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Mario López-Alcalá

Mario López-Alcalá

Vice President, MSCI Research

Mario López-Alcalá leads MSCI ESG’s research for Latin America and Real Estate globally. Mario joined MSCI following the acquisition of RiskMetrics, where he led climate change research. Previously, Mario worked for the Energy, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology group of the United Nations Development Programme. Mario has a law degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, a Bachelors in Economics from the Technological Autonomous Institute of Mexico and a Masters from Columbia University.

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Articles by Mario López-Alcalá

    ESG in Mexico: At a Fork in the Road?

    4 mins read Blog | Aug 27, 2020 | Mario López-Alcalá

    Mexican companies’ ESG risk-mitigation practices have come a long way over the past decade, but there has been some slippage over the past two years. We examine the current status and why investors may want to pay attention.

    Up in Smoke? Brazil’s Wildfires May Affect Bond Spreads

    9 mins read Blog | Jul 10, 2020 | Mario López-Alcalá, Hamed Faquiryan

    Clearing Brazilian forests to make way for agriculture may spur a backlash to soy and beef producers if purchasers impose deforestation-free rules. What are the potential implications for debt of affected companies and for Brazilian sovereign debt?

    The Crisis of Affordability in Real Estate

    Research Report | Jun 8, 2016 | Mario López-Alcalá

    Two-thirds of the world’s population is expected to live in cities by 2050, yet, as of the end of 2015, we found that housing for people in the middle of the income pyramid is unaffordable in most cities and countries that we studied. We estimated that the potential affordable housing market catered for this population segment is significant: $502 billion annually by 2020. This market is fueled by high potential monthly rents (greater than $ 1,000 in the main markets) and by creditworthy...