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Indices

A pioneer of ESG indexing, combining rigorous company analysis, robust methodologies, and cutting-edge modelling to deliver state-of-the-art indices for a wide range of ESG benchmarking and investment applications. Our solutions range from core ESG and low-carbon climate approaches to thematic and fixed income strategies.

Core ESG Indices

Our core ESG indices include best-in-class indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), which target the top 10% of ESG performers, as well as broader market indices such as the S&P 500 ESG Index, which targets the top 75% of the float market capitalization of each GICS® industry group within the benchmark by S&P DJI ESG Score.

Climate ESG Indices

Designed to address climate change and the transition to a low-carbon economy, these indices address different carbon reduction objectives—including carbon-efficient and fossil-fuel-free-strategies. The indices use both current and forward-looking approaches, as well as those that align with the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

Climate-focused indices

Paris Aligned and Climate Transition (PACT)

These innovative indices track the performance of eligible equity securities, selected and weighted to be collectively compatible with a 1.5ºC global warming climate scenario, in addition to several other climate-themed objectives.

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Fossil Fuel Free

These indices measure the performance of companies that don’t own fossil fuel reserves, defined as economically and technically recoverable sources of crude oil, natural gas, and thermal coal.

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Carbon Efficient

These indices over-weight companies with lower levels of carbon emissions and under-weight companies with higher levels per unit of revenue.

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Carbon Price 2030 Risk Adjusted

The S&P Sustainability Screened Indices screen out companies that do not meet ESG standards, regardless of sector These indices reweight benchmarks to account for the potential impact of carbon prices on companies’ stock prices.

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Thematic ESG Indices

We offer a number of indices that provide targeted exposures to specific ESG themes such as clean energy and water.

Thematic ESG Indices

Thematic ESG

These indices include strategies focused on investing in water, clean energy, and clean tech.

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Green Real Estate

These indices include strategies focused on green RESIs and REITs, with company weights modified to tilt the index toward stronger performers according to GRESB's real estate ESG assessment.

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Corporate Effectiveness

The S&P/Drucker Institute Corporate Effectiveness Index is designed to track stocks in the S&P 500® that consistently rank highly on proprietary management criteria.

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Religious

The S&P Catholic Value indices exclude certain activities that are not aligned with the Responsible Investment Guidelines of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). They are designed for investors who do not want to breach religious norms in their passive investing strategies.

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Fixed Income ESG Indices

These indices, which include access to green bonds, water, and renewable energy, apply ESG methodologies to fixed income strategies.

Custom Solutions

You have the idea. We’ll create the index. Drawing on a wealth of experience and industry knowledge, we provide custom index solutions for banks, ETF providers, asset managers, and other institutions globally.

Why custom indices?

Expertise & Experience

We calculate over 10,000 custom headline indices for more than 150 clients around the world. All of these indices are managed with the same rigorous processes and robust infrastructure used to calculate our flagship indices.

Brand Association

The S&P Dow Jones Indices name is widely associated with quality, integrity, and transparency. This brand equity can be leveraged through the “Calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices” mark, which is made available to all custom index clients.

Extensive Coverage

Our index and constituent database spans all major asset classes and covers more than 33,000 securities in 96 countries.

Client Services

A dedicated custom team supports our clients globally. We provide “follow the sun” coverage with representatives in Beijing, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Amsterdam, London, New York, and Mexico City.

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Why S&P Global?

Accelerate Your Sustainability Journey

Gain unparalleled insight into critical topics like ESG performance, net zero, energy transition, sustainable financing, regulatory compliance and more.

Discover End-to-End Market Perspectives

Leverage intelligence that is tried-and-tested throughout the global value chain, applying deep knowledge of corporate sustainability assessments that scales analytics for asset owners, investment managers and banks.

Connect Your Workflows

Link sustainability data with financial data and market intelligence, and dig deep with screening tools, real time updates, data visualizations and customized dashboards.

Increase Your Productivity

Access data when and how you want it with flexible delivery options that include a leading desktop solution, APIs, data feeds and cloud access, underpinned by robust data linking, AI and machine-learning technologies.

Rely on a Deep Heritage of Innovation

Put 20+ years of experience behind your sustainability strategy, getting ahead of disclosure trends with active corporate engagement and granular data modelling, and delivering enhanced solutions recognized by numerous industry awards.

Enjoy Superior Customer Service

Know you have 24x7x365 backup and specialist assistance from ESG specialists and research analysts across our global offices.