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Tag Archives: ESG

May 22, 2024

Tracking the Sustainable Core: 5 Years of S&P 500 ESG

What does the S&P 500 ESG Index ecosystem look like today and how is that benefiting market participants? S&P DJI’s Hamish Preston and DWS’ David Stack explore key takeaways from the first five years of the S&P 500 ESG Index.

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Apr 30, 2024

A Hidden Stairway to Net Zero

“Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run There’s still time to change the road you’re on.” —Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Many observers assume indices targeting broad ESG performance follow different paths than those delivering climate-focused temperature alignment. In reality, data show that modern indices can often achieve…

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Mar 18, 2024

Measuring the Global Water Opportunity Set

Look inside the S&P Global Water Index and how it tracks the companies helping the world meet demand for this vital resource.

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Feb 9, 2024

2024 World Economic Forum: Key Themes to Watch

The author would like to thank Vidushan Ragukaran and Ari Rajendra for their contributions to this blog.   The 2024 World Economic Forum (WEF) that took place at Davos-Klosters in mid-January attracted over 60 heads of state and government leaders. There was a consistent emphasis on AI and cybersecurity risk governance, a renewed focus on…

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Feb 8, 2024

The S&P 500 ESG Index Turns 5!

The S&P 500® ESG Index celebrated its fifth birthday on Jan. 28, 2024. Over the past five years, the index has become an important piece of the sustainable indexing puzzle for investors looking to leverage the strength of the S&P 500 while incorporating meaningful and measurable sustainability-focused enhancements. Traditionally, five-year celebrations are marked by gifting…

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Dec 13, 2023

Historic Deal at COP28 to Transition away from All Fossil Fuels

Clean energy has certainly been a prominent topic in 2023, especially among those at the front and center of discussions at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, which just concluded. As we are approaching the end of 2023, we wanted to review the results of the S&P Global Clean Energy Index Series…

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Dec 12, 2023

Get a Holistic Lens on Sustainability

Make more informed sustainability decisions with deeper data – our indices are powered by analytics from the world-renowned S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment.

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Dec 6, 2023

Tracking Thematics: How Indexing Megatrends Works

What’s driving interest in thematics and how can indices help investors target world-shaping structural trends? Join S&P DJI’s Jason Ye for a closer look at how innovative benchmarks, including the S&P Kensho New Economy Indices, are tracking long-term, market-altering themes by design.

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Nov 8, 2023

Material Change in a Material World

As our climate changes, so do our ways of producing and consuming energy. A global effort is underway to replace fossil fuels with renewables in our energy matrix.1 This planned energy transition’s speed, scope and scale of impact on the global economy is unparalleled in our history.2 North America’s unique position of contributing nearly 18%…

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Oct 26, 2023

Investigating the Premium Available to Factor Returns via a Focus on Sustainability

Factor indices aim to provide investors the means to access factor exposure in a cost-effective and transparent way. S&P DJI offers sustainability versions of factor indices that incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) scores, which allow investors to align their investments with their interests while seeking to improve risk/return dynamics. Launched in 2021, our suite…

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