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Carbon Markets: An Emerging Derivatives Class

Jun 28, 2022 Hitendra D Varsani, Rohit Gupta

Carbon markets can play a significant role in managing carbon risk within equity portfolios to hedge against price risks. Our research focuses on applications, carbon-risk management and correlations to other assets classes.

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The Impact of ESG and Climate on Equity Yield

Jun 28, 2022 Ashish Lodh

Investors are increasingly incorporating ESG and climate considerations in asset selection. With that in mind, our research focuses on ESG and climate profiles in relation to equity yield and tracking error.

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Are Emissions Rising or Falling in Equity Indexes?

Jun 22, 2022 Monika Szikszai, Zoltán Nagy

Investors can use different metrics to track their portfolios’ carbon footprint. Regardless, they will increasingly need tools to better identify the sources of changes in whichever climate metrics they use. We present an attribution methodology.

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Introducing the Carbon Market Age

Jun 8, 2022 Hitendra D Varsani, Rohit Gupta

The carbon market can play a significant role in the decarbonization of the global economy by putting a price on carbon and giving polluters an incentive to reduce their emissions.

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Plastic Packaging: The Unmasking of Regulations

Jun 7, 2022 Samuel Block, Shitiz Chaudhary

A rapid increase in plastic-waste regulations may increase costs and liabilities, or limit market access for companies that are slow to align with them.  

Real Estate Has Bucked the Deglobalization Trend
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Real Estate Has Bucked the Deglobalization Trend

May 27, 2022 Oleg Ruban, Bryan Reid

Real estate investors have historically exhibited a strong home bias. But there is evidence that real estate may have become more global based on return and transaction behavior — bucking the trend, evident in listed markets, toward deglobalization.

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SEC Climate Disclosure: Targeting Standardization

May 17, 2022 Antonios Panagiotopoulos, Kenji Watanabe

The SEC has proposed new requirements for U.S.-listed companies to disclose information on climate-related risks. We believe the framework may represent an opportunity to facilitate the transparency and standardization of climate-related goals.

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What the War in Ukraine Could Mean for Net-Zero Investing

May 16, 2022 LEE Linda-Eling, GIESE Guido, COTE Chris

Among the devastating effects of the Russia-Ukraine war is the potential to derail the world from its already difficult path to net-zero. We analyzed how the war could affect the world’s carbon emissions and decarbonization efforts — and investors.

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Foundations of ESG Investing

Foundations of ESG Investing

How ESG integration has affected benchmarks and index-based, factor and active portfolios.

ESG Fund Ratings

ESG Fund Ratings

MSCI ESG Fund Ratings aim to measure the resilience of mutual funds and ETFs to long term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

ESG Now

ESG Now

The latest ESG news and research, from climate change to corporate action, in this weekly podcast.