Investing In The Global Green Economy: Busting Common Myths

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Includes: GEX, HECO, ICLN, PBD, PBW, PUW, PZD, QCLN
by: FTSE Russell

Summary

The green economy represents 6% of the market capitalization of global listed companies, approximately US$4 trillion. This represents a significant investment opportunity, approximately the same size as the fossil fuel.

The green economy proportion of the global market capitalization is growing, while the fossil fuel sector shrinks.

The US is the largest element of the green economy; however Japan and Europe have the highest green exposure, while China is the third-largest element of the green economy.

Green companies have shown outperformance, with FTSE Russell’s broadest green indexes outperforming their parent benchmarks over the last five years.