G&A's SustainabilityHQ Highlights | 2015 RobecoSAM CSA & DJSI Results Released (September 17, 2015)

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G&A's SustainabilityHQ Highlights | 2015 RobecoSAM CSA & DJSI Results Released (September 17, 2015)

SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights September 17, 2015
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This week, the results of the RobecoSAM's annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) were announced.  Along with it, we see the flurry of press releases coming from companies announcing their results -- their inclusion in the various DJSI family of indexes or being recognized with the various other highly coveted recognitions  (such as the Gold Class, or Sector Leader recognitions, among others).  

This year the three largest additions to the DJSI World index are:

  1. Bank of America Corp
  2. Telfonica SA
  3. BHP Billiton Ltd

The three largest deletions, or companies dropped from the DJSI World Index are:

  1. Cisco Systems Inc
  2. PepsiCo Inc
  3. Royal Bank of Canada

This morning on the RobecoSAM 2015 Results Webinar, we learned that the participation of companies in the CSA has been increasing dramatically year over year, with this year being no exception showing an increase of 4%.  

This year was also the first year that companies which had a Media & Stakeholder Analysts (MSA) case against them in the RepRisk ESG risk monitoring tool received a report which details the way the case was considered in the scoring, and allows for a more comprehensive understanding of how negative public media attention can affect the CSA scoring by Robeco.

Companies that participated also received their benchmark scorecards last week, which gives a comprehensive view of how they performed on various dimensions of the CSA, and compares their results to their peers and the entire group of participating companies.


This is just a sample of some of the articles from this weeks SustainabilityHQ Highlights.  You can view the full Highlights by using the following link: SustainabilityHQ | Highlights for the Week of September 17, 2015

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