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The New, Sustainable Benchmarks for the Swiss Capital Market
The goal of SIX is to establish solid, sustainable and independent benchmarks for the Swiss bond and equity markets. Economic performance and prosperity should not come at the expense of future generations. However, there are no generally valid guidelines for what is meant by a sustainable company. In practice, therefore, sustainable investments are defined differently. Nevertheless, there are generally recognized sustainability criteria. The three letters “ESG” represent these criteria. They stand for “environment, social and governance.” These criteria are used to assess whether and how companies take into account ecological and social aspects as well as a sustainable type of corporate management.
In developing the indices, SIX has drawn on data from the independent Swiss sustainability rating agency Inrate. The ESG Impact Rating developed by Inrate measures the positive and negative impacts of companies on the environment and society.
SIX uses the rating expertise of Inrate for the ESG index methodology.
The ESG indices are an efficient tool for rapid assessment for the Swiss capital market.
The indices of SIX are rule-based and calculated independently. SIX thus ensures transparency and independence.
Thanks to the strong index brands of SIX, the ESG indices enjoy a high level of market acceptance.
Based on the Swiss Performance Index (SPI), the new SPI ESG indices enable investments in Swiss equities of sustainably operating companies.
Based on the Swiss Bond Index (SBI), the new SBI ESG Index will significantly simplify sustainable investing in the Swiss bond market.
The components of an index are selected from its respective universe. The same selection steps are applied to both stock and bond indices. The SBI acts as the universe for the bond indices and the SPI for the stock indices.
In order to select the appropriate ESG index, the relevant factors of the Inrate Metric are briefly explained below:
To be included in the index, the company must have an ESG impact rating of at least C+ and must generate less than 5 % of its sales in a critical sector. These critical sectors are adult entertainment, alcohol, armaments, betting, genetic engineering, nuclear energy, coal, oil sands and tobacco. Furthermore, an index candidate must not be on the exclusion list of the Swiss Association for Responsible Investments.
Swiss Indices from SIX are often used as underlyings for index-based products and as benchmarks for portfolio management. Both require a subscription.
The issuance of passive products based on the Swiss Indices is covered by a product license. This license is typically associated with the following:
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The index is built out of the SMI Expanded. A total score is derived for each company provided by a third party research provider. The higher the score, the more sustainable the company. The best 25 companies are selected.
Opportunities for Sustainable Investments
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