The iSTOXX North America ESG Select 30 Index uses all the North American stocks from the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index as the underlying.
The STOXX Global ESG Leaders index provides access to the leading global companies in terms of environmental, social and governance criteria, using a bottom-up selection approach based on ESG scores provided by Sustainalytics. Companies that are non-compliant based on the Sustainalytics’ Global Standards Screening assessment or are involved in controversial weapons are not eligible for selection. Additional exclusion filters are applied, screening companies for involvement in tobacco production and distribution, thermal coal extraction and power generation, small arms manufacturing, military contracting, unconventional oil and gas exploration and production, and ESG Controversies.
Using this ESG index as the underlying, North American stocks with the lowest volatility and the highest dividend yields are selected.
Those constituents are weighted according to the inverse of their volatility, with a cap at 10%. The indices are reviewed quarterly.
Index Guides, Benchmark statement, and other reports are available under the Data tab.
Top 10 Components
|Sun Life Financial Inc.
|Coca-Cola Europacific Partners
|Manulife Financial Corp.
|Bank of Montreal
|Becton Dickinson & Co.
|PEMBINA PIPELINE CORP
|Bank of Nova Scotia