S&P Dow Jones Indices Launches New Global Family of ESG Indices and an ESG Score
In May 2019, S&P Dow Jones Indices expanded its Core ESG offering with the launch of a global family of ESG indices based on the new S&P Dow Jones Indices’ ESG scores. The new global family includes the new S&P 500® ESG Index,as well as other widely tracked regional and country-specific large and mid-cap benchmarks used in the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); and Asia-Pacific.
ESG indices will serve a diverse array of clients’ needs
Core ESG Indices
Thematic ESG Indices
Fixed Income ESG Indices
Expanding Core ESG S&P 500® ESG Index
Integrating Environmental, Social and Governance Values into the Core
The objectives of the S&P 500 ESG index are to provide a similar risk/return profile to the S&P 500 and to avoid companies that are not managing their businesses in line with ESG principles.
How the S&P 500 ESG Index is built:
Introduced in April 2019: S&P Dow Jones Indices’ ESG Scores
The S&P Dow Jones Indices’ ESG Scores were launched in April 2019. The ESG Scoresare derived using the data gathered by SAM, a division of RobecoSAM.
SAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) is an annual evaluation of companies’ sustainability practices, covering a wide range of industry-specific ESG criteria. The data for the scores comes directly from companies responding to one of SAM’s 61 industry-specific questionnaires, or from publicly-disclosed company information that is analyzed by SAM’s analysts.
How ESG Scores are built:
S&P Dow Jones Indices pioneered ESG indexing more than 20 years ago with the 1999 launch of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the first global sustainability benchmark