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BMW, Air France and Siemens were named as some of the world’s leaders in sustainability by one of the longest-running sustainability indicators, which released its latest listings today.
The 2012 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) review was announced by SAM, the Swiss-based investment company that focuses on sustainability investing. SAM partners with Dow Jones Indexes in the development and publication of the DJSI, which tracks the financial performance of some top international companies.
The DJSI uses a “best-in-class” approach for measuring sustainability. The world’s largest 2,500 companies are annually invited to report on their sustainability performance. Broken down into 57 sectors, those businesses are then analyzed by a variety of social, economic and environmental criteria — especially regarding risks and opportunities within their specific industries.