1. The universe of companies elegible for inclusion in IndexAmericas is limited to the 6,000 + publicly trated companies featured in Thomson Reuters' ESG database.
companies on Thomson Reuters’ ESG database
2. This universe of companies is then filtered according to the IDB Group’s exclusion criteria, which eliminates those companies that engage in activities featured on the IDB Group’s list of excluded activities and/or firms that have been sanctioned by the IDB’s Sanctions Committee.
IDB Group’s exclusion criteria filter
3. Remaining companies are later assessed based on the size of their footprint in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Size of their regional footprint
4. This assessed universe is then evaluated along 157 + environmental, social, corporate governance, and development indicators.