Cboe offers options on the S&P 500 ESG Index, which is designed to provide improved Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) representation while offering a risk and return profile similar to the S&P 500. Using S&P DJI ESG Scores and various ESG exclusions, the index ranks and selects eligible companies, targeting 75% of the market capitalization in each S&P 500 GICS® industry group.

Benefits of S&P 500 ESG Index Options

  • Industry-Leading IndexCreated by S&P Dow Jones Indices using proprietary ESG scores, which focus on the most financially material and relevant ESG signals within specific industries.

    Broad Market ExposureThe ESG Index targets 75% of the S&P 500's market capitalization by industry.

  • Cash Settled & European ExerciseAccount credited or debited in cash and no risk of early assignment

    Ease of UseCboe ESG Index Options are easy to trade long or short and provide broad exposure to ESG equities without the burden of owning a portfolio of individual stocks

Historical Performance of the S&P 500 ESG Index and S&P 500 Index

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