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KLD Global Climate 100 Index:
Strong first year — and now investable in Japan!

Dear GENI Friend,

You'll recall that last year, GENI partnered with KLD Research and Analytics of Boston to create the Global Climate 100 Index (GC100). The GC100 tracks the leading 100 public companies that are working to decarbonize (take out CO2), from all sectors of the economy. There are three equally important themes represented: renewable energy, clean/efficient technology and future fuels. A complete listing is at www.kld.com/indexes/gc100/index.html

We now have a track record to talk about, and it's a great start. The GC100 showed a total return of 22.2% in the first year, compared to the 17.5% for the Morgan Stanley World Index. By comparison, the S&P 500 showed a 9% return over the same 12 months. We believe this shows a growing concern about global warming and that companies who bring solutions will reap the benefits.

The first firm to license the GC100 for investment purposes is Shinko Securities in Japan. On July 1, 2006, they launched the Chikyuryoku Fund (Global Warming Protection Fund), the first environmental index fund in Japan. As of today, over $17 million dollars has been invested, and you can follow the fund's performance on www.bloomberg.com - ticker symbol: 06312066 JP.

At this time, only account holders in Japan can invest in the Chikyuryoku Fund. We expect to name European and U.S. licensees soon (probably an exchange traded fund) and thus enable more market exposure. The Kyoto Protocol was forged in Japan, and so it is appropriate that Shinko is the first. If the world is to truly combat climate change, these are the 100 companies who will bring the new technologies, strategies and fuels to the consumer.

In partnership for the planet,

Peter Meisen


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