HSBC launches climate change benchmark


HSBC has launched the Global Climate Change Benchmark Index, together with a family of four investable sub-indexes.

The index, developed by the bank's global research team, is a global reference index designed to reflect and track the stock market performance of key companies that are best placed to profit from the challenges presented by climate change.

The benchmark represents 300 constituent companies, covering 19 themes in developed and emerging markets. Securities from 34 countries whose