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Velina Karadzhova

Velina Karadzhova
Vice President, MSCI Research

About the Contributor

Velina Karadzhova is a member of the MSCI ESG Research team focusing on the utilities sector. Prior to MSCI, she was a credit analyst with Moody’s and a senior associate with PwC covering utilities. Velina holds a master’s degree in finance from LSE and a B.A. in accounting from the University of Portsmouth.

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  1. BLOG

    What Biden’s Climate Plan Means for US Utilities 

    Jan 14, 2021 Velina Karadzhova , Umar Ashfaq

    ESG Research

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    Joe Biden is targeting net-zero carbon emissions in the United States by 2050, but the target date for electricity generation would come 15 years sooner. Are the U.S. utilities sector and investors prepared for net-zero emissions by 2035?

  2. PAPER

    Flooding in the Yangtze River Basin Threatens Mines and Power Plants 

    Sep 21, 2020 Samuel Block , Gillian Mollod , Velina Karadzhova

    Investing (Investment Management) , Performance Analysis , Responsible Investing

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    China’s Yangtze River economic belt accounts for nearly half of the country’s total economic output. Since 2020, the Hubei region has experienced record rainfall and historic flooding that has overwhelmed the banks of the river and the massive Three Gorges Dam. We identified 25 facilities in our coverage universe that are located downstream from the Three Gorges Dam and may be exposed to disruption or damage by the floods affecting the Yangtze River Basin.