Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Our DJSI support is 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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How to Unpack and Interpret Your CSA 2022 Results

After months of preparing their responses to S&P Global’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), companies are now finding out how they have performed. This year, S&P Global has developed a new approach to releasing companies’ ESG Scores and, where applicable, inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and S&P ESG Indices. This approach also entails changes in the CSA’s Benchmarking Database and has implications for how companies can read and communicate their results. This article provides a summary of the takeaways from communication from S&P Global around the CSA 2022 results release as part of a webcast and in additional publications.
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Considering Where to Play and How to Win

ESG Acceleration Webinar: State of ESG 2023

In this ESG Acceleration Webinar, we discussed the key takeaways from Finch & Beak’s State of ESG 2023 report. ESG experts Nikkie Vinke and Josephin Schulz considered the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) results for 2022, and provided helpful advice for organizations on where to play and how to win in ESG in 2023.
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Understanding and making the most of your CSA participation

ESG Acceleration Webinar: Leveraging Your CSA Participation

This year S&P Global invites all companies that have been assessed or participated in the Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) in previous years, regardless of their eligibility for ESG indices, and companies whose sustainability performance is of interest to the broader investment community to participate in the CSA. This ESG Acceleration webinar is designed for companies that form part of this group and will cover an introduction to the CSA, elaborate on the relevance of the assessment in the ESG investment landscape, and provide practical tips & tricks for leveraging your company’s participation.
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2022 CSA Learnings to Accelerate Your Sustainability Program

Participating in ESG ratings such as the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) and CDP can be a great tool to sharpen your sustainability approach. This article elaborates on some of the main ESG challenges that we at Finch & Beak observed in the 2022 CSA cycle, explains why a strong governance structure, double materiality, and implemented TCFD recommendations are great assets in your sustainability toolbox, and suggests steps to take your organization’s sustainability program to the next level.
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Stepping Up: Methodology Changes for the CSA 2022

Being included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) is an excellent occasion for companies to showcase their sustainability performance to investors and the broader public. Beyond having a well-established sustainability performance based on the company’s material issues, companies need to successfully complete this year’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) to be able to reach inclusion in the Index. Being prepared for the upcoming changes in the 2022 assessment is therefore essential. Download our summary of the methodology changes to review which of the updates are applicable to your industry, and what you should be prepared for.
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Activating Your 2022 CSA Approach

Clearly identified material issues, a strong sustainability strategy, and a solid ESG program are important building blocks for successful participation in S&P Global’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). This article summarizes the key takeaways of a webinar hosted by Finch & Beak with keynote speaker Edoardo Gai, Managing Director, Head ESG Benchmarking at S&P Global Sustainable1. The webinar focused on activating your CSA approach which included insights about current ESG trends, how ESG is evolving, the 2022 methodology changes, and practical suggestions for setting up a successful campaign.
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Preparing for an Effective ESG Ratings Season: 5 Tips to Get Ready

As the corporate reporting season is in full swing, ESG ratings such as those that determine the constituents of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and CDP A-list are opening their assessments soon. If your company has decided to participate in S&P Global’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), this article proposes five steps to use the remaining months wisely and get ready for the CSA to open in early April.
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ESG Acceleration Webinar: Activating Your CSA 2022 Approach

During this webinar, we deep-dived into setting up for successful participation in S&P Global’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment in 2022. Keynote speaker Edoardo Gai, Managing Director, Head ESG Benchmarking at S&P Global Sustainable1, gave insights into the key trends driving the ESG agenda, and the methodology changes for this year's CSA.
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Register Now for the New ESG Acceleration Webinar Series

Join us for 2022's first instalment of Finch & Beak's ESG Acceleration Webinar series, aimed at speeding up sustainability performance and activating your ESG approach. On 1 and 9 March we'll focus on Climate and ESG and with practical take-aways and real-life cases. Join us as we dive deeper into how to get ready for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) questionnaire and into preparing for climate transition.
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DJSI: Increasing Standards, More Transparency

Reflecting emerging issues and new frameworks, the 2021 Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) raised the bar on topics including diversity, equity & inclusion, climate scenario analysis, and biodiversity. Last December, S&P Global conducted a webcast on the Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) 2021 results and methodology. Download our free summary of webcast's highlights in the attachment of the article.
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