Tag Archives: S&P ESG Index Series

Jul 9, 2020

Wirecard’s Chronically Low ESG Scores Reflected Governance Challenges

On June 25, 2020, the German digital payment company Wirecard AG filed for insolvency following reports that over USD 2 billion in cash assets went missing. Wirecard’s stock has gone down 90% since the initial announcement, and the company’s lenders now face deep losses. While the S&P ESG Index Series does not include Wirecard, the…

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Aug 8, 2016

ESG Integration for the Masses

Historically, ESG indices have not attracted asset volumes comparable to smart beta index strategies.  This could be attributed to the fact that market participants and academics alike have struggled to link ESG-based strategies with financial performance. As researchers shift their focus from how to study ESG to how to integrate ESG data into products and…

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