ESG Index Launched

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    S&P Dow Jones Indices and Toronto Stock Exchange have launched an ESG index. The S&P/TSX 60 ESG (environment, social, and governance) index is designed to track the performance of the constituent companies of the S&P/TSX 60, while taking into account each company’s sustainability performance relative to the corresponding industry-specific standards. RobecoSAM, an investment specialist focused exclusively on sustainability investing, will evaluate company sustainability profiles using its proprietary assessment methodology. It lets market participants who currently use the S&P/TSX 60 to deepen the scope of their stock analysis to include sustainability criteria.