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Solactive Wins ESG Index Provider of the Year at Sustainable Investment Award; Second Prize in a Week

Solactive is proud to announce that it has been chosen the “ESG Index Provider of the Year” at the Environmental Finance’s Sustainable Investment Awards. The German Index Provider has advanced ESG investment solutions by combining its unique open architecture approach to ESG data with a client-centric focus on flexibility and customized index design. This approach has enabled Solactive to cater to various segments of sustainable investing, including climate, thematics, and broader ESG focus products across diverse client segments. The index provider has collaborated with multiple innovative ESG data suppliers, which ensures that the choice of data aligns with the
specific views and approaches of end clients.

Steffen Scheuble, CEO of Solactive, stated: “This is one more recognition for our dedication and efforts in developing innovative ESG indices that cater to the evolving needs of investors. As I always say, at Solactive, we understand that ESG-focused investing requires a customized approach, acknowledging that one size does not fit all. We firmly believe in prioritizing each client’s unique requirements and preferences, so our open architecture approach to ESG data is at the heart of our products. We extend our gratitude to everyone who contributed to this accomplishment, which motivates to further our endeavors in the ESG space and contribute to building a more sustainable world.”

The company has demonstrated efficiency and agility in identifying and executing new solution-oriented themes, such as sustainable fuels and EV charging infrastructure, as well as emerging frontiers like biodiversity and social bonds. Solactive’s long-standing experience and innovation strength is reflected in the fact that it currently calculates more than 1,000 ESG indices. The firm’s consistent focus on providing solutions across the asset class spectrum allowed them to create many additional ESG indices in the reporting period from March 2022 to April 2023, some expanding already existing ideas and others based on new concepts servicing clients such as Societe Generale, Northern Trust Asset Management, Fidelity, DWS, Goldman Sachs AM, Nomura Asset Management, Deka, and LGIM.

Solactive is a signatory of the PRI and a founding member of the NZFSPA. During the reporting period Solactive published its first Climate Change report, in line with TCFD.

Last year, the German Index Provider was awarded “Climate index provider of the year” at the same award. The ESG Index Provider of the Year Award comes only five days after the prizes of the top index provider in six categories, including Best Canadian Index Overall Provider, at the first edition of the ETF Express Canadian 2023 Awards on June 23.