FT Wilshire Climate Change Index Series

The FT Wilshire US Large Cap Climate Change 1.5°C Target Index, Nikkei 225 Climate Change 1.5°C Target Index and Hang Seng Climate Change 1.5°C Target Index facilitate investment into companies that aim to meet the strict EU Paris Aligned Benchmark (PAB) requirements.

The index methodology is designed to meet the stringent EU Paris Aligned Benchmark(PAB) standards, delivering a fifty percent emission reduction relative to its underlying benchmark and an absolute year on year reduction of at least seven percent. PAB requirements aim to limit the rise in global temperature to no more than 1.5°C compared to pre-industrial levels.


PAB High Climate Impact Sectors

NACE definition of high climate impact sectors:

  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing
  • Mining and quarrying
  • Manufacturing
  • Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
  • Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
  • Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
  • Transportation and storage
  • Real estate activities
PAB Index Exclusions

Companies involved in the following activities are excluded from the PAB Indexes:

  • Controversial weapons
  • Cultivation and production of tobacco
  • UN Global Compact violations
  • OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises violations
  • Exploration, extraction, distribution or refining of oil fuels (10% or more of revenues)
  • Exploration, extraction, manufacturing or distribution of gaseous fuels (50% or more of revenues)
  • Electricity generation with a GHG intensity of more than
  • 100g CO2 e/kWh (50% or more of revenues)
  • Significant harm to the environment

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