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We are helping investors understand, control and benefit from the quantifiable trade-offs between carbon reduction and tracking error. Most importantly, we are demonstrating that significant improvements in carbon intensity can be achieved with minimal impact to credit quality or interest-rate risk relative to corporate bond benchmarks.
The State Street Low-Carbon Equity Index Solution is a long-only investment approach that enables the creation of customized portfolios that can minimize tracking error for a targeted level of carbon reduction or maximize carbon reduction for a targeted level of tracking error.
Aligning for the Future
As investors look to align their portfolios with the transition to a low-carbon economy and minimize potential exposure to climate risk — which could arise from regulation and carbon tax — the Low-Carbon Equity Index Solution provides a straightforward, effective way to take the first step.
The State Street Low-Carbon Corporate Bond Strategy seeks to create customized portfolios with a lower carbon footprint and similar returns to the performance of the client’s selected fixed income benchmark.
The Strategy is designed to create customized portfolios that achieve the client’s goals for carbon reduction within constraints for tracking error, credit quality, duration, interest rate exposure and other factors.
Two Customizable Features
Target Level of Carbon Reduction
Clients select a target range of carbon reduction that they would like to achieve, relative to the benchmark index.
Clients select the benchmark to represent their chosen starting universe; available benchmarks include any diversified developed market corporate bond index.
Using this strategy we can now create customized portfolios for clients that have significantly lower carbon footprints but nonetheless produce similar returns to their selected fixed income benchmarks.
The strategy is available now to help investors reach their goals for reducing carbon emissions without compromising their investment objectives.
You should obtain and read a Key Investor Information Document and Prospectus relating to the SSGA Cash funds prior to investing. Further information, including the annual and semi-annual reports and the Key Investor Information Document and Prospectus describing the characteristics, charges, expenses and risks involved in your investments are available for residents of countries where SSGA cash funds are authorized for sale, at www.ssga.com/cash and from your local SSGA office or by calling +44 (0)20 3395 2333.
Investing involves risk including the risk of loss of principal. It is possible to lose money by investing in the funds.
Before investing, carefully consider a fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Click the link to obtain a prospectus which contains this and other information, or by calling +44 (0)20 3395 2333, please read it carefully before investing.