The ISS STOXX World AC Biodiversity Index reflects the performance of the STOXX World AC 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
|ALPHABET INC. CL A||Technology||US|
|ALPHABET CLASS C||Technology||US|
|META PLATFORMS CLASS A||Technology||US|
|UnitedHealth Group Inc.||Health Care||US|
|Eli Lilly & Co.||Health Care||US|
|JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Banks||US|
Unveiling the biodiversity paradigm: an emerging risk frontier for portfolios
At a recent IPE webinar, experts from STOXX, ISS ESG and DWS discussed how biodiversity impact is becoming a new risk consideration for portfolio managers amid tightening regulation and client demand. Participants also examined the new ISS STOXX Biodiversity indices as a framework to tackle nature-related risks and opportunities.