China Beijing Environmental Exchange and
VantagePoint Partners Launch the First China
Low Carbon Index
The China Low Carbon Index Creates Benchmark for Chinese Low Carbon Investment Community
June 04, 2010 11:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time
BEIJING--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The China Beijing Environmental Exchange (“CBEEX”) and
VantagePoint Partners, a global leader in CleanTech investing, today launched the first Chinese low carbon equity
index. The China Low Carbon Index (“the Index”) is the first index to track China’s CleanTech sector and the first
RMB-denominated low carbon index. The China Low Carbon Index was officially announced at the Earth Temple
Forum being held in Beijing.
The Index will provide investors with valuable insight into Chinese CleanTech companies, which have often
outperformed their peers in other markets: VantagePoint’s research and analysis of China’s CleanTech sector found
that the market capitalizations of the companies included in the China Low Carbon Index have increased more than
259 percent since 2007.
The Index, which includes 35 publicly-traded Chinese companies, covers four main CleanTech sectors including
clean-energy generation, energy transfer and storage, clean consumption and production, and waste management.
Within these four sectors, the companies on the Index fall into nine distinct segments: solar energy, wind power,
nuclear power, hydropower, clean coal, grid equipment, battery, energy efficiency, waste management and water
treatment. As of May 28, 2010, renewable energy companies (including solar, wind and hydro power) comprise 55
percent of the Index.
“Faced with the reality of global climate change, China has become a vanguard in developing a low carbon
economy,” said Yan Xiong, Chairman of CBEEX. “However, we are also aware that, as a country in the midst of
industrialization and urbanization, our low carbon economy is still small in scale.” In creating the China Low Carbon
Index, “CBEEX and VantagePoint sought to develop a benchm