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FTSE Blossom Japan Index Series

The FTSE Blossom Japan Index Series is designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies that demonstrate strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The indexes are constructed so that industry or sector weights align with the Japanese equity market.

There are two indexes within the family, the FTSE Blossom Japan Index and FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index which:

  • • Facilitate ESG integration into the Japanese market; to support improved ESG outcomes and drive better corporate sustainability performance and practices using FTSE ESG Ratings
  • • Follow industry or sector weights, to give a closer reflection of the Japanese equities market and to reduce tracking error, relative of the FTSE Japan All Cap Index
  • • Allow for company engagement to provide an established transparent reference in the capital markets and to improve company disclosure and investment stewardship practices

The indexes can be used as performance benchmarks, or as the basis for index-linked products including index tracking funds, derivatives, and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).

FTSE Blossom Japan Index FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index
229 Japanese securities, as of 29 March 2022 493 Japanese securities, as of 29 March 2022
Industry-neutral approach to minimize industry bias by matching weights with those of the underlying index Sector-neutral approach to minimize sector bias by matching weights with those of the underlying Index
Selects Japanese companies with ESG Rating 3.3 and above Selects Japanese companies in the top 50% of each sector and with ESG Rating 2.0 and above
Since 2017, demonstrates a clear ESG standard for market participants and companies to utilize in their stewardship and engagement efforts Supports climate transition to a low carbon economy by evaluating companies’ climate governance and climate change efforts with TPI Management Quality Score