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MSCI Launches Climate Change Indexes for China Stocks

The new indexes will allocate higher weightings to stocks with lower carbon emissions. MSCI is in talks on the creation of investment products based on the new indexes.

MSCI has begun publishing two climate change indexes that allow investors in China stocks to incorporate climate change in their investment process.

The new indexes, based on the MSCI China Index and the MSCI China A Index, will allocate higher weightings to stocks with lower carbon emissions.

Tencent Holdings and LONGi Green Energy Technology are given higher weightings compared with their weighting in the original indexes, while food delivery provider Meituan Dianping and e-commerce giant JD.com both have lower weightings.

MSCI is currently in talks with institutions about creating investment products based on the new indexes.

Additional reporting from CaixinReuters.

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