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Sustainable products and services

The trading floor of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The Group’s range of sustainable products help investors to follow an investment strategy that includes sustainability criteria.

Deutsche Börse’s products and services offer investors, issuers and other market participants a marketplace or infrastructure and support to execute financial transactions or offer financial instruments. A comprehensive product portfolio has emerged over the past few years in the area of sustainable investments, too. Deutsche Börse offers in particular a wide range of sustainability indices that investors can use as the basis for sustainable investment.

You can find a comprehensive description of all Deutsche Börse’s sustainable index products in Deutsche Börse sustainability portal.

ÖkoDAX

The ÖkoDAX® aims to reflect the performance of the ten most liquid companies from subsector Renewable Energy index which represents the renewable energy industry sector. Hence, ÖkoDAX is a selection index of Deutsche Börse. The companies are selected from the sector of renewable energy based on their free float market capitalisation and included in the index portfolio with equal weighting factors.

DAXglobal Alternative Energy

The DAXglobal® Alternative Energy expands the DAXglobal® index family by an additional growth indicator in the alternative energies sector. This sector-based index concept allows investors to tap into the high growth momentum in this sector at the global level for the first time. As an underlying for financial products, this index enables investors to participate in the growth of the alternative energies sector. Companies aiming to be included in the DAXglobal Alternative Energy Index must generate the majority of their revenue in one of the five alternative energy areas: natural gas, solar, wind, ethanol, geothermal power/hydro power/batteries.

DAXglobal Sarasin Sustainability Germany

Companies with a sustainable strategy secure their market position for the future. Such strategies include environmental protection measures as well as economic stability and favourable conditions for employees, supplies and customers. The companies in this index are selected using the Sarasin Sustainability Matrix from the Swiss bank Sarasin, a specialist in sustainability. Analysis of environmental and social factors plays a key role in this two-dimensional assessment process. The matrix is based on the following components:

  • Sector rating: comparative assessment of sectors based on selected environmental and social criteria
  • Company rating: comparative environmental and social assessment of companies within a sector

STOXX ESG Leaders index family

The STOXX® Global ESG Leaders Indices are based on research conducted on the criteria of social and environmental compatibility and corporate governance. Each category – environmental, social and governance (ESG) – has its own index in order to afford maximum transparency. Blue chip indices are also offered for North America, Asia/Pacific, Europe and the euro zone.

STOXX Sustainability index family

Low Carbon Indices

The STOXX Low Carbon index family is designed to enable investors to decarbonize their portfolios, i.e. limit the exposure of their portfolios to climate-related risks, such as stricter regulations and physical damage, while participating in the low-carbon economic growth. To cater to different approaches, STOXX developed fully tailored solutions based on broad index universes, with six sub-families offering varying degrees of carbon exposure.

The comprehensive STOXX Low Carbon index family is derived from STOXX’s broad and liquid STOXX Global 1800 Index and its regional subsets (STOXX Europe 600, STOXX Asia/Pacific 600, STOXX North America 600). These fully transparent and rules-based solutions include:

  • STOXX Low Carbon Indices
  • STOXX Reported Low Carbon Indices
  • STOXX Industry Leader Low Carbon Indices
  • STOXX Low Carbon Footprint Indices
  • STOXX Global Climate Change Leaders Index

STOXX® Global ESG Impact

The STOXX ESG Impact Indices offer a broad market exposure that is tilted towards companies that score better with respect to a small set of environmental, social and governance KPIs. Companies are selected and weighted by the following KPIs: CDP emission/energy reduction target, percentage of women on the board, percentage of independent directors, policy against child labor, golden parachute agreement. In addition coal miners, violators of United Nations Global Compact principles, and companies involved with controversial weapons are excluded. KPI standardisation by industry and country capping reduce unwanted systematic active exposures.

Photovoltaik Global 30

ABN Amro Bank’s Photovoltaik Global 30 Index tracks the performance of the 30 largest and most liquid companies in the global solar energy sector. Deutsche Börse calculates the index per minute each trading day as both a price and a performance index.

Credit Suisse Global Alternative Energy

The Credit Suisse Global Alternative Energy Index provides a tradeable indicator for the renewable energies market segment.

European Energy Exchange

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) offers a broad range of energy and environmental products, thereby contributing to an efficient transition to a low-carbon and sustainable energy supply. The EEX runs a regulated, transparent marketplace for emissions trading certificates, enabling market participants to meet their obligations regarding the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. With increasing flexibility and new products, the EEX markets are opening up a growing market share for renewable energy in electricity trading. Among them are the new derivatives allowing market participants to hedge against increasing price peaks and weather risks.