Sustainability

Sustainability

Overview

Integrity and trust are at the core of what we do. As a Group we have, from the outset, operated under the banner of “my word is my bond”. That overriding principle is still relevant today as a provider of trusted, reliable, independent and user neutral services. Positioned at the heart of capital markets, we are well placed to drive long-term sustainable economic growth, stability and resilience across global economies. We partner across the marketplace, and with other industry leaders, to champion the role responsible businesses and investors play in accelerating the transition to a net-zero, sustainable economy.

As our business expands and diversifies, we continue to review our sustainability objectives. Following completion of the Refinitiv transaction in January 2021, on this page we begin to set out our ambitions for the new Group. We look forward to sharing more on this during 2021.

For more information about our Sustainability strategy and initiatives, please see our latest Group Sustainability Report.

Our accreditations

Our ESG practices are measured by a variety of assessments including performance indices and benchmarks. These assessments provide useful input to benchmark against global best practices and to plan for improvements in our sustainability approach. For further information on our accreditations, please refer to page 11 of our Sustainability Report.

FTSE4Good

The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to identify companies that meet globally recognised ESG standards. London Stock Exchange Group has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. In 2020, we obtained an ESG Rating Absolute Score of 4.6, out of 5.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)

DJSI tracks the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. London Stock Exchange Group is its constituent, and received a total sustainability company score of 61 in 2020, ranking in the top 89th percentile.

CDP

CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, runs the global disclosure system that enables companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their environmental impacts. We were scored in the 'leadership' bracket for the sixth year running, highlighting the steps LSEG has taken which represent best practice in the field of environmental management.