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FTSE Expands Environmental Index Series

FTSE Group, the global index company, announced the expansion of the FTSE Environmental Opportunities Index Series with the addition of nine new indices. Launched in July 2008, the series is derived from the FTSE Global Equity Index Series and includes companies with at least 20% of their business derived from environmental markets and technologies.

The expansion of the index series allows the segmenting of the renewable energy, energy efficiency, water and waste management markets. FTSE said that the new indices will appeal to investors seeking to access the growing low-carbon economy. The new indices are:
  • FTSE EO 100 Index (the largest 100 companies included in the FTSE EO All-Share Index)
  • FTSE EO Water Technology 30 Index
  • FTSE EO Water Technology Benchmark Index
  • FTSE EO Renewable Energy 50 Index
  • FTSE EO Renewable Energy Benchmark Index
  • FTSE EO Energy Efficiency 50 Index
  • FTSE EO Energy Efficiency Benchmark Index
  • FTSE EO Waste and Pollution Control 30
  • FTSE EO Waste and Pollution Control Benchmark Index
“The FTSE Environmental Markets indices track the performance of those companies who are best positioned to benefit from the shift to a global low-carbon economy.  The expansion of the Environmental Opportunities series offers investors the opportunity to identify those leading global companies within a comprehensive benchmark and tradable index series,” said Will Oulton, head of responsible investment for the FTSE Group