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Index Description

The objective of the MDAX ESG+ index is to reflect the performance of the MDAX index, while using ESG exclusion filters to remove at least 20% of companies from the parent index. Firms that fail to meet norms-based screening, controversial weapons screening, minimum ESG ratings and a series of business activity screenings will be excluded. Removed companies are not replaced, therefore the MDAX ESG+ index will typically have fewer holdings than the parent MDAX index. The parent MDAX index focuses on midcap companies by tracking the performance of the 50 stocks which follow DAX companies in terms of size or that are not eligible for DAX inclusion.

Key facts

  • The index consists of securities from the MDAX index screened for ESG criteria.
  • Screening is provided by award winning ESG data provider ISS ESG.
  • The index applies a transparent free-float market capitalization weighting scheme, similar to the parent index.
  • Diversification is achieved by incorporating a capping factor of 10% at component level, which ensures that no component can dominate the index.

Descriptive Statistics

Index Market Cap (EUR bn) Components (EUR bn) Component weight (%) Turnover (%)
Full Free-float Mean Median Largest Smallest Largest Smallest Last 12 monts
MDAX ESG+ 193.6 114.3 2.9 2.2 7.8 0.5 6.8 0.5 20.4
MDAX 237.6 139.6 2.8 2.2 7.8 0.5 5.6 0.4 14.9

Supersector weighting (top 10)

Country weighting

Risk and return figures1

Index returns Return (%) Annualized return (%)
Last month YTD 1Y 3Y 5Y Last month YTD 1Y 3Y 5Y
MDAX ESG+ 1.6 -2.7 0.1 -18.4 12.1 N/A N/A 0.1 -6.6 2.3
MDAX 1.4 -1.9 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Index volatility and risk Annualized volatility (%) Annualized Sharpe ratio2
MDAX ESG+ N/A N/A 15.1 19.4 20.0 N/A N/A -0.3 -0.5 0.0
MDAX N/A N/A 33.6 33.6 33.6 N/A N/A 1.2 1.2 1.2
Index to benchmark Correlation Tracking error (%)
MDAX ESG+ 1.0 1.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 3.4 3.6 31.9 31.9 31.9
Index to benchmark Beta Annualized information ratio
MDAX ESG+ 0.8 0.9 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.5 -0.6 -1.7 -1.7 -1.7

1For information on data calculation, please refer to STOXX calculation reference guide

2Based on EURIBOR1M

(EUR, Net Return), all data as of May 31, 2024




Index Price/earnings incl. negative Price/earnings excl. negative Price/book Dividend yield (%)3 Price/sales Price/cash flow
Trailing Projected Trailing Projected Trailing Trailing Trailing
MDAX ESG+ -112.5 15.2 16.3 16.3 1.2 1.7 0.6 21.3
MDAX -82.3 17.1 16.6 16.6 1.4 N/A 0.7 22.4

Performance and annual returns


The MDAX ESG+ index composition is derived from its parent index, the MDAX index. STOXX will exclude companies that ISS ESG considers to be non-compliant based on UN Global Compact principles, are involved in controversial weapons, are tobacco producers or distributors and that either derive revenues from thermal coal mining, unconventional oil & gas, civilian firearms, military equipment, or, have power generation capacity that utilizes nuclear power or thermal coal, or plan to expand their activities in thermal coal mining or thermal coal power generation. In case the ESG screening will result in a removal of less than 20% of the parent index constituents, the companies with the lowest ESG score, as computed by ISS ESG, will be additionally excluded until the goal is reached. The index weighting is based on the free-float market capitalization, whereby the maximum weighting per share is capped at 10 percent. Removed companies are not replaced.

Versions and symbols

Index ISIN Symbol Bloomberg Reuters

Quick Facts

Weighting Free-float market cap
Cap Factor 0.1
No. of components Variable
Review frequency Quarterly
Calculation/distribution realtime, 1 sec
Calculation hours 9:00 - 18:00 CET
Base value/base date 1,000 as of Mar. 17, 2017
History Available since Mar. 17, 2017
Inception date May 30, 2022
To learn more about the inception date, currency versions, calculation hours and historical values, please see our data vendor code sheet.



Top 10 Components4

Company Supersector Country Weight
FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE Health Care Germany 6.821%
LUFTHANSA Travel and Leisure Germany 5.714%
LEG IMMOBILIEN Real Estate Germany 5.267%
GEA GRP Industrial Goods and Services Germany 5.263%
SCOUT24 Technology Germany 4.540%
PUMA Consumer Products and Services Germany 4.392%
NEMETSCHEK Technology Germany 4.145%
KNORR BREMSE Industrial Goods and Services Germany 4.083%
EVONIK INDUSTRIES Chemicals Germany 3.864%
TALANX Insurance Germany 3.843%

3Net dividend yield is calculated as net return index return minus price index return

4Based on the composition as of May 31, 2024