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Siyao He

Siyao He

Associate, MSCI Research

Siyao He specializes in climate-change and environmental-related research. Prior to joining MSCI, she researched the geospatial pattern of carbon sequestration in global secondary forests. Siyao holds a master’s degree in atmospheric and climate science from ETH Zurich, as well as a Bachelor of Science in geology from Peking University.

Research and Insights

Articles by Siyao He

    Pondering Peak Emissions in China

    Podcast | Apr 12, 2024 | Siyao He, Cody Dong

    Coal still makes up a big cut of China’s energy mix. But the country’s growth in renewables is undeniable. As climate targets are laid down and climate change accelerates, figuring out China’s emissions trajectory will be tricky. And that’s OK – we love a tricky discussion.

    Unpacking COP28 Commitments to Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

    Research Report | Mar 4, 2024 | Kenji Watanabe, Anthony Chan, Kuldeep Yadav, Siyao He, Sylvain Vanston

    Scaling up renewable-energy and energy-efficiency solutions are key steps in driving the transition away from fossil fuels in energy systems. Our analysis of low-carbon patents, fuel mix and renewable-energy targets may help identify where the opportunities lie. 

    EM Emissions Trading Schemes Await Wider Reporting

    2 mins read Quick Take | Dec 4, 2023 | Siyao He, Kenji Watanabe, Antonios Panagiotopoulos

    As more emerging-market countries consider launching emissions trading schemes, we examine how effective they could be in helping to track corporate emissions reduction progress and analyze the effect on country-level emissions trends. 

    Assessing Science-Based Corporate Climate Target-Setting

    Research Report | Jun 9, 2023 | Kenji Watanabe, Antonios Panagiotopoulos, Siyao He

    Companies are increasingly setting climate targets, but who’s keeping an eye on them? Using key indicators recommended by SBTi and GFANZ, we present a framework to assess whether firms are taking the necessary steps to achieve their targets.

    Impact of Extreme Heat on Utilities in India and Eastern China

    2 mins read Quick Take | Jun 6, 2023 | Siyao He

    Extreme heat patterns pose a significant threat to the utilities sector, particularly in tropical and subtropical regions. We analyzed the MSCI AC Asia Index to see where the risks lay and why.  

    How Extreme Temperatures May Affect Chinese Companies

    6 mins read Blog | May 3, 2023 | Siyao He, Shuo Xu

    As temperatures rise in China, comprehensive adaptation and response plans are crucial to mitigate the physical risks of extreme heat. We assess which sectors could be most at risk under both orderly and extreme warming scenarios.

    China’s 2060 Carbon-Neutrality Target

    Research Report | Sep 2, 2021 | Siping Guo, Siyao He

    China’s government in December 2020 announced the country aims to reach a peak in greenhouse-gas emissions by 2030 and become carbon-neutral by 2060. How could this commitment affect the risk-return profiles of Chinese companies in various sectors?