(Vienna) The composition of the VÖNIX, the sustainability index on the Vienna Stock Exchange, is changing effective today. The index has been calculated since 2005 and was one of the first national sustainability indices. It includes those companies listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange that are leaders in ecological and social activities and services. The VÖNIX now consists of the following 19 companies:
|AGRANA BETEILIGUNGS-AG||PALFINGER AG|
|AMAG AUSTRIA METALL AG||RAIFFEISEN BANK INTERNAT. AG|
|AT & S AUSTRIA TECH. & SYSTEMTECH.||ROSENBAUER INTERNATIONAL AG|
|BKS BANK AG||TELEKOM AUSTRIA AG|
|CA IMMOBILIEN ANLAGEN AG||VALNEVA SE|
|ERSTE GROUP BANK AG||VERBUND AG|
|EVN AG||VIENNA INSURANCE GROUP AG|
|KAPSCH TRAFFICCOM AG||WIENERBERGER AG|
|LENZING AG||ZUMTOBEL GROUP AG|
|OESTERR. POST AG|
Changes compared with the previous year: BUWOG AG was removed from the base universe due to the current takeover procedure.
Vienna Stock Exchange CEO Christoph Boschan: "Green and sustainable investments have long been a central theme on the international financial markets. VÖNIX is the benchmark for sustainable equity investments in Austria. The Vienna Stock Exchange also supports the sustainability and transparency of the capital markets in the area of bonds and since this year has offered Austrian and international issuers a special platform for green and social bonds".
Reinhard Friesenbichler, CEO of rfu, responsible for the sustainabilty research: „The integration of environmental and social criteria is indispensable today – for companies as well as for investors. The positive impact on the investment performance is demonstrated by numerous studies and investment products, and of course the VÖNIX benchmark itself.“
The Partners of VÖNIX
Well-known players of the Austrian capital market contribute with their know-how to up-to-date index management and sustainability research. The VÖNIX-Partners are the VBV-Vorsorgekasse, the Raiffeisen-Nachhaltigkeits-Initiative and the Security KAG as well as the technical partners, the rfu – responsible for the sustainability analysis – and the Vienna Stock Exchange, responsible for the index management and real-time calculation and publication. Further information on VÖNIX can also be found at www.voenix.at.
For further information, please contact:
T +43 1 531 65-186
T +43 1 531 65-110
T +43 (0) 1 796 99 99 - 1
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