Rising prices for sustainable development Social, ecological and yet economically sensible actions are becoming increasingly important. That’s why Europe’s big stock market learning initiative also focuses on investment strategies designed to promote sustainable development. The aim of the “Sustainability” theme is to promote future-oriented and responsible action. After all, long-term strategies should replace short-term action – without losing sight of economic factors. The sustainable securities in Stock Market Learning (marked with the blue-green symbol in the “Sustainability Index” selection) either belong to a selection of ETFs (Exchange-Traded Funds) from DekaBank or they are part of the Global Challenges Index (GCX) from the Hanover Stock Exchange. This sustainability index lists 50 international shares of particularly sustainability-oriented companies. The GCX is geared to seven global challenges: combating the causes and consequences of climate change ensuring an adequate supply of drinking water ending deforestation and promoting sustainable forest management preserving biodiversity Dealing with population development Combating poverty supporting responsible leadership (governance) structures The index comprises stocks of companies that are actively facing up to this responsibility and helping to overcome these global challenges. These are large companies as well as small and medium-sized enterprises that promote sustainable development through their range of products and services and at the same time open up opportunities for their own business development. Related links (as of 06/2022): Global Challenges Index – Börse Hannover (boerse-hannover.de) Components How can each of us contribute to responsible use of the earth’s resources? Just follow the blue and green icon!