Purpose & Vision
The purpose of the Xklude database is to map investments from an ethical perspective and to create more transparency about ethical and responsible issues which is concerning activist shareholders, pensions savers, the new generation of private sustainable investors and others with interest in responsible and ethical investments.
The vision is to create an informed debate about how capital flows in a world with an increased focus on sustainability, such as it is expressed in for example the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Each controversial Issue is therefore also linked to one or more SDGs, the goals of which are difficult to achieve if capital inflow continues to support the controversial issues. All controversial issues lined to SDGs can reasonably be discussed to be resistance to one or more SDGs.
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More than 70.000 screenings
The Xklude database connect controversial issues to global listed companies and screens institutional investor’ portfolio for match. Xklude connects +2000 listed companies to controversial issues and reveals who invested in them. We have total screened more than 70.000 stocks for controversial issues. We have total identified 27.424 controversial issues related to the listed companies found in the investors stock portfolio.
Xklude database ranks professional investors and companies by a XBETA-ESG score. The XBETA-ESG VALUE indicates how volatile the stock’s price is to the overall stock market when fundamental Controversial Issues and ESG Rank is included. For investors we calculated the average XBETA-ESG value for the portfolio based on identified controversies in the portfolio. Further more we rank investors on Portfolio Risk. This indicator showing the risk of controversial issue in investors total stock portfolio.
Most controversial industries
A controversial company is identified by being on a controversial list included in the database. The lists are built from a number of international sources, organizations and institutions that have been found credible and relevant in relation to an ethical investment perceptive. A listed company can therefore appear on several lists and thus be linked to several controversial issues.
Controversial issues cover a wide range of themes that can be defined as controversial for various reasons. There is no standard definition of a controversial issue or a controversial business. All issues are therefore not necessarily expressions of specific legal violations but have more character of an ethical dimension to be discussed, where it´s ultimately up to individuals or investor management to assess whether the issue is in line with decided values or norms.
A controversial issue is not a finite phenomenon but expresses an ethical dilemma that can often be viewed from multiple perspectives. The Xklude database does not take into account dialogues with companies through the active ownership. At present, the database does not contain information on the ethical progress of controversial listed companies.