DJSI Family Overview

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Overview

The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index was launched in 1999 as the first global sustainability benchmark. The DJSI family is offered cooperatively by RobecoSAM Indices and S&P Dow Jones Indices. The family tracks the stock performance of the world's leading companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria. The indices serve as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios, and provide an effective engagement platform for companies who want to adopt sustainable best practices.

The Best-in-Class Approach

The indices' best-in-class approach means that they include only companies that fulfill certain sustainability criteria better than the majority of their peers. No industries are excluded from this process.

Why best-in-class? Because industry-specific sustainability opportunities and risks can play a key role in companies' long-term success. Aside from the selection of the sustainability leaders on the basis of clearly defined criteria, the best-in-class approach also provides RobecoSAM with the opportunity to conduct a dialogue with companies from all industries and thereby influence incremental improvements in companies' sustainability practices. Thanks to the best-in-class approach, a vibrant competition among companies for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices has ensued. To be included or remain in the index, companies have to continually intensify their sustainability initiatives. RobecoSAM believes this approach will benefit all stakeholders: investors, employees, customers and, ultimately, society and the environment.

Overview of Index Range 
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index family comprises global, regional, and country benchmarks. S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM together can create customized versions of the indices to meet investors' specific requirements for their unique investment objectives, including industry and country exclusions.

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World

The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and respective subsets track the performance of the top 10% of the 2500 largest companies in the S&P Global Broad Market IndexSM that lead the field in terms of sustainability. 

For more information on the DJSI World, please see the

 

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all data as of September 2013

North America

The Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and respective subsets track the performance of the top 20% of the 600 largest Canadian and United States companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index that lead the field in terms of sustainability.

 

For more information on the DJSI North America, please see the

 

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* 600 largest companies from Canada and the United States

all data as of September 2013

Europe

The Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index and respective subsets track the performance of the top 20% of the 600 largest European companies in the S&P Global Broad Market IndexSM that lead the field in terms of sustainability.

 

For more information on the DJSI Europe, please see the

 

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* 600 largest Austrian, Belgian, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Icelandic, Irish, Italian, Luxembourg, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Swiss, and UK companies

all data as of September 2013

AsiaPacific

The Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index and respective subsets track the performance of the top 20% of the 600 largest Australian, Hong Kong, Japanese, Korean, New Zealand, Singaporean and Taiwanese companies in the S&P Global Broad Market IndexSM that lead the field in terms of sustainability.

 

For more information on the DJSI AsiaPacific, please see the

 

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*The developed markets in the Asia Pacific Region: South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore 

all data as of September 2013

Korea

The Dow Jones Sustainability Korea Index is composed of South Korean sustainability leaders as identified by RobecoSAM through the annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). The index represents the top 30% of the largest 200 South Korean companies in the S&P Global Broad Market IndexSM based on long-term economic, environmental and social criteria. The index is based on a cooperation of RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing, S&P Dow Jones Indices, the world's largest, global resource for index-based concepts, data and research and the Korea Productivity Center (KPC), the agency tasked to increase productivity within the Korean industry. KPC’s local expertise played a pivotal role in the development of the DJSI Korea. Combining KPC’s vision with the expertise of RobecoSAM and S&P DJ Indices behind the Dow Jones Sustainability Index family has resulted into a solid sustainability benchmark for Korea. 

For more information on the DJSI Korea, please see the

 

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all data as of September 2013

Emerging Markets

The Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index tracks the performance of the top 10% of the 800 largest Emerging Markets companies in the S&P Global Broad Market IndexSM that lead the field in terms of sustainability.

 

Fore more information on the DJSI Emerging Markets, please see the

 

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*Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey

all data  as of September 2013

Australia

The Dow Jones Sustainability Australia Index tracks the performance of the top 30% of the 200 listed Australian companies in the S&P/ASX 200 that lead the field in terms of sustainability.

Fore more information on the DJSI Australia, please see the

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all data as of September 2013