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Jurgita Balaisyte

Jurgita Balaisyte

Senior Associate, MSCI Research

Jurgita Balaisyte is a Senior ESG research analyst at MSCI, based in Hong Kong, and leads the ESG research for South-East Asia coverage. She has an in-depth knowledge of ESG issues in APAC in Consumer Staples (Food and Agricultural Products) and Healthcare sectors. Before joining MSCI earlier in 2020, Jurgita worked as an ESG analyst for a Hong Kong based Malaysian broker firm overseeing South-East Asian market. Jurgita holds a master’s degree in Local Economic Development from London School of Economics and Political Science.

Research and Insights

Articles by Jurgita Balaisyte

    Using Geospatial Analysis to Assess Biodiversity Risks in Asia-Pacific

    2 mins read Quick Take | May 23, 2023 | Gillian Mollod, Jurgita Balaisyte

    Companies operating in industries assessed on biodiversity-related key issues, may contribute more to biodiversity loss and be more susceptible to biodiversity-loss risk. We looked at the MSCI AC Asia Investable Market Index to see where the risks lay.  

    Which Sectors Are Most Affected by Climate Risks?

    2 mins read Quick Take | May 15, 2023 | Jurgita Balaisyte

    Managing climate-change risks can be crucial to protecting portfolios while reaching sustainability goals. We looked at the impact of physical risks at the sector level for the MSCI AC Asia Pacific Investable Market Index to identify where the risks lay.

    Most Prevalent Climate Hazards Found in Asia-Pacific

    2 mins read Quick Take | May 10, 2023 | Gillian Mollod, Jurgita Balaisyte

    Hazard data is a key component of physical-risk modeling. We mapped the physical assets operated by constituents of the MSCI AC Asia Investable Market Index to the most prevalent climate hazards in the region to see where the risks lay.

    We Should Be Paying More Attention to Air Pollution

    Podcast | Apr 21, 2023 | Simon Albrecht, Jurgita Balaisyte

    This week we discuss why air pollution is a topic that investors may want to take greater interest in. It is not only a macro-economic burden, but also affects every company operating in polluted areas.

    MSCI ESG Healthcare Funds and SDG 3

    Research Report | Jun 30, 2021 | Rumi Mahmood, Jurgita Balaisyte, Namita Nair

    We studied all ETFs and mutual funds in our coverage that invest in healthcare and allied industries to assess the degree of fund alignment with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 3. Overall, we found relatively little alignment.