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2014: A Watershed Year for Fossil Free Indexes

I'm pleased to report on the accomplishments of Fossil Free Indexes for last year. 2014 was a significant year for the divestment movement and for the broader world of carbon-responsible investing. Fossil Free Indexes staked its position in this world by advancing our work in the following key areas: Research In April, we published The Carbon Underground 2014. This research on the top 200 public oil, gas, and coal companies as ranked by...

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Fossil Free Indexes Expands its Executive Team

Fossil Free Indexes (FFI), a New York-based provider of benchmarks, tools, and research that support carbon-responsible investing, announced the expansion of its management team today. The firm added two new members: Chris Ito, a financial services executive with previous successes in launching and growing a variety of businesses and with hands-on investment management experience, joins Fossil Free Indexes as Chief Operations Officer. Jag...

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Thoughts on the 2014 Performance of the FFIUS

Research Brief Series In the year just ended, the Fossil Free Indexes US (FFIUS) outperformed the S&P 500 by about 1.5%. This is a strikingly large number, when you consider that less than 10% of the market capitalization of the S&P 500 is in companies that are part of The Carbon Underground 200 (CU200) and, therefore, excluded from the FFIUS. This outperformance illustrates the value of an investment strategy that is carbon-aware....

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