INDEX SCREEN DEFINITIONS FOR THE iSHARES MSCI GLOBAL IMPACT ETF

Many of our iShares sustainable ETFs seek to track an index with business involvement screens. Business involvement screens seek to remove exposure to controversial business activities that may pose risks or violate an investor’s preferences. Learn more about the specific screens below.

 

SCREEN DEFINITION
Alcohol All companies that generate more than 10% sales from alcohol production.
Civilian firearms Companies must not be involved in manufacture of semi-automatic civilian firearms or should not generate more than 5% revenue from civilian firearms production.
Controversial weapons Companies must not be involved in manufacture of Cluster munitions, Landmines, Blinding lasers, White phosphorus, Non-detectible fragments, Depleted uranium and Biological & chemical weapons.
Conventional weapons All companies that generate more than 5% from conventional weapons and systems.
Nuclear weapons Companies must not be involved in manufacture of Nuclear weapons warheads & missiles, Intended use components, Nuclear exclusive delivery platforms and Nuclear weapons support services.
Predatory lending Companies must not be involved in predatory lending practices. MSCI ESG Research defines involvement in lending practices as those companies that provide products and services associated with certain controversial lending activities and those companies that have been subject of alleged lending controversies.
Tobacco All companies that generate more than 10% sales from tobacco production.

Please refer to the index methodology for more information