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The State Street Climate ESG International Equity Strategy (the Strategy) offers global equity exposure, while targeting reductions in carbon emissions and reallocating capital towards companies benefiting from low-carbon technologies and companies more resilient to the physical risks posed by climate change. At the same time, the Strategy seeks increased exposure to companies that score well on our ‘Responsibility Factor’ (R-Factor™), and screens out companies with ESG risk and reputational issues.
Figure 1: Targeted Climate and ESG Objectives
The Strategy aims to align with the most ambitious goals stemming from the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement — including limiting climate change to the 2° Celsius warming scenario over post -industrial levels.1 It is designed for investors that are seeking to prepare their portfolios for the transition to a low-carbon economy.
It's available now to meet those needs.
Delivers Across the Board
Employs Mitigation and Adaptation
Reallocates capital away from companies with high carbon emissions and brown revenues, and increases exposure to new energy and green companies.
To help build a more climate-resilient portfolio, the strategy also increases exposure to companies working proactively to minimise their exposure to actual or expected physical, economic and regulatory impacts of climate change.
Aligns with the Paris Agreement
The Strategy aligns with the ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement1 and prepares portfolios for the possible introduction of a carbon tax and other regulatory initiatives that could accompany the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Sustainable & Transparent ESG
Increases exposure to companies that score well on financially material sustainability issues relative to their industry peers, as well as performance against market specific corporate governance codes.
Excludes companies involved in activities related to: controversial weapons, tobacco, severe ESG controversies and violations of the UN Global Compact.
Meets Client Objectives Flexibly
The Strategy framework can be customised to meet each investor's needs in terms of climate and ESG priorities, desired benchmark, tracking-error budget and any exclusions needed to meet international norms or sustainability considerations.
Investing involves risk including the risk of loss of principal. Equity securities may fluctuate in value in response to the activities of individual companies and general market and economic conditions. Investing in foreign domiciled securities may involve risk of capital loss from unfavourable fluctuation in currency values, withholding taxes, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability in other nations.
The returns on a portfolio of securities which exclude companies that do not meet the portfolio's specified ESG criteria may trail the returns on a portfolio of securities which include such companies. A portfolio's ESG criteria may result in the portfolio investing in industry sectors or securities which underperform the market as a whole.
Responsible-Factor (R-Factor) scoring is designed by State Street to reflect certain ESG characteristics and does not represent investment performance. Results generated out of the scoring model is based on sustainability and corporate governance dimensions of a scored entity.
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