The SGI ESG Eurozone Selection Excluding Controversial Activities & Practices Index (Net Total Return) aims to provide an exposure to the performance of a basket of stocks incorporated in the euro zone. Their selection is based on environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) indicators and a free-float market capitalization.
The Index is composed of a basket of 50 stocks. The initial universe is filtered first for certain controversial activities and against the United Nations’ Global Compact pillars. The companies engaged in certain controversial activities or breaching the principles laid out by the United Nations’ Global Compact will be excluded. A best-in-class ESG filter is subsequently applied: companies with ESG scores ranking the bottom 40% of their industry are excluded. The 50 stocks with the highest free-float market capitalization are selected from the remaining universe after applying the ESG filters. The 50 stocks are then equally weighted to form the Index composition. The Index is systematically rebalanced on a quarterly basis.
The SGI ESG Eurozone Selection Excluding Controversial Activities & Practices Index (Net Total Return) (the “Index”) is the exclusive property of Societe Generale. Societe Generale has signed a contract with Solactive AG wherein Solactive AG undertakes to calculate and maintain the Index. The Index is not sponsored, promoted, sold or supported in any other manner by Solactive AG nor does Solactive AG offer any express or implicit guarantee or assurance either with regard to the results of using the Index and/or Index trade mark or the Index Level at any time or in any other respect.