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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.