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Deutsche Börse launches information portal for sustainable securities

11 April 2011  |  2194 views  |  0 Source: Deutsche Börse

Deutsche Börse's Xetra division and Stoxx today announced the introduction of an information portal for sustainable securities, as well as the launch of the Stoxx Global ESG Leaders indices.

The information portal for sustainable securities is aimed at private and institutional investors. The portal helps investors to make their individual investment decisions according to standard sustainability criteria. The information portal enables investors to develop their own strategies for sustainable investments in a transparent way and to assess the sustainability of existing investments. The portal also enables companies to filter their activities in line with the ESG criteria: environmental, social and governance considerations.

The information portal covers all investment classes, from equities to ETFs, investment funds and certificates. The STOXX Global ESG Leaders index family offers indicators for 1800 European public limited companies, transparently and neutrally, using the well-known ESG criteria. These key sustainability data were provided by Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of ESG research and analysis, with nearly 20 years of experience in the responsible investment (RI) and socially responsible investment (SRI) markets. Investors can use the portal to select and weight these equities according to their personal investment preferences and sustainability criteria.

"The information portal for sustainable securities is a further important step in our efforts to provide transparency on the capital markets, especially in the sustainable investment segment which is seeing increasing demand from private and institutional investors," said Rainer Riess, Managing Director at Deutsche Börse AG and responsible for the Xetra business unit.

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