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Summary of Webcast on Policy Influence & Human Rights

On October 5th, the second out of 5 webinars on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2017 results was broadcasted by RobecoSAM. The webcast covered the newly introduced criterion on Policy Influence, as well as the questions on Human Rights. Both criteria have become more data-driven, indicating that RobecoSAM is merely looking for quantitative based answers rather than qualitative stories. Furthermore, the public disclosure is a major assessment aspect for both topics. In the download section of this article, you can find our summary of the webcast.
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Excelling on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

On November 8th, JCI The Netherlands is organizing the WeDo2030! festival in Amsterdam. It will be the ideal event for businesses, NGOs, governmental agencies and citizens to take action towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) and Nobel prize winner, will share with us his vision of working towards a better world. An array of companies and non-profit organizations will also give us a peek into the actions they are taking. This is your chance to learn from their experiences, hear their tips, and share your own ideas. Let’s see how far The Netherlands has come in achieving these Sustainable Development Goals.
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Dow Jones Sustainability Index Industry Leaders 2017: Pearson, Inditex, and KPN

On the 7th of September 2017, RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices announced the results of the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) review. This year’s industry group leaders include Pearson, SGS, Inditex, Metro, Grupo Argos and Henkel. Companies that were newly added in this year’s Indices are CRH, Carrefour, Solvay, Saipem, Philips Lighting and TechnipFMC, whereas Rio Tinto and Reckitt Benckiser Group have been deleted from the index. LANXESS re-entered the European Index within the chemicals sector.
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Executive training in Barcelona on 10 & 11 October 2017

Training: Accelerating Your Circular Economy Game Plan

Breaking down the $4.5 trillion potential of the circular economy and capture company-specific value remains a vital challenge for many organizations. The circular economy is very broad as a concept – at Finch & Beak, we found that companies have trouble finding a concrete starting point to identify tangible business opportunities within their business and are lacking a common understanding of the topic.
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RobecoSAM and Bloomberg: Changing the Game

Earlier this year, RobecoSAM already announced its new partnership with Bloomberg, a principal provider of business and financial information. As a result, the performance of the Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) of all companies that have been appraised will be accessible by the Bloomberg licensees. This might come as a shock to those companies that have been assessed - often without their knowledge - based on publicly available information only.
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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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What Can GLOBE-US Do for You?

GLOBE-US is a process tool which allows every organization to develop a sustainability strategy in alignment with its business model. The organization’s goal is to create value from sustainability, while realizing true integration within the company strategy.
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