To date, there has been no recognized ESG equity benchmark for the Swiss equity market. SIX has therefore decided to change this. The Swiss Performance Index (SPI) is the basis for the new ESG indices.
The SPI ESG indices allow investments in Swiss stocks of companies that have a standardized and well-founded sustainability profile. In this way, SIX enables the promotion of companies that operate sustainably and thus a long-term, more sustainable orientation of the Swiss economy. As part of the general trend towards sustainable investments, SIX is meeting this market need with the new indices. The companies in the SPI ESG index are evaluated with regard to a defined number of ethical, social and measurable corporate governance criteria. These criteria relate to all relevant entrepreneurial activities. The new indices offer a standardized way to invest in Swiss stock corporations in accordance with ESG criteria.