MSCI SRI Indexes

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ESG Ratings breakdown(% of total universe)

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MSCI SRI Indexes Key Features:

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  • Targets a 25% representation of each sector’s market cap
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MSCI ESG Research data bet体育投注官网d ratings are provided by MSCI ESG Research LLC. MSCI ESG Indexes utilize information from, but are not provided by, MSCI ESG Research LLC. MSCI Equity Indexes are products of MSCI Inc. bet体育投注官网d are administered by MSCI UK Limited.

Carbon Intensity is the measure used in the construction of the MSCI Global Low Carbon Indexes