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GRI Launches Technology Initiative to Advance Digital Sustainability Reporting

The Global Reporting Initiative has launched a technology initiative that aims to address key challenges in sustainability reporting: the lack of structured data and the lack of demand for digital reporting.

RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016: Who Made the List?

RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016: Who Made the List?

The world’s most sustainable companies are located in Europe, according to RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016. The investment specialist today announced which companies made the annual list from each of the 59 industries analyzed. The Yearbook looks back at companies’ sustainability performance in 2015 and includes the best 15 percent per … Read more »

New Climate Change Index Series Launched by S&P Dow Jones Indices

Three new climate change index series — S&P Global 1200 Carbon Efficient Index Series, S&P Global 1200 Carbon Efficient Select Index Series and S&P Global 1200 Fossil Fuel Free Index Series — have been launched by S&P Dow Jones Indices. All three index series are derived from the constituents of the … Read more »

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DJSI: Which Firms Made the Cut?

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 … Read more »

CRedit360, RobecoSAM Partner to Ease Firms’ Reporting Burden

CRedit360 says a software partnership with sustainability investing specialists RobecoSAM will help reduce the reporting burden facing many companies. CRedit360 is one of the two initial software providers that include RobecoSAM’s new Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) XBRL framework, allowing required information to be automatically tagged and transferred with minimal … Read more »

Guide Defines Materiality, Helps with Corporate Sustainability Reports

Guide Defines Materiality, Helps with Corporate Sustainability Reports

The Global Reporting Initiative and investment firm RobecoSAM have published a guide that explores materiality from a sustainability reporter’s perspective, as expounded in GRI reports, and compares this with the investor perspective of materiality, as formulated by RobecoSAM. In Defining Materiality: What Matters to Reporters and Investors, GRI and RobecoSAM … Read more »

US Firms Lead 2015 Sustainability Yearbook

US Firms Lead 2015 Sustainability Yearbook

Nine US-based companies including Alcoa, Ball Corp and Wyndham Worldwide won gold medals for sustainability in the 2015 RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook. The annual yearbook looks at companies’ sustainability performance in 2014, includes the best 15 percent per industry and ranks them gold, silver or bronze. The top performing company from each … Read more »

GE, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Nike Cut from DJSI World

GE, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Nike Cut from DJSI World

Amgen, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and GlaxoSmithKline are among the new additions to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World. Meanwhile Bank of America, General Electric, McDonald’s, Starbucks and Nike are among the companies to get cut from the DJSI World this year. These companies did, however, make the North American … Read more »

US Firms Dominate Sustainability Yearbook

US Firms Dominate Sustainability Yearbook

Ten US-based companies including Abbott, Alcoa, Baker Hughes and Molson Coors have been awarded gold medals for sustainability practices in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2014. This places the US higher than any other country in the rankings. The gold medal-winning US companies also include Ball Corp, Citigroup, Humana, Life Technologies, Owens Corning and … Read more »

VW, Siemens, SAP Top Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

VW, Siemens, SAP Top Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Volkswagen, Siemens, Nestle, Air France, SAP, BG Group and Citigroup are among the most sustainable companies in their respective industry groups, according to one of the world’s leading sustainability indices. The 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, released today by Swiss-based investment firm RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices, tracks the … Read more »

Environmental Indices Offer Alternative to Divestment

RobecoSam’s publication today of its Industry Group Leader rankings, part of the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indices review, is a good reminder of the stark differences between two investment strategies: divestment and ESG screening. RobecoSam identified what it believes are the most sustainable companies in 24 sectors – and that … Read more »

Sweden ‘Most Sustainable Country in the World’

Sweden ‘Most Sustainable Country in the World’

Sweden is the most sustainable country in the world, a ranking it earned for its use of renewable energy sources and low carbon dioxide emissions, as well as social and governance practices such as labor participation, education and institutional framework, according to a report by sustainability investment firm Robecosam. The … Read more »