IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced it has been named – for the fifth consecutive year - to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI) by RobecoSAM, a globally renowned specialist in sustainability investing.
“Five straight years on this index is a great accomplishment and a tremendous source of pride for me and our colleagues,” said Jerre Stead, CEO and chairman of IHS Markit. “Being sustainable and profitable allows us to do all the things we want for our customers, communities, shareholders, colleagues and vendors and to be able to measure our progress against the very best companies. I have great confidence that IHS Markit will continue to excel in sustainability as we move forward together.”
According to the 2017 DJSI index results, IHS Markit excelled most notably in “economic dimension” areas such as customer relationship management and codes of business conduct and risk and crisis management. The company also received high marks in “social dimension” areas such as human capital development, talent attraction and retention, and corporate citizenship and philanthropy.
“Our success as a company is very tightly linked to the future of the world around us,” Stead said. “Sustainability is about all of us working as one team with a sustainable mindset that solves problems for customers, provides a great place for our colleagues, protects our environment, and creates tangible value for society while delivering strong, sustained shareholder returns.”
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices launched in 1999 as the first global sustainability benchmarks and are offered cooperatively by the RobecoSAM (Sustainable Asset Management) and S&P Dow Jones Indices to track 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.
For more information about IHS Markit Corporate Sustainability, visit http://www.ihs.com/about/corporate-sustainability/index.aspx.
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IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and expertise for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 key business and government customers, including 85 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions.
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