Understand the connections between climate science and capital markets


Our Climate Research Team studies the investment risks and opportunities of climate change. They also engage with companies and issuers that they believe contribute to a lower-carbon future, can help the world adapt to changing climate, or are well positioned to manage climate-related risks.

Our approach: Research-based, science-supported

Biodiversity investment research 

Given widespread economic dependence on ecosystem services, investors can benefit from a better understanding of the financial risks associated with biodiversity loss and the depletion of natural capital.

Net Zero Asset Managers initiative (NZAM)

As consistent with their philosophy and process, our research and investment teams partner with asset owners on their decarbonization goals, in recognition of the potential impact of the low-carbon transition on security valuations.

We also acknowledge that the scope for asset managers to invest for net zero and to meet the commitments set forth above depends on the mandates agreed with clients and clients’ and managers’ regulatory environments. These commitments are made in the expectation that governments will follow through on their own commitments to ensure that the objectives of the Paris Agreement are met, including increasing the ambition of their Nationally Determined Contributions, and in the context of our legal duties to clients and unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law.


Meet our climate investing experts

chris goolgasian

Christopher Goolgasian


Director of Climate Research

Alan Hsu

Portfolio Manager
julie delongchamp

Julie Delongchamp


Climate Transition Risk Analyst


FAQS: Climate investing

We aim to study the investment risks and opportunities presented by climate change. With Woodwell Climate, we aim to bridge the gap between physical climate science and capital markets; understand which companies and regions face environmental and biodiversity risks; and improve our ability to quantify liabilities and appropriately price securities. With the MIT Joint Program, we seek to outline decarbonization pathways for corporate operations, supply chains, and products, while also assessing their potential economic impacts.

We leverage proprietary, data-driven tools and technology, including our Climate Exposure Risk Application tool (CERA), software that Wellington investors can use to view the geospatial relationships between physical climate-risk variables and the assets we consider investing in on behalf of clients. This work facilitates our ability to integrate climate science into fundamental investment insights; to better analyze and question those insights; and to draw practical, action-oriented conclusions. The Climate Research Team also conducts portfolio reviews and develops investor dashboards to facilitate company- and portfolio-level monitoring. The team also supports collaborative climate research at the firm.

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