Positive Screening Makes An Impact

September 1, 2015

Our Impact and Sustainable Investments team use fossil fuel companies to illustrate the performance and diversification benefits of positive screening vs. negative screening as an impact investment strategy, noting: "Through a positive screening approach which underweights major fossil fuel offenders and overweights the companies with lower carbon production, the MSCI Global Low Carbon Target Index achieves a 97 percent reduction in potential carbon emissions relative to the broader world equity index."