S&P Dow Jones Indices

The Carbon Scorecard

S&P Dow Jones Indices is committed to providing transparency to markets and publishing relevant environmental metrics on indices. A range of metrics reveals the carbon footprint of each index, alongside exposure to fossil fuels, stranded assets, and renewable energy. 

A new metric has been added this year: carbon price risk exposure. This metric, developed by Trucost, helps investors understand how companies, and ultimately portfolios and indices, are exposed to the risk of governments imposing a price on carbon emissions.

Key Findings

• Absolute emissions decreased for the S&P Asia 50, S&P Europe 350, S&P Global 1200, S&P Latin America 40, S&P/ASX All Australian 50, and S&P TOPIX 150.

• In 2017, all indices increased their share of renewable power generation and decreased their share of fossil fuel power generation, with the exceptions of the S&P/ASX All Australian 50 and S&P Asia 50.

• The S&P/TOPIX 150 had the smallest coal exposure score and is well positioned in the face of punitive climate legislation.

• The carbon intensity of every index assessed increased in 2017, except for the S&P Asia 50, which decreased its carbon intensity by 26%.

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