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The HSBC GIF Global Lower Carbon Equity fund is designed to provide potential long-term gains with a reduced carbon footprint.
It takes advantage of a broad investment universe: Its reference benchmark is the MSCI World Net, representing developed-markets equities globally covers +20 countries through +1,600 stocks
It has a lower carbon footprint (a measure of the overall CO2 emissions of the companies held in the fund) than its reference benchmark, achieved by reducing its exposure to stocks with the highest greenhouse gas emissions
Our multi-factor equity approach
We take a three step multi-factor approach.
We combine several style factors to identify and rank the most attractive stocks in our investment pool.
We assess all stocks in the fund for their carbon footprint and ESG risks
Finally, we use our custom-built process to maximise exposure to the most attractive stocks and reduce the fund’s carbon footprint
Focused on reducing carbon exposure
By combining style factors, “multi-factor” strategies aim to provide better returns than traditional benchmarks while diversifying risks
Our custom process allows us to reduce the fund’s carbon footprint significantly, while at the same time seeking to generate returns that are better than the benchmark
We follow the Greenhouse Gas Protocol to measure companies’ greenhouse gas emissions, commonly measured in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (tCO2e)
We first measure the carbon footprints of single securities, to tell us how many tCO2e are associated with each. Then we assess the carbon footprint of the overall fund
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