ERI Scientific Beta and South Pole Group launch new low-carbon indexes: 80% carbon footprint reduction of equity investments and market outperformance
Zurich, Switzerland, and Boston, USA, 23 February - The launch of a new series of low carbon indexes by ERI Scientific Beta, the smart beta index provider set up by EDHEC Risk Institute, marks the practical realisation of the Risk Institute's research efforts on reconciling financial and environmental performance. The launch represents an important moment for responsible finance as the results of the research will provide institutional investors with smart beta indexes that can reduce the carbon footprint of their equity investments by more than 80%. The smart beta indexes also outperform traditional market indexes by creating more than 50% additional value in the
medium term. The new ERI Scientific Beta Low Carbon Multi-Beta Multi-Strategy Indexes are based on carbon
emissions data provided by South Pole Group, a leading global sustainability solutions provider.