FTSE Russell Preps ‘Green Economy’ Data Model

The division tackles the challenges of not just Big Data but "Big Green Data" to create a data model to underly "green" indexes and investments.

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The data captured by the LCE model is based on the a LOWCII factor (Low Carbon Economy Industrial Indicator) which is decided as a constituent ratio of a company’s green revenues to its total revenues. Each company is then rated on what the model classes as “green” activity, including what it manufactures and whether it pollutes.“Over the last five years… the industry has focused very intensely around ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) aspects of how companies operate—us included—but in

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