The FTSE Environmental Markets Classification System (EMCS) helps investors define and measure the performance of global environmental markets. Environmental Market companies are defined as providing products and services that deliver solutions to environmental challenges and include environmental technology, also sometimes referred to as cleantech. A potential barrier to investment in this area in the past has been the difficulty in defining this market and understanding its investment characteristics. This classification system enables investors globally to clearly identifyand measure investment opportunities in environmental markets. The global investment community now has a company classification system with sufficient levels of granularity and precision to define this growing area and assist in the design of investment products.
Key Features and Coverage on RIMES
For the FTSE Environmental Markets Indices, RIMES hosts data for approximately 660 companies.
Some of the data items available include:
- Index Items – Gross Index (EUR, GBP, JPY, USD), Market Cap (Act), Market Capitalization (EUR, GBP, JPY, USD), Number of Constituents, Price Index (EUR, GBP, JPY, USD), etc.
- Company Items – Country Code, Country Description, Currency, Database Source, Date, Description, Exchange Code, Exchange Rate, Industry Code (ICB), Industry Description (ICB), Investable Factor, Investable Market Value in USD, Investable Weight, Isin Code, Market Capitalization (USD), Market Value In USD, Number Of Shares, Sector Code (ICB), Sector Description (ICB), Sedol, Shares Outstanding, Source Country Code, Subsector Code (ICB), Subsector Description (ICB), Supersector Code (ICB), Supersector Description (ICB), Symbol, Unadjusted Price, Unadjusted Price In Local Currency, Yield (Percent), etc.