For over two decades, our indices have brought transparency to sustainability. Incorporating world-renowned datasets and accounting for global standards, these indices span assets classes to deliver a 360-degree view of environmental, social and governance risk, opportunity and impact. Our comprehensive, flexible suite of solutions includes broad-market sustainability indices rooted in the iconic S&P 500® and regional headline benchmarks, net zero and low-carbon climate approaches, and thematic strategies targeting hydrogen and clean energy, among other themes.
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Strategies focused on environmental, social and governance risk, opportunity and impact, including broad-market indices that maintain benchmark-like industry group weights while excluding companies that don’t meet sustainability criteria.
Strategies designed to align with climate regulations and objectives, including net zero, low carbon and fossil-fuel-free approaches.
Strategies focusing on bonds created to finance qualifying investments that generate measurable societal and/or environmental benefits.
Strategies designed to target specialized areas including clean energy, natural resources, green real estate and more.
Leveraging our extensive indexing expertise and comprehensive data solutions, customized sustainability indices can help address client-defined specific objectives and get ahead of emerging sustainability trends.
Our sustainability index solutions, including the flagship S&P 500 ESG Index, select companies based on robust datasets that account for industry-specific, financially material sustainability opportunity, risk and impact. Designed to maintain broad benchmark-like industry group weights while excluding companies that don’t meet S&P DJI-specified sustainability criteria, our headline sustainability indices span the globe and also serve as the foundation for higher-conviction sustainability indices.
Our climate indices leverage powerful data from S&P Global Trucost to address a range of carbon reduction objectives. Many of these indices align with recommendations of the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and climate benchmark standards proposed by the EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance.
Our wide range of sustainability datasets can be leveraged to create customized sustainability index solutions and get ahead of emerging or underreported sustainability trends. From clean energy to carbon credits, our comprehensive datasets provide the tools needed to build targeted, bespoke sustainable strategies.
Our indices are backed by world-renowned sustainability data and analytics.
S&P Global ESG Scores are the data foundation powering the globally recognized Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, S&P 500 ESG Index, and others in the S&P ESG Index Series. Unlike sustainability datasets that rely simply on publicly available information, S&P Global ESG Scores are uniquely informed by a combination of verified company disclosures, media and stakeholder analysis, and in-depth company engagement via the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), providing unparalleled access to sustainability insights before they reach others.
Companies collectively contribute hundreds of thousands of hours in every assessment cycle, while S&P Global analysts validate disclosures for both accuracy and relevance, discuss methodologies and measurement best-practices, and provide ongoing feedback. Unlike any other sustainability dataset available in the market today, S&P Global ESG Scores – and the CSA research process that underpins them – form the basis of a unique ecosystem that actively drives corporate disclosures and raises the bar on sustainability standards over time.
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S&P Global Trucost has been assessing risks relating to climate change, natural resource constraints, and broader environmental, social, and governance factors since 2000. Today Trucost intelligence continues to help corporations, financial institutions, and governments to build resilience and get ahead in the transition to a low carbon, sustainable and equitable future — as well as being the data and analytics engine that powers many of S&P DJI’s sustainability solutions. Trucost data assesses risks relating to climate change, natural resource constraints, and broader sustainability factors through a complete environmental performance profile encompassing carbon emissions and other pollutant impacts, water use, natural resource dependency and waste disposal to inform investment decision making and power investment benchmarks.
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GRESB is a leader in evaluating ESG characteristics of real estate companies, providing standardized and validated ESG data to increase capital market transparency. The GRESB framework benefits from a decade of industry input from leading institutional investors, real estate companies, REITs, academic advisors, and capital providers spanning the globe. With a governance structure that assures a by-industry, for-industry approach, GRESB is able to elevate global ESG best practices in the real asset sector. Benchmarking core corporate attributes alongside ESG performance metrics provides investors with insights not previously available.
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