In a world where Environmental, Social and Governance factors play an increasing integral role in investment decision making, we continue to progress our work to promote greater corporate transparency and issuer-investor interaction in the interests of sustainable business and investment practices.
The impending FSCA directive regarding integrating ESG investments into investment portfolios is due to come into effect soon and our solutions can help you navigate this new ESG terrain.
FTSE/JSE Sustainable Investment Data Platform
This analytic tool will allow you to:
• Analyse ESG and Green Revenue investment data with investment scoring and screening
• Analyse research and portfolio trends and ESG portfolio monitoring
• Construct Indices for Best-in-Class; Thematic; ‘Smart Sustainability’, Climate tilts
The tool allows you to filter company details by pillar, theme level and by indicator level. You will also be able to access annual company balance sheets with Green Revenues.
The FTSE ESG ratings are built on detailed indicator assessments, which are structured to allow investors to understand a company’s ESG practices in multiple dimensions and therefore enhance the issuer-investor interface. Two indices form part of the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index, one benchmark and one tradable index.
FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index
This index is a broad market benchmark that considers only companies meeting a minimum ESG rating hurdle of 2.5. This index can be used as a benchmark for portfolios that have an ESG-based mandate and it can also be used for research and analysis.
The eligible universe for this index comprises constituents of the FTSE/JSE Shareholder Weighted All Share Index, which are also companies that have securities included in the FTSE All World Index.
FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Top 30 Index
The FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Top 30 Index provides the market with an ESG based tradeable index that financial products can be based on, and will be suitable for passive financial products. This index therefore provides the investor with a focused exposure on companies with higher ESG ratings. The FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Top 30 Index comprises the top 30 rated companies included in the FTSE/JSE responsible Investment Index ranked by FTSE ESG Ratings, and then equally weighted.
The benefits of the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investments Indices are as follows:
• Offer investors more opportunity to integrate ESG considerations into their investments.
• Transparent and consistent methodology that measures risk across a variety of ESG areas
• Criteria is based on information that is publically available and does not accept data privately provided by
companies improves credibility and enhances transparency
• Allow clients the ability to extract data at multiple levels in order to access and apply it in a variety of ways.