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Sustainable products and services

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

Deutsche Börse Group’s products and services offer investors, issuers and other market participants a marketplace as well as the infrastructure and the needed support to execute financial transactions or offer financial instruments. A comprehensive product portfolio in the area of sustainable investments has also emerged over the past few years. Deutsche Börse offers in particular a wide range of sustainability indices that investors can use as the basis for sustainable investment. STOXX, Deutsche Börse Group’s index arm, has been a signatory of the UN Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) since 2012.

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


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

DAXglobal Alternative Energy

DAXglobal® Alternative Energy expands the DAXglobal index family by adding a growth indicator for 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, suppliers 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 decarbonise 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 labour, and 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

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. 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, 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.