BIS paper says investors can cut carbon footprint ‘with relative ease’

Passive investors can achieve substantial carbon reduction with simple approach, authors say

The Bank for International Settlements, Basel
Photo: Ulrich Roth

Investors can achieve a significant drop in the carbon footprints of their portfolios using a simple strategy that has little impact on diversification or returns, research published by the Bank for International Settlements finds.

Building benchmarks portfolios with decreasing carbon footprints sets out a method with which an investor could achieve a 64% reduction in carbon emissions associated with their portfolio over a 10-year period. By spreading the exclusion of polluting companies over

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