The FTSE UK ESG Risk-Adjusted Index Series, based on the FTSE UK Index Series, is designed to reflect the performance of UK stocks, whilst improving broad ESG characteristics and maintaining similar risk/return characteristics to the underlying universe.
The Index Series is constructed to adjust for carbon risks and ESG performance using the FTSE Russell Target Exposure methodology. The indices target a 50% reduction in fossil fuel reserve exposure, 50% reduction in operational carbon emissions intensity and 5% ESG score improvement on the index level at semi-annual rebalances, relative to the underlying FTSE 100 Index, FTSE 250 Index, FTSE 350 Index and FTSE All-Share Index.
The index excludes companies involved with controversial product activities, including controversial weapons, tobacco, thermal coal (extraction and energy generation), oil sands, shale energy and arctic exploration, and companies involved with controversial conduct related to the UN Global Compact Principles.
The indices are constructed with the FTSE Target Exposure Framework, which allows a transparent tilt exposure towards and away from index constituents according to a number of exposure objectives.
The indices can be used as performance benchmarks, or as the basis for index-linked products including index tracking funds, derivatives and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).
The index series comprises of:
- FTSE 100 ESG Risk-Adjusted Index
- FTSE 250 ESG Risk-Adjusted Index
- FTSE 350 ESG Risk-Adjusted Index
- FTSE All-Share ESG Risk-Adjusted Index
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