Corporate Environmental Responsibility, According to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

It assesses the measures being taken to curb climate change and promote biodiversity

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Everyone is familiar with the Dow Jones stock market index, but fewer people know about one of its other benchmarks: the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (known as the DJSI World). The DJSI World has been compiled since 1999, based on information requested from companies with the highest capitalisation. It falls under the responsibility of S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, a company specialized in sustainability investments.

The DJSI World analyses more than 600 variables associated with environmental and social aspects. In its latest edition, this past September, it incorporated new questions regarding the strategies that companies are following to curb climate change, promote biodiversity, protect human rights, or engage in dialogues with different interest groups, among others.

In 2018, as many as 3,505 of the world’s most important companies applied to be members of the DJSI World. Only 317 were selected, from 29 different countries and 59 different industries.

For more information about these companies, follow the link on the RobecoSAM website.

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