Global Choice Index Series overview - FTSE Australia 300 Choice and FTSE Developed ex Australia Choice Indexes

The Global Choice framework allows investors to align their investment choices with their values by enabling them to invest in companies that are carefully screened for product- and conduct-related issues. Once the stock universe is screened for undesirable characteristics, the index is constructed transparently using market-capitalization weights.

This document focused on the FTSE Australia 300 Choice Index and the FTSE Developed ex Australia Choice Index to illustrate the effects of the screening. The FTSE Australia 300 Choice Index is an interesting case because the exclusions resulted in a large underweight to the Basic Materials industry and a compensating overweight to the Financials industry. 

You can now read the full whitepaper at the link below