Which Sectors Are Most Affected by Climate Risks?
Managing climate-change risks and capturing new opportunities can be crucial to protecting investments and optimizing performance while reaching sustainability goals. MSCI ESG Research’s physical-risk scenarios evaluate the impacts and financial risk of several extreme weather hazards, such as extreme heat and cold, heavy snowfall and precipitation, wind gusts, tropical cyclones, coastal flooding/rising sea levels and fluvial flooding.
Under the 2°C scenario (2°C REMIND Orderly), coastal flooding and extreme heat appeared to have the biggest expected downside across sectors, with the energy and utilities sectors facing the highest potential downside among the constituents of the MSCI AC Asia Pacific Investable Market Index as of April 2023.1
Climate-aware investors may wish to consider such sector-level risks when assessing their portfolios.
Impact of physical risks at the sector-level under a 2°C REMIND Orderly scenario
1 The Global Industry Classification Standard is the industry taxonomy jointly developed by MSCI and S&P Global Market Intelligence. The constituents (n=4,170), belonging to the information-technology (n=569), financials (n=438), consumer-discretionary (n=544), industrials (n=713), materials (n=), communication-services (n=193), health-care (n=367), consumer-staples (n=319), real-estate (n=318), energy (n=91) and utilities (n=117) sectors of the MSCI AC Asia Pacific Investable Market Index, are as of April 2023.
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