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Eight U.S.-based Companies Added to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

The annual review of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) has been completed.  See which U.S. firms made the cut.

The components of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) represent the top 10% of the leading sustainability companies out of the biggest 2500 companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index.

The analysis, conducted in conjunction with SAM (an investment boutique focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing), is based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, branding, climate change mitigation, supply chain standards and labor practices according to the press release.

SocialFunds reports that in addition to Morgan Stanley, eight other U.S.-based companies were added to  the DJSI World this year.

  • Alcoa
  • Campbell Soup
  • Duke Energy
  • Heinz
  • Halliburton
  • Hormel Foods
  • McGraw-Hill
  • Owens Corning

While El Paso Corp., Genzyme, ITT, Kimberly-Clark, and Plum Creek Timber Co. were removed from the list.  Non-U.S. note-able removals were Royal Dutch Shell,  Toyota and UniCredit.  The entire DJSI annual review is available by registration via their website.

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Written by Emily DeMasi

Emily McKinin DeMasi is a 2011 MBA/ MA Public Policy candidate and Peace Corps Fellow at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Her thesis work concerns Corporate Social Responsibility in the United States. She also works as a Research Fellow at Bridgeway Capital, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in downtown Pittsburgh. Emily has worked as an Associate in a Private Equity Placement Firm in NY and as a Water and Sanitation Volunteer in Ivory Coast, West Africa. She hopes to combine her business background with her passion for development and inspire others in the fields of Sustainability and CSR.


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