Ethos has launched its own index for world equities: the Ethos Index on MSCI World, calculated by MSCI. The index allows investors to benefit from the expertise of Ethos in regards to product-based and conduct-based exclusions, while remaining closely replicated to the MSCI World index.

Ethos Index on MSCI World

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Past performance is no guarantee of future performance.

A custom index calculated by MSCI based on the exclusion list provided by Ethos



Companies whose products related to the excluded activities below account for more than 5% of global turnover are excluded. Companies whose aggregate turnover or revenue from several excluded activities exceeds 5% are also excluded.

Sector Number of excluded companies Weight in the MSCI World index (30.09.2017)
Total (without aggregated exclusions) 123 7.83%
Conventional weapons 38 3.02%
Non-conventional weapons 17 1.74%
Nuclear energy 41 2.72%
Tobacco 8 1.41%
Gambling 18 0.36%
Adult entertainment 0 -
GMO 1 0.14%
Coal 41 2.72%


Furthermore, the index excludes companies whose conduct violates the fundamental principles of ethics and sustainable development.