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Blog Posts — March 15, 2022

Aurubis, K+S to join DAX 50 ESG index; Daimler Truck enters DAX ESG Target

Qontigo has announced changes to the composition of the DAX® ESG Target and DAX® 50 ESG indices, and to the benchmark DAX®, as part of the March regular review. The actions listed below will be effective as of March 21 this year. 


  • Additions:       K+S AG, Aurubis AG
  • Deletions:       United Internet AG, Bechtle AG

DAX ESG Target 

  • Addition:         Daimler Truck Holding AG 
  • Deletion:         Kion Group AG 


  • Additions:       Daimler Truck Holding AG, Hannover Rueck SE 
  • Deletions:       Beiersdorf AG, Siemens Energy AG 

The DAX 50 ESG and DAX ESG Target indices combine the two most popular responsible-investing approaches: negative screening and best-in-class ESG integration. The DAX 50 ESG was conceived as a broad-market ESG benchmark with a larger composition than that of the flagship DAX. The DAX ESG Target aims to reflect the DAX and follows an optimized weighing methodology whose objective is to improve the portfolio’s ESG score and decrease its carbon footprint relative to the benchmark, while limiting the tracking error.  

The DAX 50 ESG serves as underlying for respective ETFs managed by Lyxor Asset Management and Credit Suisse Asset Management, for structured products, and for futures and options listed on Eurex. The DAX ESG Target underlies since May 2021 an ETF managed by BlackRock.