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Meghna Mehta

Meghna Mehta

Vice President, MSCI Research

Meghna Mehta’s research focuses on the development of methodologies for ESG-impact-based products like green bonds, sustainable-development goals and sustainable-impact metrics. She previously worked on the climate-change and sustainability-services team at KPMG India. Meghna earned a master’s degree in industrial safety and environmental management and a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering.

Research and Insights

Articles by Meghna Mehta

    Green Bonds and Climate — Towards a Quantitative Method

    Research Report | Jan 1, 2024 | Michael Ridley, Jakub Malich, Meghna Mehta

    While examining use of proceeds remains a key element of analyzing green bonds, we highlight four additional metrics to assess these bonds and their issuers in a more quantitative way. They offer a new set of lenses with which to tackle the analysis.

    Utilities Lean into Adaptation Bonds

    Podcast | Dec 8, 2023 | Meghna Mehta

    As extreme weather events become more prevalent, the utilities sector is on the front lines. From investing in microgrids to burying transmission lines, there are ways to help climate-proof infrastructure. But funding is key, and it looks like the green bond market is a good a place to start.

    Green Bonds — Trends and Beyond

    Research Report | Jun 4, 2020 | Meghna Mehta

    The rapid growth in green bond issuance since 2015, along with diversification in types and regions of issuers, has resulted in substantial expansion of the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI Green Bond Index. In this paper, we examine the key trends facing the green bond market by analyzing the evolving composition of the index since its inception. We also examine key external trends – emerging regional standards, social and sustainability offshoots, innovative funding instruments – that may broaden...

    Green bonds: Growing bigger and broader

    6 mins read Blog | Apr 14, 2020 | Meghna Mehta

    As the green-bond market matures, it is developing offshoots. The types of projects financed, as well as the emergence of innovative types of bonds and loans linked to the ESG targets, is growing. These initiatives may broaden the market for green investment options.