Solactive & ISS ESG release SDG Leaders Index

Solactive and ISS ESG have launched the Solactive ISS SDG Leaders Index.

The index is based on the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and serves the Solactive GBS Global Markets All Cap USD Index, which is a broad market bench mark including more than 11,000 stocks from 24 developed and 26 emerging markets countries.

Solactive says the index excludes companies involved in the manufacture of controversial weapons and those that fail to respect human or labour rights. Companies are then selected based on their overall and single SDG Impact Rating, a proprietary evaluation by ISS ESG.