The objective of the STOXX Willis Tower Watson World Climate Transition Index is to align a broad based equity index, from a valuation and financial perspective, with a global economic transition that would limit greenhouse gas concentrations to levels consistent with United Nations objectives for global temperature rises. The index relies on Climate Transition Value at Risk (CTVaR) metrics from Willis Towers Watson, and incorporates screens for Global Standards Screening, Controversial Weapons, Thermal Coal and Oil Sands.
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Stocks extend rout in September as central banks tighten monetary policy further
The STOXX Global 1800 index dropped 9.3% in dollars last month, taking its retreat in 2022 to 25.5%. The Federal Reserve, European Central Bank and Bank of England increased the cost of borrowing in the month, with the first two hiking by a larger-than-average 75 basis points.
Stocks resume pullback in August on outlook for higher interest rates
The STOXX Global 1800 index dropped 4.1% in dollars last month, taking its retreat in 2022 to 17.9%. Investors are bracing for even tighter monetary policy as central banks fight higher-for-longer inflation.
Q&A with WTW’s David Nelson: Managing a portfolio’s climate transition risk with a forward-looking focus
“Counting molecules of carbon is the essential first step to tackling climate change, but it’s only the start,” says the director at WTW’s Climate and Resilience Hub. He explains why investors should focus on a company’s current climate-transition risk by understanding what the impact will be on its future cash flows.
Stocks jump by most since 2020 in July on interest-rate outlook, earnings beats
The STOXX Global 1800 index gained 7.9% in dollars last month, its best monthly showing since November 2020. The index is still down 14.4% in 2022.
STOXX Global 1800 index slides into bear market in June on recession fears
The global benchmark plunged 8.7% in dollars last month, wrapping up its worst month and quarter since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in the first quarter of 2020. The index is down 21% so far in 2022.
WTW: Why it is key to manage a portfolio’s climate-transition risk beyond carbon emissions
At the recent Qontigo Investment Intelligence Summit, WTW’s climate experts discussed how investors can better grasp a company’s climate-transition risk by looking forward to the future impact on its cash flows, rather than backwards at its carbon footprint.
Stocks achieve narrow gain in May despite lingering interest rate concerns
The STOXX Global 1800 index rose 0.1% in dollars last month, paring an earlier decline of as much as 5.6%. Value and high-dividend stocks rise, but most other strategies struggle as investors contend with the prospect of higher interest rates.
Climate Transition Indices – A risk profile analysis
A new Qontigo whitepaper analyzes the risk characteristics and factor exposures of the STOXX Willis Towers Watson Climate Transition Indices (CTIs). The study helps investors understand the implications of a portfolio that is aligned with the goals of the Paris Agreement and that manages the risks and opportunities from moving to a low-carbon economy.
Stocks tumble most since 2020 in April amid interest-rate concerns
The STOXX Global 1800 index fell 8.2% in dollars last month, taking its retreat in 2022 to 13.2%. US technology shares slumped 12.9% in month, the worst showing since November 2008.
Stocks rebound in March on hopes of Ukraine conflict resolution
The STOXX Global 1800 index rose 2.7% in dollars last month, with basic-resources and energy companies leading gains for a second consecutive month. The benchmark is still down 5.5% for 2022.