Tracking Sustainability with a New Index [USA]

Author: Anne Moore Odell, SocialFunds, Published on: 15 March 2007

…Standard and Poor's (S&P) [part of McGraw Hill] announced the launch of its Global Thematic Index Series… composed of three indices:…the Global Clean Energy Index measures the performance of 30 companies that focus on clean energy production, clean energy technology, and energy equipment…The…Global Water Index gauges…25 water utilities and infrastructure companies and 25 water equipment and material companies…The…Global Infrastructure Index measures the performance of 75 companies that run utilities, pipelines, airports, ports and highways…Alexander Barkawi, Managing Director, of the SAM Indexes said…“The growing recognition among...investors that the challenges of climate change and water scarcity also have significant impacts on their investments is obviously driving this momentum."…[also refers to Abertis Infraestructuras, MEMC Electronic Materials, Veolia Environment]

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Related companies: Abertis McGraw Hill MEMC Standard & Poor's (part of S&P Global) Veolia (formerly Vivendi)