S&P Dow Jones Indices and Sustainability Investing (SI) specialist, RobecoSAM, has released the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
The Index is labeled the "gold star for corporate sustainability."
“Many of the events witnessed so far in 2017 make it even more important for corporations around the globe to recognize sustainability, establish policies and manage their businesses in ways that support and increase sustainability of the global environment and the world’s leading businesses. The DJSI family provide a tool for investors to create asset allocations that can further sustainability,” said David Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee, S&P Dow Jones Indices.
The three largest additions and deletions (by free-float market capitalization) to the Index this year include: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., British American Tobacco p.l.c., ASML Holding N.V. as additions, and Enbridge Inc., Reckitt Benckiser Group plc, Rio Tinto plc, as deletions.
Launched in 1999, the DJSI World represents the gold standard for corporate sustainability, and is the first global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies based on RobecoSAM’s analysis of financially material Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors and S&P DJI’s robust index methodology. Every year, RobecoSAM assesses the world’s largest companies via its Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), which uses a consistent, rules-based methodology to convert an average of 600 data points per company into one overall score. This score determines inclusion in the DJSI.
This year, RobecoSAM’s CSA assessed Policy Influence for the first time to learn more about companies’ lobbying activities, and expanded the Impact Measurement & Valuation criteria to nearly all industries.
Industry group leaders include:
|Peugeot SA||Automobiles & Components*||France|
|Westpac Banking Corp||Banks||Australia|
|CNH Industrial NV||Capital Goods||United Kingdom|
|SGS SA||Commercial & Professional Services||Switzerland|
|LG Electronics Inc||Consumer Durables & Apparel||Republic of Korea|
|InterContinental Hotels Group PLC||Consumer Services||United Kingdom|
|UBS Group AG||Diversified Financials||Switzerland|
|Thai Oil PCL||Energy||Thailand|
|METRO AG||Food & Staples Retailing||Germany|
|Coca-Cola HBC AG||Food, Beverage & Tobacco||Switzerland|
|Abbott Laboratories||Health Care Equipment & Services||United States|
|Henkel AG & Co KGaA||Household & Personal Products||Germany|
|Grupo Argos SA/Colombia||Materials||Colombia|
|Pearson PLC||Media||United Kingdom|
|Roche Holding AG||Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences||Switzerland|
|Mirvac Group||Real Estate||Australia|
|Industria de Diseno Textil SA||Retailing||Spain|
|Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc||Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment||Taiwan|
|Amadeus IT Group SA||Software & Services||Spain|
|Konica Minolta Inc||Technology Hardware & Equipment||Japan|
|Koninklijke KPN NV||Telecommunications||Netherlands|
|Royal Mail PLC||Transportation||United Kingdom|
|Red Electrica Corp SA||Utilities||Spain|