An increasing number of investors require indices that are aligned with their investment objectives and their personal or institutional values. The S&P ESG Indices were designed with both of these needs in mind.
The S&P ESG Indices are broad and constructed to be part of the core of an investor’s portfolio, unlike many ESG indices that have preceded them, which were thematic or narrow in their focus. By targeting 75% of the benchmark index’s market capitalization, industry by industry, the S&P ESG Indices offer industry diversification and return profiles in line with their underlying markets (for a full list of indices in the series and their return profiles, see Appendix 1).
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