Index profile

Global Challenges Corporates (GCC)

Index family


The Global Challenges Corporates comprises bond issuers which satisfy the stringent requirements of the GCX in terms of sustainability performance. It contains securities issued by major global companies. The basket universe will be continuously monitored by oekom research, and the composition of the basket reviewed on a half-yearly basis. Companies which no longer meet the defined requirements will be replaced at these times.

Excluding criteria

In selecting process of the companies extensive exclusion criterias are considered, that are related to both the company's activities as well as the commercial behavior. Excluded are companies which are active in the following areas: nuclear power, biocides, chlorine chemicals, genetically engineered crops and armor. Also excluded are companies which violate standards in the areas of environmental, labor and human rights, child labor, corruption and false accounting. An overview of the exclusion criteria is available here:

Positive criteria

best-in-class status of oekom corporate ratings

Research done by

Oekom Research AG

Funds based on the index NORD/LB Global Challenges Corporate Bonds
Finance-/tech. - support by Deutsche Börse AG
Benchmark Global Challenge Index
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