About | Mentor | Aoife McCarthy

Aoife McCarthy

Aoife is a passionate ESG and climate risk advocate. After graduating with a double degree from the University of Technology, Sydney she moved to the Netherlands to pursue a career in corporate sustainability.


Building expertise both in the real estate industry at CBRE and in financial services, she now works as an Analyst at Sustainalytics within the Sustainable Financial Services team, specializing in green, social and sustainability bonds. After studying Human Security at the United Nations mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica, Aoife’s interest in ESG materialised. She then graduated with a double degree (BBusiness and International Studies) from the University of Technology, Sydney. Aoife begun her career in corporate sustainability working at the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) before moving to the Netherlands to work as an Analyst in Sustainable Finance.


Climate-related risk scenarios for the 2050s: Exploring plausible futures for aquaculture and fisheries in New Zealand

Adopting an organisational risk lens, this report explores the potential extent and interconnectedness of climate-related impacts to New Zealand Fisheries through two, alternate scenarios (reflecting 2ºC and 4ºC of global warming) set in the year 2050. The report aims to support strategic decision making about sustainable utilisation of New Zealand's ocean resources.


ESG: Hyperboles and reality

19 November 2021
An analysis drawing on a decade of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research to discuss theories of influence, the relationship between ESG and corporate value, and the usefulness of ESG assessments and ratings. The report aims to debunk myths associated with ESG as a commonly used evaluation within businesses and society.

2 degrees of separation: Transition risk for oil and gas in a low carbon world

This methodology was developed for the supply side data and demand scenario used in the asset level analysis of oil and gas production in a carbon constrained world. It shows the marginal costs for oil and gas produced by intersecting 2°C demand with supply curves are higher than the currently prevailing prices for those fuels.