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Stepping Up to Carbon Transparency How is carbon transparency helping investors understand, measure, and manage carbon risk?

Carbon is rapidly becoming a central theme in a sustainability-driven investment landscape.

Intensifying physical, regulatory, and reputational risks—with climate change now largely recognized as a global imperative—have elevated carbon considerations to the mainstream conversation. This expansion into the financial world follows the adoption of such concerns by corporations, building products, and services in the real economy.

In response to increasing interest in and demand for clear carbon exposure information, S&P Dow Jones Indices now publishes carbon metrics for all standard equity indices as a matter of course. Carbon metrics are available for core headline indices such as the S&P Global LargeMidCap, S&P 500 Low Volatility Index, and the S&P Global 1200, as well as for more environmentally-focused indices, like the S&P 500 Carbon Efficient Index.

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