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MSCI Middle East Research Conference

Significant advances in data and modelling are helping investors better understand their exposure to climate risk. More investors are looking beyond their carbon footprint to understand how various climate scenarios can impact their risk and return profile such as extreme weather events, changing climatic conditions, government climate policies and disruptive technological advances.

Join MSCI’s Dubai team for a one-day conference where Senior Executives from MSCI's Global Research and Index teams come together to discuss the impact of Climate Change on investment strategies in addition to the practical implementation of incorporating forward looking climate risks into investment decision making.

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Oct 10, 2019



9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Ritz Carlton, DIFC,
P.O. Box 482032
Gate Village, DIFC,
Dubai, UAE,
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Oct 10, 2019
9:00 a.m.

Registration and breakfast

9:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

An ESG Overview

10:00 a.m.

Definition, Financial Relevance and Metrics of Climate Change

Climate Change can mean different things to different people often with distinct implications from an investment perspective. We will review how it could impact the performance of global equity markets as the risk-return profile of securities, industries and entire markets may change as the transition to a low-carbon economy reduce the demand for carbon-intensive products and services. We will also walk through the maze of information to frame a definition of Climate Change and provide MSCI’s approach and insight to this critical starting point.

Jean-Maurice Ladure, MSCI

10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break

11:15 a.m.

Integrating Climate Change into the Investment Process 

Climate Change should be efficiently and economically integrating into the investment process. We will present a way for investors to capture this potential transition in a benchmark by increasing the index weight of companies identified as exposed to a low-carbon transition, while decreasing the weight in companies negatively exposed to such changes.

Raman Subramanian, MSCI

12:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m.

Adapting Portfolios to Climate Change Solution – Practitioner view

In this session, experts will discuss practical implementation of climate change into an investment strategy. The panelists include members of the One Planet Working Group and MSCI Equity Solution research team.

Panelist's include Mamadou Sarr, Northern Trust Asset Management 

2:00 p.m.

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