August 10, 2022

Enabling global debt investors to align investment choices with values

An increasing number of investors want to align their portfolios with their investment values and beliefs. One approach to accomplishing this objective is to select issuers based on their impact on society and the environment.

The FTSE Fixed Income Global Choice Index Series employs a transparent, rules-based methodology to help investors align their fixed income investment choices with the underlying bond issuers’ impact on society and the environment.

The index series achieves this goal by applying screens related to bond issuers’ product choices and their behaviour, excluding companies that manufacture vice products, weapons or those that have an adverse environmental impact. The index series also screens for conduct issues such as corruption, environmental scandals, human or labour rights violations.