Emily Ulrich

Senior Product Manager, Sustainability
S&P Dow Jones Indices
Biography

Emily Ulrich is a senior product manager on the Sustainability team at S&P Dow Jones Indices. She is responsible for managing the sustainability indices on a daily basis. Her role includes strategizing the offering, educating clients, managing key partner relationships, and overseeing content and information flow.

Previously, Emily was an associate in the rotational program at S&P Dow Jones Indices. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Barnard College.

Author Archives: Emily Ulrich

When Quant and Qual Become One

I’ve previously written about the convergence of typical “strategy” or “factor” indices with sustainable indices.  In 2016, we saw this rise as a trending topic in the market and we expect the interest to increase in 2017.  This multifaceted approach has been well illustrated in many aspects of our offerings, but I wanted to focus Read more […]

Trimming the Emissions Tree

Some market participants may (understandably) get confused about the difference between “fossil fuel free” indices and “carbon efficient” indices.  They do sound a lot alike!  However, there are some important differences, and I thought I’d use this post to explain.  In a previous post, I discussed the elements of sustainability investing and the nature of Read more […]

The Green-Eyed [Bond] Monster

Green bonds are bonds created to fund projects with positive outcomes that are directly related to the environment. They include the following. “Use of proceeds” bonds and revenue bonds, which are designated for green projects. Green project bonds, the proceeds of which are earmarked for specific projects with positive environmental outcomes. Green securitized bonds, which Read more […]

Sustainability: Why Does the “Social” Category Matter?

When it comes to sustainable investing, three factors are typically used as measurements: social, environmental, and governance.  For most of us, the benefit to reducing our environmental impact is obvious.  The importance of governance has also been well researched by S&P Dow Jones Indices—just look at the S&P LTVC Global Index. The social factor, however, Read more […]

Millennials and the Investment Shift

Lately, it seems like millennials have been everywhere: in the news, peppered throughout pop culture, and a serious topic of debate among the investment and financial landscape. So—who are the millennials and why do they matter?  What impact will their wealth and world views have on sustainable investing? “Millennials” refers to the generation born between Read more […]

What Is ESG Investing?

Sustainability investing is one of the fastest-growing segments of the asset management industry.  It is also one of its most complex.  This posts aims to provide some clarity on this increasingly relevant topic. Sustainable investing means looking at “extra-financial” variables, i.e., environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors (together or separately) when making investment decisions.  Such Read more […]