AMUNDI "Measuring and Managing Climate Risks in Investment Portfolios”

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Presentation of the Partner

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1- Source: IPE “Top 500 Asset Managers” published in June 2023, based on assets under management as at 31/12/2022

2- Amundi data as at 30/06/2023

3- Boston, Dublin, London, Milan, Paris and Tokyo



Presentation of the Partnership


The Amundi “Measuring and Managing Climate Risks in Investment Portfolios” research chair at EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute aims to investigate whether it is possible to identify a measure of climate-change risk, and if so, to investigate whether it can be used to construct optimal portfolios with respect to climate-change risk.

The first part involves the creation of a climate change news index, using a variety of language models and high-quality English-language newspaper sources (including the Financial Times for the first time in the literature). The second part aims to use this index to create climate-change risk hedged portfolios.


Research Outputs:


  • EDHEC Outputs


The Impact of Climate Change News on Low-minus-High Carbon Intensity Portfolios, EDHEC-Risk Climate Publication

Dominic O’Kane and Jean-Michel Maeso

In this publication, produced as part of the Amundi research chair, the authors apply the latest natural language processing methods to construct and test such proxies from media articles over some fifteen years. Linguistic dictionary, lexical sentiment-based techniques, and state-of-the-art transformer-based models are used to capture daily variations in climate change concerns in leading newspapers over the 2005-2021 period.  The authors build indices for five major news sources and their aggregation and study the relationship between index innovations and the changes in the values of portfolios of large capitalisation companies listed in the United States.

[Press release announcing the publication of the research: 12/09/23]


  • Academic Outputs


Investigating the Influence of News Sources and Language Models on Climate Beta Estimates, The Journal of Portfolio Management, Special Issue on Novel Risk

Dominic O’Kane and Jean-Michel Maeso


  • Professional Outputs


The impact of climate change news on green-minus-brown portfolios, Climate & Finance special issue of the EDHEC Research Insights published in Investment & Pensions Europe supplement and Pensions & Investments supplement.

Dominic O’Kane and Jean-Michel Maeso


Interview: Research is essential to sustaining innovation in responsible investment, published in the inaugural Newsletter of EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute in May 2023.

Timothée Jaulin, Head of ESG Development and Advocacy at Amundi