Morningstar® Indexes Launches France Positive Economy Select 30 Index in Collaboration with the Institute de l’Economie Positive

December 14, 2022

LONDON/PARIS, December 14, 2022 Morningstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: MORN), a provider of independent investment research, through its rapidly growing global index business, announces the launch of Morningstar® France Positive Economy Select 30 Index. The index is licensed to Citi to underlie structured products. 

The Morningstar® France Positive Economy Select 30 Index pursues objectives that align with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards and is built with data and scoring methodologies from the Positive Planet Foundation. The Positive Planet’s mission is to measure the positive impact of French businesses and corporations and this index is powered by its Positive Economy Scores.

The Positive Economy scores from Positive Planet are based on 35 indicators, which are then regrouped around five dimensions focused around employment, sharing of value produced by the company, its impact on the environment, the company’s development and the long-term strategic vision involving all the company’s stakeholders.

Julien Thibaud, Head of Derivatives Products at Morningstar Indexes said: “The France Positive Economy Select 30 index relies on Positive Planet’s rigorous assessment process and will instill confidence that the companies selected in the index have a meaningful impact on society. While ESG is often discussed on a global scale and not broken down by nation, this index adopts a targeted and granular approach which will resonate with French investors.”

Arthur Dorbessan, Global Head of Retail Indexes – Citi Multi Asset Group said: “Companies engaged in the Positive Economy tend to focus more on long term objectives to meet future Environmental, Social and Governance challenges. We are proud to collaborate with Positive Planet and Morningstar to offer an investment access to French companies leading the Positive Economy initiative through the Morningstar France Positive Economy Index Select 30 Index.”

Jacques Attali, Chairman of the Supervisory Board commented: “A sustainable society requires not only the ecological but the economic, social, and democratic aspects working properly. On top of that, society needs to act with the interests of the next generations in mind. I call such a society a ‘Positive Society’.”

About Morningstar, Inc. 
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About Positive Planet
Positive Planet’s goal is to promote the development of a positive economy, with greater inclusion and social justice.

Through its actions on the ground, Positive Planet's promotes economic inclusion, particularly amongst vulnerable communities living in underserved areas (Quartiers Prioritaires de la Politique de la Ville), by means of positive entrepreneurship and/or by improving their employability.

The organisation has 85 employees and 250 volunteers in France working throughout 170 branches located in underserved area, including 5 regions: Ile-de-France, Hauts-de-France, Normandy, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Since its establishment in 2006, Positive Planet has assisted 45,000 individuals and supported 10,000 entrepreneurs within the launching of their businesses, regardless their age or gender

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