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How can climate indexes boost green investment?

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If average temperatures continue to rise, 420 million people could be exposed to extreme heat waves. Image: UNSPLASH/Markus Spiske

Dorothy Neufeld
Author, Visual Capitalist
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Climate indexes can help institutional investors align their portfolios with global temperature goals. Image: MSCI/Visual Capitalist

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A holder of MSCI ACWI would lose around 14% of portfolio value if the world decarbonizes in line with the 1.5°C warming scenario. Image: Visual Capitalist

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Green opportunity companies see opportunity from the climate transition. Image: Visual Capitalist

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Two key metrics for carbon footprint are: low and low potential carbon emissions. Image: Visual Capitalist

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Carbon emissions were reduced by 34% compared to the reference index. Image: Visual Capitalist

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'*Cumulative measure across holdings, includes alternative (renewable) energy, green buildings, sustainable water and pollution prevention'. Image: Visual Capitalist
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