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Climate Sustainability Impact Investment Instruments

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At the climate change conference in Paris 2015, governments committed to keeping the increase in global temperature at 2 degrees or below. This can only be achieved through a decarbonisation of the global economy, aimed at drastically reducing the emission of climate damaging greenhouse gases, in particular CO2. This in turn requires companies to implement a decarbonisation strategy and investors to redirect capital flows towards more sustainable investments.
Already ahead of the Paris conference, some investors were divesting in response to civil-society movements, now, financial markets will start to play a larger role. Climate change is turning into a new risk class and investors will be more accountable for their investment decisions. After all, it is the investor’s choice whether to invest in companies which contribute to the protection of the climate or to place their money in those companies that cause climate change or might even benefit from it.

How Does Climate Themes Work?

The climate-change investment  instruments are designed with consideration of both the opportunities and risks associated with transition to a low carbon economy, enabling investors to integrate climate risk considerations in their global equity investment process. Investing in climate change mitigation themed instruments, you facilitate shift from brown to green: reducing exposure to stranded assets, while increasing exposure to green solutions providers.
Companies can be differentiated based on their ability to capitalize (or not) on opportunities in a low-carbon economy. Those distinctions may provide investors with a road map for building resilient carbon-transition portfolios. Companies with the greatest potential to benefit from the growth of low-carbon products and services are the ones positioned as “solutions” and those able to transition from high-risk categories toward solutions.
We evaluated investment instruments on the features that matter most to different types of investors looking to invest in climate sustainability. The following are climate-themed investment funds.

Instruments to Invest in Climate Impact

Provider wdt_ID Provider id Fund Name ISIN Stock Exchange Currency Index Tracked / Benchmark Geography Impact Learn more 2020 Return (%) MSCI ESG Score
1 35

Lyxor MSCI EM Climate Change UCITS ETF

LU2056738144 LSE USD MSCI Emerging Markets Climate Change Net Total Return Index Broad Emerging Markets Climate Change Mitigation More details n/a AA
2 221

Amundi Index MSCI Europe Climate Change

LU2130768844 Euronext EUR 100% MSCI EUROPE CLIMATE CHANGE Broad Europe Climate Change Mitigation More details n/a AA
5 418

ÖkoWorld Klima

LU0301152442 EUR MSCI World NR USD Broad Global Climate Change Mitigation More details 54.29 A
6 222

AMUNDI MSCI EUROPE CLIMATE PARIS ALIGNED PAB UCITS ETF DR

LU2182388319 Euronext EUR 100% MSCI EUROPE CLIMATE CHANGE PARIS ALIGNED SELECT Broad Developed Europe Climate Change Mitigation More details n/a AA
7 223

AMUNDI EURO ISTOXX CLIMATE PARIS ALIGNED PAB UCITS ETF

LU2182388582 Euronext EUR 100% EURO ISTOXX AMBITION CLIMAT PAB INDEX Broad Europe Climate Change Mitigation More details n/a AA
8

iShares Global Clean Energy UCITS ETF

IE00B1XNHC34 USD S&P Global Clean Energy Index Broad Global Climate Change More details 134.75 A
9

Lyxor New Energy (DR) UCITS ETF

FR0010524777 LSE EUR World Alternative Energy Total Return Index Broad Global Climate Change More details 56.09 AA
10

L&G Clean Energy UCITS ETF

IE00BK5BCH80 USD Solactive Clean Energy Index NTR Broad Global Climate Change Mitigation More details n/a A
11

Invesco Solar ETF

US46138G7060 NYSE USD Broad Global Climate Change Mitigation More details 316.96 BBB
12 iShares MSCI Global Impact ETF US46435G5320 NASDAQ USD MSCI ACWI Sustainable Impact Index Broad Global Climate Change Mitigation More details 44.67 A

Instruments to Invest in Climate Impact