STOXX launches ESG weighted version of EURO STOXX 50 / STOXX Europe 50

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

STOXX Limited today introduced the EURO iSTOXX 50 SD-KPI and iSTOXX Europe50 SD-KPI indices. The two indices cover all 50 components of two Europeanblue-chip indices, namely the EURO STOXX 50 and the STOXX Europe 50. Thecomponents are slightly overweighted or underweighted (i.e. -10%, -5%, 0%,5%, 10%) on the basis of their SD-KPI Total Scores.Sustainable Development Key Performance Indicators (SD-KPIs) are the threemost material environmental, social and governance (ESG) indicators for theexpected business performance of different sectors. The copyrighted SD-KPIStandards were developed by SD-M GmbH in cooperation with the GermanEnvironment Ministry, accountants and global investors and analysts – thelatter of whom influence EUR 2 trillion in assets. SD-M GmbH provides STOXX,asset owners and investment managers with SD-KPI evaluations.For more information please visit,see the attached presse releaseor contact:Dr Axel Hesse (mailto:[email protected])Managing DirectorSD-M GmbH ( 166 B, D-30177 Hanover, GermanyTel.: +49 511 6968 4581Mobile: +49 173 6422211