Sustainable index investing

Choice can sometimes be overwhelming. Let us help you with our sustainable index strategies.

As part of our goal is to be the partner of choice to mobilize capital towards a more sustainable world, we offer a wide range of index-based solutions. This includes both customized and off-the-shelf strategies.

What sets us apart?

We bring you our results and three distinct benefits

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    in ESG AuM

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    in customized mandates

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    in sustainable ETFs


We can help you meet your sustainable objectives via a wide range of sustainable Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs):

  • Across equities and fixed income
  • Aligned to UN Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDGs) and Paris-Aligned Benchmarks
  • From climate aware to gender equality
  • With currency hedged options as standard


If you are looking for a bespoke sustainability approach, we can build tailored solutions with factors such as:

  • Specific carbon target reduction targets
  • UN Sustainable Development Goal
  • Paris-Aligned weightings
  • While maintaining benchmark-like tracking error (where that’s a focus)


We have a strong commitment to helping our clients achieve their decarbonization goals:

  • We’re a founding member of the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative
  • We are committed to supporting the orderly transition to a lower-carbon future
  • By 2050, our ambition is to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across our scope 1 and 2, and specified scope 3 activities.

Make passive investing an active choice

We believe that passive investing can be an active choice. Let us help you.

Sustainable ETFs

Index and rules-based

Customized solutions

Sustainable ETFs

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have grown in popularity among investors in recent years, and sustainable strategies have expanded to become a crucial part of their asset allocation.

Having been committed to sustainable ETFs for more than a decade, we are now one of the largest providers in Europe.* We were among the first to bring pioneering sustainable solutions to the market and will continue to innovate for and collaborate with our clients.

Going sustainable with Green Bond ETFs

The first green bond was issued back in 2007 by the European Investment Bank, with the World Bank following suit a year later. It took a number of years for this market to establish itself, but it is now a staple segment of the fixed income asset class.

Green bonds are now the best-known securities amongst the sustainable bonds' universe.

This research report provides you with insights on

  • The main characteristics of green bonds
  • How strong the green bond market has grown
  • What the proceeds of green bonds are used for
  • Why it matters to look not only at the bonds, but also at the issuers

Watch our videos and read our insights

In a series of videos, Willem Keogh, Head of Passive and ETF Investment Analytics, explains how different ETFs can serve different client needs and how investors can contribute to a carbon neutral economy.

Why a first mover in sustainable ETFs

From niche to core allocation

ESG goals with sustainable ETFs

Indexed and rules-based

We have over 10 years’ experience of managing index portfolios tracking sustainable indices. And in addition to offering proprietary rules-based strategies, we can collaborate with clients and index providers to replicate third-party indices and create custom indices. 

The use of in-house research and best-in-class data, enables our index, sustainable, active and quantitative teams to deliver sustainable outcomes for our clients.

Read our insights on rules-based strategies

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