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S&P DJI Introduces Environment-focused Commodities Index  

Index provider S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) has developed a commodities index that incorporates environmental metrics. “The S&P GSCI Climate Aware index addresses the goals of our customers and market participants who continue to seek broad-based commodities market exposures to manage inflationary risks and for diversification purposes, while improving their environmental footprints,” said Fiona Boal, Head of Commodities and Real Assets at S&P DJI. The S&P GSCI Climate Aware will offer market participants exposure to the global commodities sector, reallocating the weights of its constituents from high intensity fossil fuels to commodities considered “crucial” to the global energy transition, as well as food commodities. To do this, the index will utilise the S&P Global Commodity Environmental dataset developed by S&P Global Sustainable1, which outlines commodity-level physical and financial impact data spanning CO2 emissions, land use and water consumption. “The dataset enables investors and corporates to understand and quantify the environmental risks and opportunities of specific commodities, as well as across portfolios, indices, and benchmarks,” said Steve Bullock, Global Head of Research and Methodology at S&P Global Sustainable1. 

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