The latest Qontigo whitepaper analyzes the risk, return and impact profile of three ESG indices tracking the STOXX® USA 500 benchmark: the STOXX® USA 500 ESG Broad Market, STOXX® USA 500 ESG Target and STOXX® USA 500 ESG Target TE. The study reveals that while performance and risk across the three ESG variants are similar to those of the parent benchmark, differences exist in the active risk and constitution of the portfolios.
As part of our continuing series on highlighting the real-world use cases of the Sustainable Development Investment Asset Owner Platform (SDI AOP) data, we spoke to AustralianSuper’s Andrew Gray, Director ESG and Stewardship. Andrew shares his insights on the value the SDI AOP data is providing to his organization.
The race to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 is on, and many investors are adopting indices with a decarbonization path to achieve their climate objectives. Our latest whitepaper looks at Paris-aligned indices covering the US and Europe and seeks to answer the following questions: in which region can investors make the most impact, and how much risk are they taking in the process?
US policymakers have in recent months stepped up efforts to address climate risk in financial markets. During a webinar organized by Responsible Investor, a panel of experts from 2° Investing Ventures, ISS ESG, New York Department of Financial Services, PRI and Qontigo, discussed these moves and explored some of the directions US climate regulation may take.
A new whitepaper from Qontigo’s Sustainable Investment team is a primer to understanding and untangling the multiple — and often confusing — climate data alternatives that have emerged in recent years.
The new DAX® ESG Target Index offers a sustainable alternative to Germany’s flagship DAX that is optimized to maximize the ESG score of the portfolio, with a tracking-error constraint, and that simultaneously reduces the carbon intensity by at least 30%.
ESG integration, sustainability, and impact investing…While there may be overlap in the meanings of these terms, they each represent a distinct approach to “doing well while doing good” in investor portfolios.
Manuela Sperandeo, BlackRock’s Head of Sustainable Indexing for EMEA, explains why the world’s largest asset manager has placed sustainability as its new standard for investing, and how working with an index provider helps it best serve its clients’ responsible-investing goals.
Science-based emissions-reduction targets (SBTs) help verify that a company has embarked on a pathway to reduce its carbon footprint and get aligned with climate action efforts. The inclusion of SBTs in indices provides an efficient solution to investors wishing to adopt a responsible approach in the face of the global warming crisis.
In this post, we explore the second category in Qontigo’s index-based sustainability solutions: our ‘Enhance’ ESG offering. The category is made up of STOXX and DAX indices that aim to maximize the sustainability profile of portfolios, given investors’ needs to balance risk, return and ESG integration.