Fortis, DSM en Reed Elsevier opgenomen in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Er is een review uitgevoerd voor de samenstelling van de Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Fortis, DSM en Reed Elsevier zijn de 3 Nederlandse nieuwkomers in de index.

12 Nederlandse ondernemingen zijn door SAM als "duurzaam" betiteld en opgenomen in de index. Naast de 3 genoemde nieuwkomers zijn dat Koninklijke Olie (Shell), ING, Unilever, ABN AMRO, Aegon, Ahold, Philips, VNU en Wereldhave.
Opvallend is dat Ahold in de index opgenomen is gebleven. Er zijn geen Nederlandse ondernemingen afgevallen.

In de pan-Europese Dow Jones Sustainability Stoxx Index zijn DSM en Fortis de nieuwkomers. Koninklijke Olie (Shell), ING, Unilever, ABN AMRO, Aegon, Philips, VNU en Wereldhave waren reeds geselecteerd. In deze index is Ahold verwijderd evenals Heineken.

De engelstalige tekst over de resultaten van de review:

The annual review will influence the investment decisions of 45 asset managers who have licensed the DJSI family as objective benchmarks and underlying for sustainability-driven portfolios. In total, these licensees currently manage over 2.2
billion EUR in DJSI-based funds, structured products, segregated accounts as well as an exchange traded fund that is listed on Euronext.
The assessment results also provide detailed information about recent sustainability developments in the corporate world. Across all industries the integration of economic,
environmental and social criteria has moved further up the business agenda and is increasingly incorporated into company strategies and core business operations.
Comprehensive sustainability reporting characterized by hard indicators and wider verification, the definition and implementation of global environmental and social standards along the entire value chain, reduction of energy consumption and overall environmental footprint, a clear quantification and strategic management of corporate brands around sustainability issues, as well as a growing emphasis on organizational learning and adaptability characterize many of today’s sustainability leaders. The expansion of CO2-emission trading capabilities within the energy industry, proactive strategies in the healthcare sector to provide drugs to developing countries at reduced
prices, and the development of more fuel-efficient mobility systems are further industry-specific examples of best-practice.
As the impact of sustainability trends on business becomes increasingly evident, the integration of economic, environmental and social criteria is making further inroads into
mainstream investing.

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