Scientific Research

We collaborate with leading environmental researchers worldwide

Macroclimate® — together with colleagues at Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment (IonE) and the climate data division of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS-Ethix) — presented a collaborative research paper on the state-of-the-art in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data at a Yale University Symposium in September 2017. The paper (pdf) is entitled Geofinancial Engineering Initiative: Using Real Time Environmental Data from Satellites to Move Financial Markets and Improve Climate Outcomes. See: Geofinancial Engineering Initiative.

Minnesota’s world-renowned Institute on the Environment (IonE) serves as a research collaborator and source of scientific input to Macroclimate®. IonE’s mission is to discover solutions to Earth’s most pressing environmental problems by conducting transformative research, developing the next generation of global leaders and building world-changing partnerships. Mark Kriss, Macroclimate’s Managing Partner, is Chair of IonE’s External Advisory Board.

Vision Prize® is a research partnership that captures scientific meta-knowledge on climate risks and solutions, in collaboration with the UK’s Institute of Physics (IOP Publishing) and researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. A three-year study of the expert opinions of 340 climate scientists worldwide was completed in December 2014. See: Research Findings.

Members of Macroclimate’s Quantitative Research Team served as project leaders for this study, which inspired — and inform the investment strategy — of Macroclimate® Digital Wealth Manager.

We also carefully consider and monitor other sources of on-going scientific research — such as the ND-GAIN Global Adaptation Index — when designing investment portfolios.