"Green" investing has been challenging to quantify. For years, green was loosely defined, based on concepts rather than a specific industrial system. With considerable thought, FTSE Russell has developed a structure, measurement methodology and process to meet client demand for quality data to help truthfully size and monitor aggregate and individual contribution to the growing green economy.
Green Revenues 2.0
Comprehensive – A taxonomy that has expanded to 133 micro sectors to cover more revenue categories, giving a broad view of green activity and its material impact on the bottom line for approximately 3,000 companies, including:
— FTSE Global Equity Index Series
— Russell 3000 Index
Granular – Green Revenues utilizes an estimate methodology to fill data gaps and allowing point data accuracy.
Tiered – Green, greener, greenest. Micro sector tiering assessments identify ‘Limited,’ ‘Net positive’ and ‘Clear and significant’ impact categories for easy assessment.
The EU is now establishing a taxonomy and putting guidelines in place that require investment companies to objectively meet defined standards when marketing funds as “environmental” or “sustainable.” At this critical juncture, FTSE Russell’s Green Revenues data delivers a comprehensive tool for the investment community to help understand and comply with these new standards.
— Define: Know what is green and stay up to date
— Analyze: Develop a regular tracking and reporting process
— Plan: EU rules start December 2021