Our indices can be shown to outperform a standard broad market index of Large Cap stocks on dimensions of:
Our approach applies not only exclusion but a replacement of unacceptable companies in the large cap space by mid cap companies which adhere to our ethical principles. These companies are added to the extent that industry proportions drop appreciably below the levels in standard market benchmarks, and they allow our indices to benefit from the growth potential of vegan, plant-based and cruelty-free businesses in this new paradigm.
Our Vegan Climate Indices are passively managed, rules-based indices of large cap stocks, screened according to vegan and climate-conscious principles.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.
Animal testing and any animal-derived products
Animals used in sport or entertainment
Taking animals from the wild
Combining vegan principles with being fossil-free removes the vast majority of the sources of greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.
Fossil-fuel using power plants, residential and commercial heating , road transport, chemical and petrochemical industries, oil and gas production, energy industry processes and coal mining, together with deforestation (principally for animal agriculture), livestock and soil degradation from fertilisers and pesticides together account for 90-95% of greenhouse gas emissions.
Beyond Investing does not simply exclude, it engages with excluded companies to encourage them to identify those activities which are harmful to animals and the environment and to attempt to resolve this by a change in their business practices.
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