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Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) indices

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Access a suite of indices providing a benchmark of companies exhibiting best corporate social responsibility practices

Track the performance of companies with superior ESG index ratings for environmental, social, and governance practices.

Our ESG indices 

Our environmental, social and governance (ESG) indices help you mitigate and assess the risk of companies against ESG factors, and help socially responsible investors to navigate around ESG risks.

Features & benefits

What you get with ESG indices 

Individual ESG pillars or composite

Allows investors with specific CSR requirements or mandates to more accurately benchmark their portfolios.

Based on 'dynamic' ratings

Featuring 400+ key indicators of ESG performance, company ratings are easy to understand.

Top ESG rated companies

Results in a more diversified, less volatile benchmark, which mirrors the performance of major global indices.

Real-time or end-of-day

Can be tracked by listed investment products such as Exchange Traded Funds, as well as for benchmarking purposes.

Download ratings

Allows investment managers, advisors, students and the media an affordable way to rate the ESG performance of a portfolio of stocks.

How it works

ESG indices in greater detail 

Thomson Reuters/S-Network ESG best practice indices

The Thomson Reuters / S-Network ESG Best Practices Indices are a suite of indices designed to provide a benchmark of companies exhibiting best corporate social responsibility practices as measured by their superior ratings in the Thomson Reuters / S-Network ESG Best Practices Ratings schema.

The ratings rank the constituent companies on Environmental, Social and Governance performance and are powered by “dynamic” S-Net ratings derived from our ESG database.

The indices represent a comprehensive benchmarking system for impact investors. Over 7,000 companies worldwide are rated in over 400 key indicators of ESG performance.

Thomson Reuters/Future Super Australia fossil free index

We have developed a fossil-free Australian index in collaboration with Future Super, which was used to create Australia's first fossil-free pension fund. The index is based on the Thomson Reuters Australia index.

The Thomson Reuters / Future Super Australia fossil free index has a strict exclusion policy for companies directly or indirectly involved in fossil fuels, or which provide finance to the fossil fuel sector.

Thomson Reuters IX Global ESG Equal Weighted Index & Thomson Reuters IX Global ESG High Dividend Low Volatility Equal Weighted Index

The Thomson Reuters IX Global ESG Equal Weighted Index and the Thomson Reuters Global ESG High Dividend Low Volatility Equal Weighted Index are owned and administered by Thomson Reuters.

Thomson Reuters Global ESG Equal Weighted Index is constructed to track companies from the developed world that are derived from their score in ESG factors specific to their peers in a given sector and region. The index is rebalanced on a quarterly basis.

For each sector and region, a set of 3 most discriminative ESG factors are selected. These factors are the ones where there fewest companies in the sector and region have a TRESG score above 50 / 100. Only companies where all 3 such TRESG factor scores are above 50/100 are retained in the index.

The Thomson Reuters IX Global ESG High Dividend Low Volatility Equal Weighted Index further selects companies on the basis of their consensus expected dividends and includes a low volatility enhancement.

​Thomson Reuters Global Resource Protection Select Index

The Thomson Reuters Global Resource Protection Select Index captures the performance of stocks that tend to reduce the use of materials, energy or water, and to find more eco-efficient solutions by improving supply chain management. The index uses Resource Use Scores under ESG methodology to capture these criteria. 

The index excludes industries like Tobacco or Coal, and companies which predominant activity is linked to Unconventional Oil & Gas Production, Unconventional Oil & Gas Drilling, Arms & Ammunitions Manufacturing, Military Aircraft Manufacturing, Military Vehicles Manufacturing, or Military Clothing & Accessories.

The index tracks the price return of 30 publicly traded equities across the world that display relatively high Resource Use scores, in addition to high dividend and low volatility.

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