Intel, UnitedHealth, Baxter, Unilever, Novo Nordisk Among All-Time DJSI World Members

Intel, UnitedHealth, Baxter, Unilever, Novo Nordisk Among All-Time DJSI World Members

by Vikas Vij

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 8:00am



The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) follow a best-in-class approach to measure the performance of the world’s sustainability leaders. Only companies that lead their industries based on a comprehensive assessment of long-term economic, environmental and social criteria are included in the indices. The indices provide a transparent system to enable global investors and other stakeholders to learn about the sustainability performance of leading companies.

DJSI celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. Launched in 1999, the DJSI World has continued to provide insightful information on global corporate sustainability and provided a credible benchmark for companies to achieve more in this area. Companies continue to inform DJSI about how useful they have found this tool in measuring the effectiveness of their sustainability strategies. Guido Giese, Head of Indices, RobecoSAM, says that the total number of companies assessed by DJSI has grown more than four times over the last 15 years.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.