FTSE Russell launches FTSE 100 ESG index


FTSE Russell’s ESG ratings and data model uses over 300 indicators across 14 themes, based on publicly available data, with eligible stocks given an ESG rating ranging from 0 to 5, with 5 being the highest rating.

Constituents are weighted based on their investable market capitalisation and will be reviewed quarterly, in line with the FTSE UK Index Series.

EMEA head of sales-equity derivatives solutions and cross asset distribution at HSBC Patrick Kondarjian said the firm’s decision to embrace the index as a benchmark was in response to growing demand among investors to incorporate ESG into their investment and stewardship approach.

He explained: “We have identified a clear need from investors in Europe for ESG benchmark indices, so it is exciting to be able to offer access to this product that delivers strong ESG scores in a straightforward and intuitive way to investors.”




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