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CSRHub Partner The Analyst Desk Issued its Semi-annual Changes to the Nasdaq CRD Global Sustainability Index

[fa icon="calendar'] May 26, 2016 11:00:23 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

New York, NY: May 26, 2016 — CSRHub’s newest business partner, The Analyst Desk announced the results of the semi-annual re-ranking of the Nasdaq CRD Global Sustainability Index (Nasdaq: QCRD), which became effective Monday, May 23, 2016.

The following twelve securities will be added to the Index: Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL); BorgWarner, Inc. (NYSE: BWA); Deere & Co. (Nasdaq: DE); Delphi Automotive (NYSE: DLPH); Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:GILD); Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR); NVIDIA Corp. (NYSE:NVDA); Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK); Sealed Air Corp. (NYSE: SEE); Stericycle Inc. (Nasdaq: SRCL) and Sunlife Financial (NYSE: SLF).

The Nasdaq CRD Global Sustainability Index (Nasdaq: QCRD) is an equally weighted equity index that serves as a benchmark for stocks of companies taking a leadership role in measuring, managing and communicating the impacts and ROI of their investments in sustainable development and shared value creation.  The Index is made up of companies traded on a major US stock exchange who voluntarily disclose their current environmental, social and governance risks as well as their revenue opportunities and forward look on future performance.  The QCRD methodology incorporates lagging indicators in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative G4 Guidelines, and leading indicators from public and proprietary frameworks to measure impact and shared value creation.  The securities must also meet other eligibility criteria which include minimum requirements for market value, average daily share volume, and price. The Index is evaluated on a semi-annual basis in May and November. For more information about the Nasdaq CRD Global Sustainability Index, including detailed eligibility criteria, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.

 

As a result of the Index reconstitution, the following twelve securities will be removed from the Index: Albermarle Corp. (NYSE: ALB); AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE: AU); Arcelormittal (NYSE: MT); BHP Billiton PLC (NYSE: BHP); Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW); EI Du Pont Nemours (NYSE: DD); Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold (NYSE: FCX); Spectra Energy Corp. (NYSE:SE); Sasol Limited (NYSE: SSL); Suncor Energy, Inc. (NYSE:SU); Syngenta AG (NYSE: SYT); and Verizon Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VZ).

 

Contact Information:

 

  • Media Contacts:  Joseph Christinat, Nasdaq, +1.646.441.5121, Josh Machiz, Nasdaq, +1.212.231.5614

 

  • Issuer & Investor Contact: Natasha Selzer, Nasdaq, +1.301.978.8623

 

 

  • Analyst Desk / MetaVu Contact: Mark A. Serwinowski, +1.303.475.7426,  mas@metavu.com

 

About CSRHub

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CSRHub® provides access to the world’s largest corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information service, covering 16,000+ companies in 132 countries. By aggregating and normalizing the information from 400+ data sources, CSRHub has created a broad, consistent rating system and a searchable database that links millions of rating elements back to their source. Managers, professionals, and academics use CSRHub to benchmark company and supply chain performance, learn how stakeholders evaluate company CSR practices, and seek ways to improve corporate sustainability performance. Subscribers can access 12 indicators and millions of detailed data points on employee, environment, community and governance performance. CSRHub is a B Corporation. For more information about CSRHub, visit www.csrhub.com or contact sales@csrhub.com.

About The Analyst Desk

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The Analyst DeskSM is a strategic partnership between award-winning business advisory firm MetaVu, and Wall Street investment analytics firm CRD Analytics, whose SmartView® 360 platform powers the Nasdaq CRD Global Sustainability Index, SeaCrest Global Clean Energy Portfolio and other international standards in sustainability rankings, portfolios and indexes.  The Analyst Desk provides intelligence, analytics and advisory services to help companies measure, manage and communicate their return on investment in sustainable development (SDROI).  For more information about The Analyst Desk, go to www.AnalystDesk.com.

About Nasdaq Global Indexes

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Nasdaq Global Indexes has been creating innovative, market-leading, transparent indexes since 1971. Today, their index offering spans geographies and asset classes and includes diverse families such as the Dividend Achievers, Global, Nordic, Green Economy, Sharia and Commodity Indexes. They continuously offer new opportunities for financial product sponsors across a wide-spectrum of investable products and for asset managers to measure risk and performance. Nasdaq Global Indexes also provides custom index services and design solutions to selected financial organizations. For more information about Nasdaq Global Indexes, visit indexes.nasdaqomx.com.

Daily index values, weightings and historical data for Nasdaq indexes are available via Nasdaq Global Index Watch and Nasdaq Global Index Data Service.

The information contained above is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and nothing contained herein should be construed as investment advice, either on behalf of a particular financial product or an overall investment strategy. Neither The Nasdaq Group, Inc. nor any of its affiliates makes any recommendation to buy or sell any financial product or any representation about the financial condition of any company or fund. Statements regarding Nasdaq’s proprietary indexes are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Investors should undertake their own due diligence and carefully evaluate companies before investing. ADVICE FROM A SECURITIES PROFESSIONAL IS STRONGLY ADVISED. 

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Sustainability Performance Benchmark for Apple Inc.

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 25, 2014 2:47:44 PM / by CSRHub Blogging

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Apple Inc. and the 69 companies in the Computers and Peripherals industry. Apple’s overall rating currently is 56 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.
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Please note, the Sustainability Ratings widget will continually update and show the latest rating on CSRhub.

The average rating for the other companies in the Computers and Peripherals industry is 53.  Apple has gone up and is currently 9th on the list, using the CSRHub average user profile. You can see more information about Apple Inc. at their CSRHub page here.

Apple’s highest score is in the Employees area of a 61.  This is due to a high score in the Compensation and Benefits category of 70—well above the average for this industry of 53.  The area with the greatest opportunity for improvement for Apple is the Transparency and Reporting category. Here, Apple gets a 43—below the average for this industry which is 47.

See Apple’s Corporate Social Responsibility website here.

 

CSRHub ratings are on a scale of 0 to 100, with 100 being the highest. To see more on how CSRHub creates a score and the CSRHub rating rules, visit here.

 

CSRHub provides access to corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information on 8,900+ companies from 135 industries in 102 countries. By aggregating and normalizing the information from 325 data sources, CSRHub has created a broad, consistent rating system and a searchable database that links millions of rating elements back to their source. Managers, researchers and activists use CSRHub to benchmark company performance, learn how stakeholders evaluate company CSR practices and seek ways to change the world.

 

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