Calvert as two environmental-themed indices in the Calvert Responsible Index Series, which offers the definitive investable universe of companies with strong sustainability profiles -- the Calvert Global Water Research Index and the Calvert Global Energy Research Index. The Calvert Global Water Fund and the Calvert Global Energy Fund track the performance of these indices respectively.
Our environmentally themed equity funds include the Calvert Global Energy Solutions Fund and the Calvert Global Water Fund. The Calvert Global Energy Solutions Fund concentrates in the sustainable energy solutions industry and normally invests at least 80% of its net assets, including borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities of U.S. and non-U.S. companies whose main business is sustainable energy solutions or that are significantly involved in the sustainable energy solutions sector. The companies in which the Fund invests operate businesses, business units or business lines that (i) contribute to growth and innovation in renewable energy industries and the commercial adoption of renewable energy sources, including solar, wind, biomass, waste-to-energy, geothermal, biofuels, hydropower, and landfill gas recovery, (ii) manufacture technologies that minimize greenhouse gas emissions, (iii) provide energy storage solutions, (iv) distribute energy produced from renewable energy sources, (v) deliver products and services that improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions across economic sectors, (vi) demonstrate leadership in the most energy-intensive industries through the minimization of their energy use and carbon footprint, (vii) are electric utility and independent power producers that are leading the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, and (viii) contribute to the electrification of the transportation system. The Fund does not invest in companies with significant fossil fuel reserves (including natural gas reserves) and seeks to minimize its exposure to fossil fuel extraction and nuclear energy production.
The Calvert Global Water Fund concentrates in the water-related resource sector and normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities of U.S. and non-U.S. companies whose main business is in the water sector or that are significantly involved in water-related services or technologies. The companies in which the Fund invests operate businesses, business units or business lines that (i) provide clean drinkable water or wastewater management, (ii) manufacture products, such as pumps, pipes and valves, and provide services that help to cultivate clean water infrastructure systems, (iii) manufacture products or provide services related to the construction, planning, design, or engineering of infrastructure that improves water efficiency and/or delivery, (iv) develop, manufacture, distribute and/or install equipment or technologies for the treatment, separation and purification of water, including membranes, ultra-violet, desalination, filtration, ion exchange, and biological treatment, (v) offer technologies that promote water conservation and the efficient use of water, such as metering or recycling, (vi) are leaders in water efficiency or water re-use in high-intensity water industries, or (vii) provide innovative solutions to global water challenges.
Calvert also has a combination themed fund that covers both environmental and social themes, the Calvert Emerging Markets Equity Fund that seeks to invest in emerging market companies whose products, services or industrial and/or business practices contribute towards addressing one or more global sustainability challenges in local or international markets, including (i) development, poverty and health, (ii) environment and climate change, or (iii) rights and governance. Investments are selected for financial soundness and evaluated according to these sustainability and corporate responsibility criteria, the application of which is considered to be in the economic interest of the Fund and its shareholders.