New Investment Indices Will Track Companies Adapting to Low-Carbon Economy

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June 24, 2009 11:27am ETF BASIC NEWS

treehuggerAre you an environmentally minded investor? According to Robert Kropp, writing for socialfunds.com, a family of indices will be launched by Markit, “a financial information services company, and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Based on data gathered by the CDP for its annual Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), the indices are designed to help investors gain exposure to companies whose greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change strategies help them actively manage the impact of their business operations on the environment


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Robert states that, “Markit and the CDP plan to launch indices for the US, the UK, and Europe, in addition to a global index. Markit will license the indices to exchange-traded fund (ETF) and structured product providers. ”

I am not sure how much green (money) is to be had by investing in these types of companies, although it looks as though there could be a tool available to you if this is a priority in your investment strategy. Robert notes a few companies with high scores on the 2008 CDLI including BASF, Iberdrola, and Nissan Motors, Merrill Lynch, Tesco, and EMC.

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