In each market Beyond Investing will select from the largest cap companies
Identify all companies exploiting animals or using materials derived from animals for their products and services.
Remove stocks from those industries whose business models rely on animal expoitation
As climate change and pollution affects all animals, fossil fuel energy companies are also excluded.
Proactively insert acceptable businesses to address sector imbalances in lower market cap bands
Create portfolio and check for sufficient diversification
Resultant portfolio scores higher than portfolios that only divest from fossil fuels on carbon, pollution and water utilisation
Passive cap-weighted benchmark designed to act as a reference for future vegan and climate-friendly risk factor/ESG products