Since the launch of the globally renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) series in 1999, RobecoSAM has been driving innovation in the fields of ESG investing. Built on the strength of our rigorous internal analytics and research, we have been pioneers in the development, construction and application of indices specifically for use by the asset management industry and more broadly in driving the ESG movement worldwide.
We have developed some of the most sophisticated ESG index solutions available to the asset management industry through our unique and unparalleled methodology for gathering, analyzing, quantifying, and distributing ESG data. Each year we ask over 3,900 listed companies around the world between 80-120 industry-specific questions focusing on economic, environmental and social factors that are relevant to the companies’ success, but that are under-researched in conventional financial analysis. Click here to learn more about the Corporate Sustainability Assessment. This data, combined with sustainability and risk/return objectives of investors, is used to produce our family of indices, including our global indices, sub-indices, and innovative products like the multi-factor smart-beta ESG indices.
Our ESG equity indices are based on RobecoSAM's proprietary ESG database, covering over 600 ESG indicators for over 4,000 global companies.
The S&P Dow Jones Indices is our strategic partner for the publication and calculation of our ESG indices.