With the development of ESG securities and ESG bonds, ESG indexes have gradually become a necessary financial product in the market. Although active management is still the main method in ESG investment, the growth of the passive market means that ESG index will play an essential role in asset allocation.
In addition to index companies and exchanges, some research institutions also launches different types of ESG indices.
Hang Seng Indexes Company launches four ESG indices to provide the market with more sustainable investment options
S&P Dow Jones Indices launched two SDG indices related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Morningstar and Sustainalytics announced the launch of the world’s first structured product impact index
Euronext has released the world’s first Biodiversity Enablers Index (BEI), which aims to measure the positive impact of investees on biodiversity
Hang Seng Indexes Company announced the launch of the Hang Seng SCHK China Central SOEs ESG Leaders Index
FTSE Russell has launched its first ESG Risk Adjusted Index, which is based on the FTSE UK index series and aims to reflect index trends while improving ESG characteristics and maintaining similar risk return characteristics
S&P Dow Jones Indices launches the world’s first commodity-based climate index S&P GSCI Climate Aware Index, which aims to maintain the inflation sensitivity of commodities and diversification gains while providing a lower climate footprint than the benchmark S&P GSCI Index
Morningstar launches the Global Sustainable Activities Involvement Indexes, which combines the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the revenue of listed companies to help investors choose investment targets that have more impact on the environment, society, and governance