Bank of America, Telefonica and BHP Billiton are the three largest additions to the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices while Cisco Systems, PepsiCo and Royal Bank of Canada are the three largest deletions (by free-float market capitalization) to the DJSI World this year.
S&P Dow Jones Indices and investment specialist RobecoSAM, which focuses exclusively on sustainability investing, today announced the results of the annual DJSI review.
The components list for the DJSI will be published on the Sustainability Indices website on Sept. 14. All changes are effective Sept. 21.
Volkswagen, LG Electronics, Unilever, AkzoNobel and Fujitsu are among the top scoring companies in each of the 24 industry groups (according to GICS).
Launched in 1999, the DJSI World is the first global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide based on RobecoSAM’s analysis of financially material environmental, social, and governance factors. RobecoSAM invited the world’s largest 3,400 companies from developed and emerging markets to take part in its annual corporate sustainability assessment. This year, RobecoSAM assessed 85 percent of the invited universe’s free float market capitalization, for the DJSI review.
According to the review, the top three most improved industries relative to last year are:
- Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components (+23.45 percent)
- Transportation and Transportation Infrastructure (+18.16 percent)
- Homebuilding (+15.3 percent)
Top three least improved industries relative to last year:
- Life Sciences Tools & Services (-7.71 percent)
- Personal Products (-6.73 percent)
- Oil & Gas (-5.95 percent)
Last year Amgen, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and GlaxoSmithKline were among the new additions to the DJSI World.
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