S and P Dow Jones Indices Launches Green Real Estate Index Series

Standard & Poor Dow Jones Indices (“S&P DJI”), the world’s leading index provider, launched a new series of indices designed to represent real estate companies with a strong track record of sustainability performance. The index series is an extension of the Dow Jones Select Real Estate Securities Indices (RESI) and utilizes data from GRESB – a leader in evaluating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) characteristics of real estate companies.

Dow Jones indices U.S. Green REIT Index Dow Jones Global Green RESI Dow Jones Global ex-U.S. RESI Dow Jones Japan Green RESI. Each index consists of all the constituents in the relevant regional Dow Jones Select RESI. Constituent weights are adjusted based on the individual company’s sustainability performance as measured by GRESB with higher scoring companies receiving increased weight at launch.

Companies ranked below the 50th percentile in sustainability will have their index weight reduced by 30 percent with the additional weight reallocated on a pro-rata basis to the companies ranked in the top 25 percent. As the leading independent index provider, S&P Dow Jones Indices offers a full array of indices to meet any investment strategy. Increasingly, investors are making ESG factors a bigger part of those strategies. With a significant amount of …

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