Executive Director and Head of Fixed Income ESG Research
Laura Nishikawa, CFA, is Executive Director and Head of Fixed Income ESG Research at MSCI. She leads MSCI’s research on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities in the fixed income space. She oversees research and ratings of over 5,000+ corporate and government bond issuers, leads the methodology and design of ESG fixed income indexes in collaboration with Barclays, and developed MSCI’s Green Bond Criteria. Her global team is responsible for all ESG-related methodologies. Ms. Nishikawa joined MSCI in 2010 through the acquisition of RiskMetrics. Previously, she conducted macroeconomic research with the United Nations Development Program.