DJSI Consulting

Our DJSI Services are characterized by a pragmatic approach that leverages existing assets in the short term, while identifying opportunities for strategic development in the future. Whether your company is looking to be included in the ranking for the first time or to become a sector leader, contact Josée van der Hoek, Director, at josee@finchandbeak.com or call +31 6 28 02 18 80 to discuss your DJSI objectives and get a quote on our proposed approach to get you there.

 
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In What Rankings Should We Participate?

The number of users of environmental, social, and governance data is increasing. Research of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board has shown that the majority of a company’s value is now driven by intangible assets.
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2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Index Results - DJSI Services

On September 10th, RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices announced the results of the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). Once again, our customer Telenet reconfirmed its position as the industry group leader in the worldwide media sector, now for the fourth year in a row. Other industry group leaders include Unilever, Akzo Nobel, Roche Holding, and Air France-KLM.
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How Frontrunners Turn Societal Topics into Business Opportunities

At the World Economic Forum 2016 the launch of the full scale attack on global food waste “Champions 12.3” was announced. Its aim is to halve global food waste and reduce food losses per capita by 2030. The involvement of CEOs of major companies DSM, Nestlé, Rabobank, Tesco and Unilever demonstrate how a materiality matrix and data can be used beyond reporting purposes. Of course, reporting and rankings such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) are important to demonstrate your sustainability performance towards stakeholders. But in the end it is not the holy grail, as frontrunners show how they are capturing value from sustainability today.
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Richness vs. Reach: 5 Minutes to Review Sustainability Rankings

Are the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and other sustainability rankings 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.
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Getting in Gear for DJSI 2015: Notable Methodology Changes

On March 31st, RobecoSAM opened its annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment: the base for selecting the best-performing companies for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DSJI). More than 3,000 eligible companies have received their invitations to participate in this year’s DJSI assessment. In order to prevent surprises, participating companies are well advised to take changes into account for this year’s methodology before diving into the questionnaire.
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Why Investors Do Not Seem to Get Sustainability

The recent CEO study by UN Global Compact and Accenture reported that, while 38 percent of CEOs believe they are able to accurately quantify the business value of their sustainability initiatives, just 7 percent of investors agree*. This striking gap demonstrates the shortcomings of many companies in effectively communicating ánd quantifiably measuring the business value and success of sustainability.
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RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook Crowns Leaders for 2015

In January, RobecoSAM released its highly anticipated Sustainability Yearbook 2015. The Swiss sustainability investing firm reconfirms Telenet’s advanced position, naming it Industry Leader within the Media industry and member of the RobecoSAM Gold Class 2015. This indicates that Telenet is considered to be the company within its industry that is best prepared to seize the opportunities and manage the risks deriving from economic, environmental and social developments.
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Start Warming Up for Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2016

Most companies eager to be leading in the globally renowned sustainability benchmark - the Dow Jones Sustainability Index - kick-start their data collection process months before the official release of the questionnaire, in order to determine the must-win battles. If sustainability leadership is also on your wish list for the upcoming edition, start now by downloading our DJSI Services Cheat Sheet. Define your course and identify which information is required, and start getting your internal organization aligned and ready.
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How Leading Chemicals Companies Surpass Their Competition

For the case studies we wrote for IMD business school on Royal DSM, and the forthcoming case on Novozymes for INSEAD, Finch & Beak did a deep dive in the sustainability performance within of the chemicals sector. This has taught us that at least a few chemical companies are among the global community of corporate sustainability front runners, which sparked the question: what is the status of sustainability in the rest of the industry?
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DJSI 2014: Who Performs Best on Sustainability?

September 11th was an exciting day for companies that have participated in RobecoSAM’s Dow Jones Sustainability Assessment 2014. Finally, the answer was to be given to the most pressing question: did our company maintain, improve or deteriorate its position in the most credible benchmark for the sustainable investment community?
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