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Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Summary Advice: The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World ) was established in September 1999 to track the performance of the world’s largest companies that lead the field in terms of corporate sustainability.

Main Points: The DJSI World tracks the performance of the top 10% of the 2500 largest companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market IndexSM that lead the field in terms of sustainability. These 2500 companies represent the eligible universe for the DJSI World and are assessed using the CSA on an annual basis.

Subset Indices of DJSI World:

·        Dow Jones Sustainability World Index ex Alcohol, Gambling, Tobacco, Armaments & Firearms (DJSI World ex. All)

·        Dow Jones Sustainability World Index ex Alcohol, Gambling, Tobacco, Armaments & Firearms and Adult Entertainment (DJSI World ex. All/AE)

·        Dow Jones Sustainability World Index ex Europe, Armaments & Firearms, Nuclear, Gambling and Tobacco (DJSI World ex ANGET)


·        Dow Jones Sustainability World Index ex Australia (DJSI World ex Australia)


·        Dow Jones Sustainability World 80 Price Index

·        Dow Jones Sustainability World 80 Total Return Index

·        Dow Jones Sustainability World ex US 80 Price Index

·        Dow Jones Sustainability World ex US 80 Total Return Index

·        Dow Jones Sustainability World Index ex Tobacco

·        Dow Jones Sustainability World Total Return Index ex Tobacco

·        Dow Jones Sustainability World Index ex Gambling

·        Dow Jones Sustainability World Total Return Index ex Gambling

·        Dow Jones Sustainability World ex Australia Index ex Tobacco

·        Dow Jones Sustainability World ex Australia Total Return Index ex Tobacco Each subset index is derived from the DJSI World index.

Customized Indices

The DJSI methodology facilitates the design, development and delivery of customized sustainability indices; e.g. indices covering regional or country subsets, indices covering different industry groups, indices excluding certain activities (such as ethical exclusions), indices with custom exclusion criteria and indices denominated in different currencies.

Access to database: http://www.sustainability-indices.com/index.jsp

Source: Dow Jones Sustainability World Index Guide, 2013 http://www.sustainability-indices.com/images/djsi-world-guidebook_tcm1071-337244.pdf

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