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Simone Ruiz-Vergote

Simone Ruiz-Vergote

Executive Director, MSCI Research

Simone Ruiz-Vergote leads MSCI’s research work on ESG and climate-related regulatory solutions globally. Simone has over 15 years of experience in sustainable finance and regulatory affairs. She studied economics (HEC Lausanne) and International Politics (Edinburgh University). Simone has recently completed an Executive MBA at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and is a certified Financial Risk Manager.

Research and Insights

Articles by Simone Ruiz-Vergote

    Stop! In The Name Of Sustainability Funds (i.e., ESMA’s New Guidelines)

    Podcast | May 24, 2024 | Meggin Eastman, Simone Ruiz-Vergote

    Maybe a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but that’s not going to fly for sustainability funds in the EU. On this episode we break down ESMA’s latest fund guidelines and discuss their place in a regulatory landscape with all kinds of moving pieces.

    Climate Regs Seek Progress, Not Perfection

    Podcast | Jun 9, 2023 | Simone Ruiz-Vergote, Nakul Jadhav

    In many ways, the EU has led the way on climate regulation in an effort to increase transparency and decision making through disclosure from companies, as well as investors. We discuss what’s expected from the EU sustainable finance package, and its potential impact.

    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.

    Dude, where is my sustainability?

    Podcast | Apr 10, 2022 | Simone Ruiz-Vergote

    Why have even sustainability-minded organizations avoided sustainable investment options in their retirement plans? Will regulation move the needle? We look to answer these questions and more.

    The World Gets Into the Spirit of COP-eration and Energy Prices Be Crazy

    Podcast | Nov 19, 2021 | Simone Ruiz-Vergote, Elchin Mammadov

    COP26 dropped an unstoppable wave of headlines. As delegates catch their breath for the hard work that starts in the aftermath, we take a look back at what happened in Glasgow. For one, it looks like big change lies ahead, especially for energy producers. But a recent surge in the prices of coal, oil, and gas may dampen the spirits of climate investors. Should it?

    Stress Testing Portfolios for Climate-Change Risk

    5 mins read Blog | Oct 7, 2021 | Nathan Faigle, Simone Ruiz-Vergote

    How quickly companies implement net-zero pledges can affect the value of investments. Stress testing can be used to test how the valuation of a portfolio could change under different climate transition speeds or scenarios chosen by the investor.

    Measuring the Temperature of Your Portfolio

    4 mins read Blog | Sep 14, 2021 | Simone Ruiz-Vergote

    Institutional investors are setting targets to align their portfolios with a 1.5˚-2°C global warming scenario. But measuring and reporting portfolio temperature rise remain challenging. How can investors measure the temperature of their portfolios?