Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

In Brief

1999; corporate sust.; industry group leaders


(1999, USA;

Evaluates sustainability performance of the largest 2,500 companies listed on the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index, and lists leaders in 24 industry groups. Managed cooperatively by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM (Sustainable Asset Management). Provides a main global index, the DJSI World, and various indexes based on geographic regions such as: Europe, Nordic, North America and Asia Pacific. The DJSI also contains industry-specific indexes called “blue chip indexes”. In addition, the DJSI methodology facilitates the design, development and delivery of customized sustainability indexes; e.g., indexes covering different regions, indexes covering different segments of the leading sustainability companies, indexes covering additional exclusion criteria and indexes denominated in different currencies. Selection criteria evolve each year and companies must continue to make improvements to their long-term sustainability plans in order to remain on the Index. Indexes are updated yearly and companies are monitored throughout the year. Promotes “Corporate Sustainability” to create long-term value based on sustainable business practices and “sustainability-related megatrends changing our world.” Publishes DJSI Annual Review 2015.

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