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Delegates from nearly 200 countries gathered in Dubai from November 30 to December 12 for the COP28 climate conference which resulted in nearly every country in the world agreeing to transition away from fossil fuels. “This agreement represents a milestone for global climate progress,” said MSCI Chairman and CEO Henry Fernandez. “Turning it into real-world decarbonization will require support from all industries, including finance and investment. MSCI is committed to providing the data, models, research, and other tools that promote greater clarity for investors. A better understanding of climate-related risks and opportunities can drive the action needed to achieve net-zero emissions.”

COP28 has illuminated other priorities to scale investment and finance for climate action:

  • All finance is climate finance

    For companies and investors, it suggests that stopping climate change is about addressing intertwining risks and opportunities. It’s about sustainable growth for the whole economic system.

  • Voluntary carbon markets are coming of age

    COP28 has already triggered a series of announcements aimed at unlocking the use of carbon credits as a tool for driving decarbonization.

  • To increase climate ambition, add data

    Data matters for analyzing companies’ climate progress and for attributing the impact of investments on the climate. “Data is the soil, the water and the sunshine for everything we’re doing,” Oliver Marchand, Head of MSCI’s Climate Risk Center, “It’s a central component of the solution to climate change.”

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  • Net Zero Data Public Utility Proof of Concept Launch

    Monday, December 4

    The Net-Zero Data Public Utility (NZDPU) proof of concept unveiled on Saturday at COP28 marks the world’s first global, centralized, open repository for private sector climate data. We’re proud to be members of the Technical Advisory Board.

    Watch the launch event

  • GEFI Climate Finance Summit

    Monday, December 4

    Developed with the COP28 team, bringing together leading banks, AMs, regulators and multilaterals to understand how we can finance survival. Naomi English, Global Head of Climate Strategy joined a panel on Catalysing Finance for Climate Solutions.

    Watch the highlights

  • Sustainable Innovation Forum

    Tuesday, December 5

    As a Climate Action Innovation Zone partner, Guy Turner, Head of Carbon Markets participated in the discussion on “Implementing resilient carbon markets on a global scale”, amid an increase in the accuracy of measurement and improvements in methodologies and technologies in voluntary carbon markets.

    Watch the replay

  • Assessing decarbonization progress by G20 countries and listed companies

    Wednesday, December 6

    Leaders from the UNFCCC, business and finance joined the MSCI Sustainability Institute to discuss the crucial question of how to accelerate climate progress in the largest economies. Ali Zaidi, the White House national climate advisor, stressed the value of a policy mix that pairs “a strong investment program with a credible and rigorous” approach to setting standards.

    Watch here

  • Global Energy Forum

    Thursday, December 7

    Linda-Eling Lee joined a panel looking how to finance the energy transition in emerging markets and developing economies as well as the crucial role of blended finance. Session at 2:23 in the recording below

    Watch the panel

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Clarity Drives Action

Find out how MSCI can bring clarity to your climate investment journey.

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