News Articles

Stockland: The CSA is a benchmark that helps us to drive internal thinking

02-12-2016 | Interview

"Investors tell us that they gain strong confidence from the CSA and DJSI in how companies and sectors are performing on sustainability."

The CSA helps General Motors focus on value drivers

11-08-2016 | Interview

"The CSA helps us put into perspective our own material issues. Even when we were shaping our materiality survey, we thought back to the CSA. The CSA helps us have a more finite focus into material issues or topics where we can drive value."


20-05-2016 | Interview

CSAは、社会からの期待を客観的に把握するために、極めて有用であると考えています。CSAをヒントに様々な改善を図っていますが、最近ではTAXポリシーを新しく制定しました。 毎年、関連部門と質問内容を確認し、改善方法について話し合っています

Ajinomoto: The CSA is highly useful for objectively assessing the expectations which society places on us

10-05-2016 | Interview

"We refer to our CSA participation in our annual report and also use it in our communication to investors. We explain our positions in our IR communication so that investors are properly informed of and can appreciate the fact that we rank among the global top 10 corporations in the food sector." Hiroki Kato, General manager, CSR and Sustainability, Ajinomoto

Is DJSI worth the effort?

07-04-2016 | News Article

It’s spring and the birds are starting to chirp. Many corporate social responsibility and sustainability professionals are hearing chirping in their ear: "Will you be doing for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) this year?". This article provides some interesting statistics on index inclusion.

Why sustainability reporting is a key tool for savvy managers

06-04-2016 | News Article

Responding to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) can be a lengthy process. For some companies, the investment of time and resources may have their leadership team asking, "Is it worth it?" This article examines three good reasons to participate.

Rabobank uses the CSA results as a driver of change

21-03-2016 | Interview

“Our high sustainability score and percentile ranking are very valuable in tender processes.” Bas Rüter, Director of Sustainability, Rabobank

Royal Mail Group: Moving forward with DJSI

07-01-2016 | Interview

"It’s important for us, to show leadership on sustainability. The DJSI is one way that we can do that and hopefully encourage others to follow.” Lily Heinemann, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Community Investment, Royal Mail Group

The benefits of CSA participation for companies – an interview with UPM

18-11-2015 | Interview

"Our good CSA scores and our membership of the DJSI have added value to our responsibilitystory and thus helped us to close some B2B deals." Sami Lundgren, Director Ecolabels and Reporting, UPM

Why investors are serious about sustainability

22-09-2015 | News Article

Novozymes ranks among the top in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. But why does the ranking matter to investors and what do we learn from it? We asked two investment specialists from RobecoSAM to explain.

DJSI: When survey fatigue actually pays off?

18-09-2015 | News Article

UK Consultancy Corporate Citizenship conducted a practitioner survey with hundreds of organizations across the globe. Respondents shared their views on the most credible and valuable rankings. When asked, unprompted, to name the world’s leading sustainability ranking initiative, over two-thirds of practitioners picked DJSI. Also on credibility, DJSI is top of the pack.

Shift Happens: Corporate governance and sustainability: Who's connecting the dots?

21-08-2015 | News Article

Scrutiny of how companies handle sustainability governance — the “G” in the ESG triad of environmental, social and governance issues — won’t be subsiding anytime soon. More eyes around the globe are watching public and private companies, as well as public agencies, to ensure greater accountability for managing, measuring and reporting their collective ESG impacts.

5 Minutes to Review Sustainability Rankings

12-08-2015 | News Article

Are the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), other sustainability rankings and ratings taking up (too) much of your time? This sound is being heard a lot these days and the cry for standardisation of questionnaires seems to be getting louder. In this article Dutch consultancy Between-Us provides you with useful considerations on how to be smart about the sustainability rating game.

Steering Clear of the Sustainability Reporting Trap

26-05-2015 | News Article

Companies get stuck in box-checking when it comes to sustainability. But there is substantial value to be found in making sustainability a strategy.

Six reasons to respond to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index survey

06-05-2015 | News Article

While the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) provides scores and industry rankings, the actual process of responding can provide tremendous benefits to companies — even for those that do not get listed on one of DJSI’s leadership indices. BrownFlynn has identified six compelling reasons to respond to the DJSI questionnaire.

How 6 chemicals companies take a leap and surpass their competition

18-11-2014 | News Article

Dow Jones Sustainability Index Data show clear distinction between leading group and the herd. Dutch consultancy firm BetweenUs compared the performance of 6 sustainability frontrunners (Akzo Nobel, Royal DSM, Solvay, Clariant, Umicore and BASF) with the industry average.

What are the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and are they important?

11-09-2014 | News Article

Roche, six time DJSI industry leader within pharmaceuticals, explains the link between sustainability and shareholder value.

AkzoNobel ranked top of DJSI for third year running

11-09-2014 | News Article

AkzoNobel explains that heading the ranking means to be effectively using the DJSI to continuously improve sustainability performance to be better equipped to provide solutions for the increasing needs of the planet's growing population.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index: Why winning isn't everything

04-08-2014 | News Article

AkzoNobel’s director of sustainability, André Veneman, explains the value of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index as a tool for continuous improvement of sustainability performance.


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