Julia Kochetygova

Head of Sustainability Indices
S&P Dow Jones Indices

Julia Kochetygova, Head of Sustainability Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices, is responsible for the development of new ESG and green indices and overseeing the existing indices. For the last two years, Julia has been focusing on designing the methodologies for the global S&P ESG Indices, S&P ESG Sovereign Bond Indices, S&P Green Bond Indices, and the S&P Global Carbon Efficient Indices.

Prior to joining S&P Dow Jones Indices, Julia worked for the Russian MDM Bank in the corporate and investment block, where she developed their business strategy and before that, Julia was a head of corporate relations at the same bank. Prior to working at MDM Bank, Julia was a director of corporate governance services at S&P Ratings Services, where she was responsible for analytical supervision and business development of this analytical service. Before joining S&P in 2000, Julia occupied a number of senior executive and analytical positions with SKATE Information and Consulting Agency, taught at the Higher School of Economics, and carried out research at the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Julia holds a Ph.D in economics from The Russian Academy of Sciences and a master’s degree in economics from Plekhanov State Institute of National Economy in Moscow. Julia is also a graduate of the World Bank School of Market Economy and INSEAD executive education program.

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New ESG concepts evolved; Decarbonization was the word in 2015

New concepts of ESG are evolving The biggest shift since the beginning of 2015 has been that the asset owner ideology has changed to involve concepts such as “Impact Investing”, “Natural Capital”, and “Universal Owner”. We have seen initiatives from pension investors that provoked a visible shift away from a purely financial viewpoint to one Read more […]

COP21 and Beyond

 Climate change talks dominated sustainability discussion in 2015 as COP21 approached As we approached COP21 in Paris this year, the core of sustainability discussion was increasingly centered on climate change, which has received a consensus priority status as both the most important and the most pressing subject. The Montreal Carbon Pledge that was adopted in Read more […]

New Words in the Sustainability Story

We all like to discuss sustainability; it is human to think about the future of the planet and mankind. But if it is always the same story (that we need to measure and account for companies’ E, S and G performance in the investment portfolios), in the absence of specific solutions, it could cause investors’ Read more […]

Green Bonds, Green Projects, Green Indices and…a Greener World?

Green bonds are a recent market innovation that we first saw only a few years ago. In 2007, the European Investment Bank issued its first “green bond,” which was then followed by a similar bond from the World Bank. Together with the Oslo-based research center CICERO, The World Bank had identified a list of green Read more […]