Canada, climate change & fixed income markets

A new FTSE Russell index measuring the impact of climate change on global fixed income markets is revealing how Canada ranks compared to other developed nations on climate readiness and provides insight into the biggest climate-related risks facing Canadian investors.

FTSE Russell’s FTSE Climate Risk-Adjusted World Government Bond Index (Climate WGBI), introduced earlier this year, measures the performance of local currency investment grade sovereign bonds of 22 developed global markets. It adjusts index weights according to each countries’ relative exposure to climate change based on three climate risk factors – transition risk, physical risk and resilience risk.

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