Alka Banerjee (United States of America)
Vice-President Global Equities - Standard & Poor's Indices
Achieving Carbon Efficiency in Emerging Markets
As the global push for bringing emerging markets into the carbon reduction fold gathers steam, the challenge is how to make emerging markets with a smaller market capitalization and dependency on a few key sectors and ties to obsolete technologies, become conscious about carbon emissions and need for reduction. Issues range from measuring carbon efficiency accurately in emerging markets, raising awareness about need for full disclosure and finally providing accurate indices which measure both market return and carbon reduction.