MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes

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MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes

MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes

The MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes target companies that have the highest environmental, social and governance (ESG) rated performance in each sector of the parent index. The indexes target a 50% sector representation vs. the parent index, aiming to include companies with the highest MSCI ESG Ratings in each sector. The index suite utilizes MSCI’s award winning ESG Research and ESG Ratings to identify companies that have demonstrated an ability to manage their ESG risks and opportunities and are therefore eligible for inclusion.

The indexes are designed for institutional investors seeking exposure to companies with a strong sustainability profile and with relatively low tracking error to the underlying equity market.

 

MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes Factsheet  For further information download our MSCI ESG Leaders factsheet.

 

KEY POINTS:

  • Best-in-class approach – the indexes select the highest ESG rated companies in each sector of the parent index
  • Designed to exclude companies involved in severe controversies
  • Based on industry leading MSCI indexes and are designed to enable for seamless integration
  • ESG Leaders Indexes, as with all MSCI ESG indexes, leverage MSCI’s award winning MSCI ESG Research and ESG Ratings

AVAILABLE INDEXES

APPLICATIONS

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