Solving an ESG paradox – targeting high ESG and low carbon in the UK market

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Michael Ridley & Bhavick Patel (HSBC Asset Management); Sergiy Lesyk (FTSE Russell)

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UK equity investors are looking for benchmarks that have high ESG, low carbon reserves and low carbon emissions intensity metrics. However, many constituents of the FTSE UK Index have high ESG scores with relatively high carbon emissions—a seemingly paradoxical issue. Our recent research paper discusses the index that seeks to resolve this issue, and also addresses: The challenges of finding stocks with higher ESG scores and lower carbon emission intensities. How a simple construction methodology that simultaneously tilts away from carbon intensive stocks and toward stocks with higher ESG ratings can meet demand for index solutions that incorporate precise Low Carbon and ESG outcomes. Please join us for an educational webinar, led by Sergiy Lesyk, director of research at FTSE Russell, Michael Ridley, director of responsible investment at HSBC Asset Management and Bhavick Patel, head of UK ETF sales at HSBC Asset Management. The panel will examine the specifics of the UK market, index methodology and construction, and a discussion about how the FTSE ESG Low Carbon Select Index Series was developed to meet market needs. *** Please note that this webinar is addressed exclusively to professional investors in the UK and/or jurisdictions where HSBC funds or products are approved for distribution. ***

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