Solactive AG in collaboration with South Pole Group has launched a low-carbon equity index family. The low-carbon index family will cover global and regional exposures to carbon, and aside from the liquid benchmark, offer a smart beta version for investors focusing on income generation.
As reinforced by the COP21 climate conference in Paris, the global economy is starting to pivot around the necessity to limit global warming to well below two degrees Celsius. Growing global concern about climate change has also encouraged the adaptation of climate themed investment strategies and prompted the inception of investor coalitions committed to reduce their portfolio exposures to greenhouse gas emissions. For the purpose of joining these efforts by building a Low Carbon Index Family, Solactive has teamed up with South Pole Group, the world's premier provider of sustainability solutions. The Solactive Low Carbon Index Family enables investors to contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts whilst reducing climate change related investment risks.
Dr. Maximilian Horster, Director Financial Industry, South Pole Group explains: "Global warming is a big challenge - but also a great opportunity: Investors now have the chance to take action on climate, mitigate risks and capitalise on the opportunities created by smart companies who pursue low-carbon investment strategies."
Steffen Scheuble, CEO, Solactive AG says: "We are proud to be the first real provider in the market that can offer investors access to a smart beta low carbon strategy. Such an investment shows outstanding performance and volatility figures, while at the same time, ensures an environmental friendly approach."