12 Oct 2020

Our ‘green’ seals of approval

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To help you buy with confidence, some of our funds have been given independent ecolabels, validating their green credentials


First ETF to receive a ‘Green’ state label in Europe

  • In 2019, the Lyxor Green bonds (DR) UCITS ETF was awarded the Greenfin label, the first national certification for private investments in a green economy introduced by the French government at the end of 2015 following the COP21
  • The label solidified its credibility as a fund committed to financing the green economy, as it demonstrates a high level of requirement for the ‘green’ quality of its underlying assets
  • Novethic, the leading expert in the assessment of sustainable finance practices in Europe, is the official auditor of the Greenfin label

SRI Labels supported by the French Finance Ministry

  • The following ETFs in our ESG range have each been granted SRI Labels: Lyxor MSCI Europe ESG Leaders (DR) UCITS ETF, Lyxor MSCI EMU ESG Trend Leaders (DR) UCITS ETF, Lyxor MSCI World ESG Trend Leaders (DR) UCITS ETF and Lyxor MSCI USA ESG Trend Leaders (DR)
  • Created and supported by the French Finance Ministry, the SRI Label aims to give investors confidence in knowing their money is invested in companies contributing to a sustainable world
  • To meet the demanding standards set by the SRI Label, funds are assessed on a number of metrics, such as inclusion of ESG criteria, engagement policies of the companies in which they invest, and fund manager transparency
  • The audit and labelling process was conducted by EY France, who are accredited by COFRAC, a semipublic body that ensures the quality of labelling organisations