The Global Challenges Index is a real innovation on the financial market. For the first time, it maps out trends in the model of sustainable development consistently and intelligibly in an index. Sustainability-oriented investors will profit from the Global Challenges Index, which
- defines “sustainability” in concrete terms by focusing on seven future-relevant fields for action,
- sets stringent and consistent performance criteria for the companies listed and
- identifies pioneering companies that make active use of the opportunities provided by global change.
The Global Challenges Index focuses on seven global challenges for this millennium which politics, society and the economy must face up to:
- combating the causes and consequences of climate change
- securing adequate provision of drinking water
- stopping deforestation
- preserving biodiversity
- dealing with population development
- combating poverty
- supporting responsible governance structures
The Global Challenges Index comprises companies which are actively facing up to this responsibility and have made substantial, forward-looking contributions to surmounting the global challenges. The Index contains 50 securities from globally active large companies as well as small and medium-sized companies (SMEs), which are promoting sustainable development through their range of products and services and are simultaneously opening up opportunities for the future development of their business.
An independent advisory board assists the Hanover stock exchange and oekom research in the drawing up and composition of the Index.