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FTSE accelerates green push with new Carbon Strategy indices

Investors and businesses in Europe, Japan and Australia will from today be provided with a new tool for tracking large firms' exposure to carbon-related risks, after the FTSE Group launched four new green indices as part of its FTSE CDP Carbon Strategy Index Series. Developed in partnership with the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and analyst firm ENDS carbon, the new indices apply a weighting to existing equity indices based on a company's level of exposure to carbon-related risks such as new environmental policies and climate change impacts. FURTHER READING Ernst & Young: Green energy investors turned on to UK opportunity Wind power still gets lower public subsidies than fossil fuel tax breaks "We look at how business models are aligned to carbon risks and then give constituents in the index a risk weighting," said a spokeswoman for FTSE Group. "It is not negatively scre...

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