As investors increasingly look to manage the carbon exposure in their portfolios, it is critical that they have access to the right tools. There are several ways investors can address this exposure, including explicit divestment, tilting, optimisation and shifting assets towards companies that are developing greener solutions.

The FTSE Canada Universe Ex-Fossil Fuels Bond Index Series follows an exclusionary approach to achieve its sustainability objectives. The first of its kind in Canada’s fixed income market it tracks the performance of constituents of the FTSE Canada Universe Bond Index after the exclusion of companies that are involved in the fossil fuel value chains through direct exposure or ownership. It provides a benchmark for investors to use in the management of their fixed income portfolios and offers a range of indexes to help investors develop their fossil fuel divestment strategy.