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.
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Articles by Simone Ruiz-Vergote
Climate Regs Seek Progress, Not PerfectionPodcast | Jun 9, 2023 |
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 Investors9 mins read Blog | Nov 21, 2022 |
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 |
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 CrazyPodcast | Nov 19, 2021 |
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 Risk5 mins read Blog | Oct 7, 2021 |
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 Portfolio4 mins read Blog | Sep 14, 2021 |
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?