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Index Description

The EURO iSTOXX 50 ESG Focus Index tracks the composition of the EURO STOXX 50® Index and reweights its constituents according to a pre-defined scheme that allocates the highest weights to companies that rank highest in Environmental, Social and Governance areas, based on ESG indicators provided by Sustainalytics.

Key facts

  • Based on a parent index that is one of the most liquid indices covering the Eurozone, being used as underlying for a variety of financial products, such as options, futures and ETFs, as well as for benchmarking purposes
  • Stronger representation of companies that are leading in Environmental, Social and Governance areas
  • Components weighted according to independent company ratings provided by Sustainalytics
  • Lowest weight assigned to companies involved in controversial weapons and companies which are non-compliant with UN Global Compact Principles
  • Quarterly review frequency allows for closer tracking of fast entry/exit changes in the EURO STOXX 50 and swifter reactions to changes in ESG scores

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
EURO iSTOXX 50 ESG Focus N/A 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.7 0.4 23.8
EURO STOXX 50 4,387.5 3,415.9 68.3 52.3 343.7 18.8 10.1 0.6 5.4

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
EURO iSTOXX 50 ESG Focus -2.6 11.1 17.8 33.6 64.1 N/A N/A 18.2 10.2 10.5
EURO STOXX 50 -1.7 11.1 14.9 32.8 63.7 N/A N/A 15.2 10.0 10.5
Index volatility and risk Annualized volatility (%) Annualized Sharpe ratio2
EURO iSTOXX 50 ESG Focus N/A N/A 11.8 17.5 20.8 N/A N/A 1.2 0.4 0.4
EURO STOXX 50 N/A N/A 12.5 18.0 20.9 N/A N/A 0.9 0.4 0.4
Index to benchmark Correlation Tracking error (%)
EURO iSTOXX 50 ESG Focus 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 3.3 3.7 3.4 3.4 3.3
Index to benchmark Beta Annualized information ratio
EURO iSTOXX 50 ESG Focus 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 -3.5 -0.1 0.7 0.0 0.0

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

2Based on EURIBOR1M

(EUR, Gross Return), all data as of June 28, 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
EURO iSTOXX 50 ESG Focus 12.5 10.3 11.9 11.9 1.4 4.8 0.9 15.2
EURO STOXX 50 15.5 13.3 15.1 15.1 1.9 3.6 1.3 19.0

Performance and annual returns


The index components exactly match the parent index members, i.e. the EURO iSTOXX 50 ESG Focus Index consists of the same stocks as the EURO STOXX 50 Index.

On a quarterly basis, a specific weight is attributed to each component according to a pre-defined weighting scheme, that considers the overall ESG score of each company. Companies with the highest ESG scores are attributed the highest weights, regardless of their free-float market cap. ESG scores are based on indicators provided by Sustainalytics.

The detailed methodology including the calculation formula can be found in our rulebook:

Versions and symbols

Index ISIN Symbol Bloomberg Reuters
Gross Return EUR CH0375449623 SX5EFGT SX5EFGT INDEX .SX5EFGT
Net Return EUR CH0375449581 SX5EFT SX5EFT INDEX .SX5EFT
Gross Return USD CH0375449599 SX5EFGU .SX5EFGU
Net Return USD CH0375449615 SX5EFU SX5EFU INDEX .SX5EFU
Price USD CH0375449607 SX5EFK .SX5EFK

Quick Facts

Weighting Weighted based on ESG ranking
No. of components 50
Review frequency Quarterly
Calculation/distribution realtime 15 sec
Calculation hours 09:00:00 18:00:00
Base value/base date 100 as of Mar. 19, 2012
History Available as of Mr. 19, 2012
Inception date May. 03, 2018
To learn more about the inception date, the currency, the calculation hours and historical values, please see our data vendor code sheet.



Top 10 Components4

Company Supersector Country Weight
ENI Energy Italy 3.678%
NOKIA Telecommunications Finland 3.598%
INTESA SANPAOLO Banks Italy 3.573%
ALLIANZ Insurance Germany 3.559%
UNICREDIT Banks Italy 3.532%
UNICREDIT Banks Germany 3.532%
IBERDROLA Utilities Spain 3.494%
AXA Insurance France 3.472%
BCO SANTANDER Banks Spain 3.459%
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC Industrial Goods and Services France 3.433%

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

4Based on the composition as of June 28, 2024