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Helen Droz

Helen Droz

Executive Director, MSCI Research

Helen Droz is head of climate-transition models and research and development and part of the leadership team of the MSCI Climate Risk Center. She and her team are responsible for models and products to measure carbon footprints, quantify climate impact and assess alignment with global goals. ​Prior to MSCI, Helen was at Carbon Delta AG and joined MSCI when the company was acquired by MSCI. ​She holds a master’s degree in environmental engineering from ETH Zurich and won the ETH Medal for her thesis.

Research and Insights

Articles by Helen Droz

    Practical Considerations for Calculating Portfolios’ Carbon Footprint

    5 mins read Blog | Oct 20, 2023 | Xinxin Wang, Helen Droz, Oliver Marchand, Guido Giese

    Measuring financed emissions is crucial for climate disclosure, but not always straightforward. Proper data alignment and timeliness are essential to help investors make informed decisions and contribute to effective climate action.

    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.