The S&P 500 ESG Index is not just another benchmark — it represents a fusion of financial performance metrics with sustainability criteria. During our session, we will delve into the inner workings of this index, shedding light on its evolution, methodology, and the components that make up its composition. You will gain insights into how companies are evaluated for inclusion based on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria. Furthermore, we will look at the historical performance of the S&P 500 ESG Index in comparison to traditional benchmarks.
Additionally, we will explore how investment managers can use Portfolio Analytics on S&P Capital IQ Pro to seamlessly integrate traditional return attribution with sustainability metrics for a comprehensive, end-to-end analysis. This includes the impact of their active investment decisions on both relative returns and the absolute effect on sustainability measures.