Together with MSCI ESG Research, HSBC has launched two index funds – HSBC MSCI Europe Select SRI index and HSBC MSCI World Select SRI index.

Both funds exclude investments in controversial sectors. These include companies active in the fields of arms, nuclear power, alcoholic beverages, tobacco, genetic manipulation of crops (other than purely research and development), gambling and adult entertainment. If their revenues in these businesses exceed the thresholds set by the MSCI SRI Index Methodology, the Funds may not invest.

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