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GU716714 MSCI USA Small Cap Extended ESG Focus Index

The Index is designed to maximize exposure to positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors while exhibiting risk and return characteristics similar to those of the MSCI USA Small Cap Index. The Index is constructed by selecting constituents from MSCI USA Small Cap Index through an optimization process that aims to maximize exposure to ESG factors for a target tracking error budget set to 50bps under certain constraints. The index is sector-diversified and targets companies with high ESG ratings in each sector. Tobacco and  Controversial Weapons companies and Producers of or ties with Civilian Firearms are not eligible for inclusion.

As of 09/21/2023

Index Information
Provider:     MSCI
Category1:  US Equity
Category2:  Socially responsible
Category3:  Small cap
Currency:    USD
Inception date:  12/12/2017
Backtesting data exists:   No
Weighting methodology:   Other
Factsheet:  Read PDF
Number of holdings:  894  (as of 04/13/2018)

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