Borsa Istanbul Sustainability Index, 2014

Turkey Current 2014

The BIST Sustainability Index aims to provide a benchmark for Borsa Istanbul companies with high performance on corporate sustainability. It seeks to increase awareness, knowledge and practice on sustainability in Turkey. The index is a platform for institutional investors to demonstrate their commitment to companies managing environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues with high performance. Borsa İstanbul signed a cooperation agreement with Ethical Investment Research Services Limited (EIRIS) to create the Index, which was launched in November 2014. EIRIS assesses Borsa İstanbul listed companies based on international sustainability criteria and publicly available information about and disclosed by companies.


General sustainability/ESG/non-financial

Industry sectors covered by the instrument

All/none specified

Organizations covered by the instrument

Issuer type

Stock Exchange

Type of instrument

Code of conduct or guideline

Mandatory or voluntary


The geographical scope


Project Partners