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  • More and more people want to interact with brands that care about sustainability.

  • 85% of consumers have said they're now buying more sustainable products than 5 years ago.

  • At the same time, 1 in 5 of the world's 2000 largest publicly-listed companies have committed to producing next to no emissions by 2050.

  • More investors also care about environmental, social, and governance issues.

  • Many are choosing to invest in companies that take ESG into account.

  • More than a quarter of investors say ESG is central to their investment approach.

  • We're only just at the beginning of the energy transition, which is a multi-decade change that will affect all of our lives.

  • At the same time, we're seeing a greater focus on social affairs post pandemic.

  • The combination of those two factors means there is a lot of change risk out there that people are coming to CME Group to manage.

  • A growing number of investors want to invest with impact.

  • They want to assist the energy transition and improve their own returns by buying sustainable and green-focused investments.

  • By 2030, global assets into ESG-focused investments could climb to 30 trillion dollars, up from about 8 trillion in 2020.

  • Sustainability-focused financial products are also helping companies finance their transition to net zero,

  • whether it's green bonds, sustainability-linked loans, or other financing arrangements.

  • Environmental products can help companies manage climate risks, increase revenues, and help them meet their sustainability goals.

  • Over the next 5 to 10 years, the sustainable finance market is expected to balloon in value.

  • Sustainable global transaction banking is estimated to grow to 35 billion dollars by 2025.

  • While 9.2 billion dollars must be on physical assets every year for the world to reach net zero emissions.

  • Investors and companies need products and services that can help them achieve their goals and manage their risk,

  • whether it's generating positive returns responsibly or financing their transition to net zero.

  • CME Group has several environment offerings to help businesses and investors do just that.

  • Sustainable products have been some of the fastest-growing parts of our portfolio at CME Group.

  • The S&P 500 ESG futures product has been a tremendous success.

  • What's happened is, we've taken the most popular, widely-followed equity index on the planet, the S&P 500,

  • and screened it for companies that some investors may find problematic.

  • That's become extremely popular with investors,

  • because it enables people to manage risk to the broad 500, yet without having any exposure to some of those companies that they don't want to see in their portfolio.

  • And on the commodity side, battery metals, bioenergy, and voluntary carbon, together, have been some of the fastest-growing launches of recent decades.

  • There's incredible appetite for new products to help companies manage transition risk, and that's what we're providing.

  • Businesses and investors want to see change, but the transition to net zero will need a lot of collaboration and effort.

  • Large-scale change also requires widespread investment, both figurative and literal, from all stakeholders.

  • The entire industry, along with CME Group, will continue to evolve its products to help companies and investors to contribute to a more sustainable economic future.

More and more people want to interact with brands that care about sustainability.

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