ESG Disclaimer and Glossary

ESG Disclaimer and Glossary

Certain information contained herein (the “Information”) is sourced from/copyright of MSCI ESG Research LLC (a Registered Investment Adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940), or its affiliates (including MSCI Inc. and its subsidiaries (“MSCI”)), or third party suppliers (together with MSCI & MSCI ESG, the “ESG Parties”) and may have been used to calculate scores, ratings or other indicators. It may not be reproduced or redisseminated in whole or part without prior written permission. The Information has not been submitted to, nor received approval from, the US SEC or any other regulatory body. The Information may not be used to create any derivative works, or in connection with, nor does it constitute, an offer to buy or sell, or a promotion or recommendation of, any security, financial instrument or product, trading strategy, or index, nor should it be taken as an indication or guarantee of any future performance, analysis, forecast or prediction.

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Metrics

ESG rating

Weighted Carbon Intensity

Board Diversity

Green Revenue

Brown Revenue

Positive filters

Sustainable Water

Human Rights Policy

Pollution Prevention

Sustainable Agriculture

Renewable Energy

Negative filters

Alcohol

Animal Welfare

Gambling

Tobacco

Adult Entertainment