THE INDEXESThe first indexes were created in 2004 and successively new ones have been added. The index family includes four sustainability indexes and six ethical indexes.
The sustainability indexes are:
The OMX GES Sustainability Nordic Index, OMX GES Sustainability Finland Index and OMX GES Sustainability Sweden Index are based on the analysis model GES Risk Rating which rates companies on their preparedness on ESG issues. The Nordic sustainability index comprises the 50 best rated companies on the Nordic exchanges, while the Swedish and Finnish indexes comprise the 40 best rated companies on the Stockholm and Helsinki exchanges, respectively.
The OMX GES Sustainability Sweden Ethical Index is constructed in the same way but also applies the ethical criteria of the analysis model GES Global Ethical Standard. The criteria are based upon international guidelines for environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and support investor considerations to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
The index family also includes six solely ethical indexes:
- OMX GES Ethical Norway Index
The first five indexes consist of all listed companies in Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm, while the last index comprises the 30 most traded companies on the Stockholm exchange. All ethical indexes exclude companies that do not comply with the criteria of the analysis model GES Global Ethical Standard and companies with production or sales of weapons, tobacco, alcohol, pornography or gambling covered by analysis model GES Controversial.
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