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Oliver Marchand

Oliver Marchand

Managing Director, MSCI Research

Oliver Marchand is Head of Climate Risk Research at MSCI and is based in Zurich. His team is responsible for building the climate risk models for the MSCI climate metrics. Previously, Oliver was CEO and co-founder of Carbon Delta, a global leader in climate change scenario analysis, which was acquired by MSCI in October 2019. Oliver holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).

Research and Insights

Articles by Oliver Marchand

    Investment Trends in Focus: Quarterly Roundtable Q1 2024

    Podcast | Jan 18, 2024 | Oliver Marchand, Raina Oberoi, Afsaneh Mastouri, Ashley Lester

    Ashley Lester and team help investors find the connections between — and evaluate the risks and potential opportunities of — AI, geopolitics and the effects of climate change, as well as the growing importance of private capital and continued influence of monetary policy.

    COP28: Key Takeaways for Investors from the Global Climate Summit

    Research Report | Dec 14, 2023 | Oliver Marchand, Linda-Eling Lee, Sylvain Vanston, Chris Cote, Mathew Lee, Elchin Mammadov

    COP28 concluded with an agreement for countries to transition away from fossil fuels, marking a historic pivot away from the primary sources of energy that have powered society for nearly 200 years. How can countries — and investors — address these goals? 

    On the Ground at COP28

    Podcast | Dec 5, 2023 | Michael Disabato, Oliver Marchand

    We are on the ground at COP 28!! Right now, in the UAE, most of the world’s power brokers are gathered to talk about the climate emergency, the world’s plans for lowering emissions, and everything in between. For this episode, we interviewed our Global Head of Climate Research, Oliver Marchand, who is at COP 28: meeting folks and having talks. He told us what he has been seeing and how he thinks the talks are proceeding.

    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.

    Capital for Climate Action Conference: Key Takeaways 

    7 mins read Blog | May 22, 2023 | Oliver Marchand, Chris Cote

    MSCI’s Capital for Climate Action Conference brought together leaders from a diverse group of global organizations to untangle the latest developments in the net-zero transition. Here are some of the biggest takeaways. 

    On Climate Change, We Got 99 Solutions; Gotta Try Every One

    Podcast | Apr 20, 2023 | Oliver Marchand, Arne Philipp Klug

    The news on our progress toward climate change and biodiversity goals was not great as Earth Day 2023 approached. But there were some bright spots, including detailed proposals to move forward, increased attention from governments in the form of regulation and a growing awareness from investors that accounting for these issues may be the right thing to do for their portfolios. 

    What COP27 Means for Companies and Investors

    9 mins read Blog | Nov 21, 2022 | Sylvain Vanston, Oliver Marchand, Chris Cote, Simone Ruiz-Vergote, Meggin Thwing Eastman

    COP27 underscored the need for action on corporate climate pledges, the importance of data and a series of initiatives to spur public and private investment for developing countries. We review some of the key developments for companies and investors.

    Carbon Footprinting’s Giant Step Forward

    Podcast | Jun 30, 2022 | Oliver Marchand, Antonios Panagiotopoulos

    The world of climate emissions’ measurement and reporting continues to be a moving target, and institutional investors face a number of obstacles. We explore these challenges, the important role of regulation and the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) standard.

    Who is Feeling the Heat After COP26?

    Podcast | Nov 25, 2021 | Oliver Marchand

    What was accomplished in Glasgow, and what does it mean for governments, companies and investors? Head of Climate Risk Research, Oliver Marchand, evaluates what happened and what may come next.

    Will coronavirus reduce emissions long term?

    Blog | Apr 3, 2020 | Oliver Marchand, Nathan Faigle

    Has COVID-19 affected carbon emissions? Using satellite imagery from NASA and the European Space Agency, we examined the empirical data so far to understand the potential impact, and if there may be a decline in global greenhouse-gas emissions in 2020.