DJSI

Our Dow Jones Sustainability Index (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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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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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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ESG Ratings: Index, Impact or Both?

Just before the results of the 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), were announced, Finch & Beak conducted an ESG survey among DJSI-eligible companies. In the attached report, you can find the main survey results. The overall conclusion from 143 respondents is that for most of the companies, the undesirable trade-off between index and impact occurs frequently due to mounting workloads to generate ESG data and the absence of standards. The report suggests solutions to avoid the 'reporting trap' by scoping sustainability performance as a supply chain challenge, avoiding over-instrumentalism by engaging closely with stakeholders, and selecting and prioritizing the right ESG benchmarks.
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ESG Learning in Action: 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability Index Results

On Friday the 12th of November, S&P Dow Jones Indices announced the results of the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) review. Alphabet, Medtronic, bioMérieux, Warehouses De Pauw and Sika are new members in 2021’s DJSI Indices, while Nestlé, Dow and Danone have lost their spots in the World Index. As ESG transparency is increasing, activation of corporate sustainability programs is an essential factor for success.
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ESG Acceleration Webinar: Activating Your ESG Analysis

Following the publication of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index results for 2021, this upcoming webinar is focused how to leverage the learnings from ESG ratings, and build business value by using them as a tool for engagement and continuous improvement. Together with guest speaker Sam Khola, Director Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability at Liberty Global, we will take a fresh look at how to fine-tune ESG programs and smoothen their implementation.
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How to Connect ESG Metrics to Your Executives' Remuneration

Be it under the pressure of stakeholders or to showcase commitment to sustainable business practices, an increasing number of companies have linked Economic, Social and Governance (ESG) metrics to their executive remuneration. While this is a valuable strategy to accelerate sustainability performance, doing so may present several challenges in the process from decision making to implementation. This article outlines the considerations to account for in the process and provides three tips for a successful integration of ESG targets in executive remuneration.
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Towards a Lean DJSI 2022 Process: Webinar Learnings

With S&P Global’s 2021 Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) closing date approaching and the process towards it still fresh in our minds, Finch & Beak organized a webinar to assemble lessons and improvement tips for streamlining the 2022 CSA process. Guest speakers from three companies at different stages in their DJSI journey joined us to share their approach, successes and challenges, and their learnings on how to become more effective in ESG ratings.
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