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Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) news and investment research brought to you weekly covering major market trends and new research insights. With topics ranging from climate impact on investment portfolios, corporate actions, trending investment topics, and emerging ESG issues, host Mike Disabato of MSCI ESG Research walks through the latest news and research that is top of mind for the week.

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Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) news and investment research brought to you weekly covering major market trends and new research insights. With topics ranging from climate impact on investment portfolios, corporate actions, trending investment topics, and emerging ESG issues, host Mike Disabato of MSCI ESG Research walks through the latest news and research that is top of mind for the week.

    Twitter’s CEO Resigns

    Twitter’s CEO Resigns

    Jack Dorsey, the eccentric and visionary co-founder of Twitter, announced he was stepping down on Monday. Parag Agrawal, the chief technology officer, will replace him as CEO. We discuss what this move means for the governance of Twitter, for Block (previously called Square), and for the tech world in general. It's a good old governance episode!

    • 17 min
    The ESG Weekly: The World Gets Into the Spirit of COP-eration and Energy Prices Be Crazy

    The ESG Weekly: The World Gets Into the Spirit of COP-eration and Energy Prices Be Crazy

    COP26 dropped an unstoppable wave of headlines. As delegates catch their breath for the hard work that starts in the aftermath, we take a look back at what happened in Glasgow. For one, it looks like big change lies ahead, especially for energy producers. But a recent surge in the prices of coal, oil, and gas may dampen the spirits of climate investors. Should it?

    Host: Bentley Kaplan; Guests: Simone Ruiz-Vergote, MSCI ESG Research; Elchin Mammadov, MSCI ESG Research.

    • 20 min
    The ESG Weekly: The US Infrastructure Deal

    The ESG Weekly: The US Infrastructure Deal

    A USD 1 trillion deal is scheduled to be signed into law by US President Biden on Monday, November 12. The deal, in the White House’s words, is imperative for the US to meet its commitment to reduce U.S. emissions by 50-52% from 2005 levels in 2030, create a 100% carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035, and achieve a net-zero economy by 2050. It allocates funds toward updating the US transportation system, its energy infrastructure, its climate resiliency, and its water system. We discussed how these plans move from the political stratosphere to the more habitable land of economic stimulus.

    Host: Mike Disabato; Guests: Bentley Kaplan, MSCI ESG Research; Yu Ishihara, MSCI ESG Research; Mathew Lee, MSCI ESG Research; Chris Cote, MSCI ESG Research; Gillian Mollod, MSCI ESG Research.

    • 22 min
    The ESG Weekly: Deforestation and Coal Death at COP26

    The ESG Weekly: Deforestation and Coal Death at COP26

    We talk about two of the most consequential agreements made at COP26 this week. The first is the deforestation pledge signed by around 100 world leaders. And the second is an agreement by 46 countries to halt the growth of coal in our energy sector. Each is a step among many toward a more sustainable future, but each, as with many agreements, has its pitfalls.

    • 20 min
    The ESG Weekly: Deforestation and Coal Death at COP26

    The ESG Weekly: Deforestation and Coal Death at COP26

    We talk about two of the most consequential agreements made at COP26 this week. The first is the deforestation pledge signed by around 100 world leaders. And the second is an agreement by 46 countries to halt the growth of coal in our energy sector. Each is a step among many toward a more sustainable future, but each, as with many agreements, has its pitfalls.

    • 20 min
    The ESG Weekly: Emission Talks at COP 26 and Hertz Buys a Tesla

    The ESG Weekly: Emission Talks at COP 26 and Hertz Buys a Tesla

    Ahead of the UN COP26 summit, many governments have revisited their Nationally Determined Contribution or NDC pledges to reduce national emissions between now and 2030. We developed a map visualizes the change between each government’s revised pledge and its previous commitment, based on estimated further reductions in 2030 greenhouse gas emissions. We decided to talk about that map today. And Hertz bought a lot of cars from Tesla.

    • 20 min

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