Number of ESG indexes rises 40%

The Index Industry Association has reported that there has been a 40% increase in the number of indices with ESG criteria in the past year.

The number of ESG indices globally rose by 40.2 per cent in the past year following a 13.9 per cent rise from 2018 to 2019, registering the highest year-on-year increase in any single major index class in the survey’s history. Fixed income growth has also been steady, with a nearly 15% rise in the number of indices measuring global bond markets over the past two years, with notable growth in the ESG sector as product issuers look to build more-diversified and ESG-compliant products.