The ISS STOXX Developed World Biodiversity Index reflects the performance of the STOXX Developed World after a set of compliance, ESG involvement screens, biodiversity screens, and overall impact on biodiversity and environmental UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) objectives are applied. Companies that are non-compliant based on the ISS ESG Norms Based Screening assessment or are involved in Controversial Weapons are not eligible for selection. Additional exclusion filters are applied, screening companies for involvement in Palm Oil, GMO Agriculture, Hazardous Pesticides, Animal Welfare, Fur Involvement, Tobacco, Thermal Coal, Unconventional Oil & Gas, Civilian Firearms, and Military Contracting. Furthermore, only companies in the top 80% rank of Potentially Disappeared Fraction of species over Enterprise Value including Cash (PDF/EVIC) scores based on ISS ESG Biodiversity Impact Assessment Tool (BIAT) as well as the top 80% rank of biodiversity related ISS ESG SDG Impact Rating aggregated score within each ICB Sector of the universe are selected. If the GHG intensity reduction is not at least 30% versus the parent index, companies will be excluded by descending order of carbon intensity until the 30% reduction is reached
Index Guides, Benchmark statement, and other reports are available under the Data tab.
Top 10 Components
|UnitedHealth Group Inc.||Health Care||US|
|Eli Lilly & Co.||Health Care||US|
|JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Banks||US|
|VISA Inc. Cl A||Industrial Goods and Services||US|
|MasterCard Inc. Cl A||Industrial Goods and Services||US|
|Home Depot Inc.||Retail||US|
|NOVO NORDISK B||Health Care||DK|
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