolio May Be Hot, Cold or Just Right

    6 mins read Blog | Jan 19, 2022 | Zoltán Nagy, Helen Droz

    Investors may want to understand not only if their portfolios are aligned with global climate goals but why they may (or may not) fall short of the mark. A performance-attribution analysis can help them understand how “hot” or “cold” their portfolios are.

    The Implied Temperature Rise of 'Paris-Aligned' Indexes

    5 mins read Blog | Dec 6, 2021 | Rumi Mahmood, Helen Droz

    Using Implied Temperature Rise — an intuitive metric that can be used to assess net-zero alignment — we analyze temperatures for climate-focused indexes designed to meet or exceed the requirements of the EU Paris-Aligned Benchmarks standard.

    What Implied Temperature Rise Means for Funds

    5 mins read Blog | Dec 6, 2021 | Rumi Mahmood, Helen Droz

    With COP26 over, the hard work begins as investors seek to limit temperature rise to less than 2°C above preindustrial levels in their portfolios. We investigate how they can understand whether a portfolio or fund is aligned with temperature targets.