How we spend and invest our money does matter,
especially when multiplied by millions of consumer
decisions in every nation. You can look at a
person's checkbook or credit card statement
to see one's true commitment.
Several years ago, GENI partnered with KLD
Research and Analytics to create the KLD Global
Climate 100 index (GC100).
Our purpose is to track the global public
companies who are leading in decarbonizing
their products and services which will
in turn reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Launched in July 2005, the GC100 has now attracted
$225 million of investment and generated an
annualized return of 23.8%. Doing the right
thing can be profitable.
In the last two years, two dozen more indexes
and funds have been formed, demonstrating the
growth of solution-oriented investments to tackle
climate change and make a competitive
rate of return. If you are interested, the
GC100 is now investable in Japan: Shinko Securities,
the United States: Advisors Asset Management,
and in Germany: Commerzbank. We make the
case in the attached article that to solve
climate change will require a massive shift
of investment away from fossil fuels and into
renewable and clean technologies. If we continue
business-as-usual, we deserve the outcome...
but it's our children who will pay the biggest
We want to thank you for helping us change
the world last year. Attached is a summary:
highlighting a pair of studies on the Renewable
Energy Potential of India
getting the GENI Initiative published in the
Energy Congress News, initiating a layered
visualization of the GENI strategy, reaching
out to the nine major world religions for their
support of our work and transforming the GENI
web site (www.geni.org)
that now reaches 25,000 unique visitors every
month. Your support makes this work possible
and we thank you for your continued partnership.