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Simon Albrecht

Simon Albrecht

Vice President, MSCI Research

Simon Albrecht focuses on geospatial topics at the MSCI Climate Risk Center, such as mapping physical-risk hazards for MSCI Climate Lab, and works closely with the physical-risk research team. In his role, he also drives the firm’s initiative on spatial finance. Prior to joining MSCI, Simon worked for 10 years as a geospatial and air-pollution expert. He holds a master’s degree in climate sciences from the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Bern.

Research and Insights

Articles by Simon Albrecht

    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.

    Wildfire Risks and Costs for Companies

    5 mins read Blog | May 5, 2022 | Vera Heck, Simon Albrecht

    Wildfires can potentially increase costs from physical risks for companies, making it an important consideration for investors as they manage risk in their portfolios. Our analysis revealed four future hotspots with elevated annual fire probabilitie