For investors seeking a focus on select ESG KPIs of US companies.The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the STOXX® USA ESG Select KPIs IndexSM (Underlying Index).
The STOXX® USA ESG Select KPIs Index offers exposure to a set of U.S. companies that is tilted towards companies scoring better with respect to a select set of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) key performance indicators (KPIs). Eligible U.S. securities are selected from the STOXX® Global 1800 Index. The bottom 50% of such companies based on their ESG KPI scores are excluded from the Index, as are companies that do not adhere to the UN Global compact principles, are involved in controversial weapons or are coal miners (ICB Subsector 1771). Components are then weighted by free-float market cap combined with a cap factor that is based on a company’s aggregate ESG KPI score. Component weightings may also be adjusted to ensure that the weight of a single company is less than 5% at time of each index rebalancing or reconstitution.