The annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) for 2012 are in, and the new additions include corporate giants in the United States such as Microsoft and Target. However, IBM, GlaxoSmithKline PLC, and United Technologies Corp. all got booted.
The “Corporate Sustainability Assessment” for the DJSI review is done by SAM, the investment boutique focused exclusively on sustainability investing.
SAM annually invites the world’s 2,500 largest companies (by free-float market capitalization) from 58 sectors to report annually on their sustainability performance.
The result of the Corporate Sustainability Assessment provides an in-depth analysis of economic, environmental and social criteria, including corporate governance, water-related risks and stakeholder relations.
SAM annually identifies the top company in each of the 19 supersectors derived from the 58 sectors. The 2012-2013 Supersector Leaders are as listed below:-
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG – Automobiles & Parts
Australia& New Zealand Banking Group Ltd – Banks
UPM-Kymmene OYJ – Basic Resources
Akzo Nobel NV – Chemicals
GS Engineering & Construction Corp – Construction & Materials
Itausa, Investimentos Itau SA – Financial Services
UnileverNV- Food & Beverage
Roche Holding AG – Healthcare
Siemens AG – Industrial Goods & Services
Swiss Re AG – Insurance
Telenet Group Holding NV – Media
Repsol SA – Oil & Gas
Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV – Personal & Household Goods
GPT Group – Real Estate
Lotte Shopping Co Ltd – Retail
Alcatel-Lucent SA – Technology
KT Corp – Telecommunications
Air France-KLM – Travel & Leisure
Iberdrola SA – Utilities
Launched in 1999, the DJSI are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide.
The DJSI enable investors to integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios while providing an effective engagement platform for encouraging companies to adopt sustainable best practices.
This has a very real, huge and global financial impact, as evidenced by the approximately 55 products that are based on the indexes serving asset managers and banks in 15 countries, with a total of approximately $6 billion in assets under management in a variety of financial products.
Read more about the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) review at sustainability-index.com.