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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

 

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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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A Link Between Stock Exchange Membership and CSR Performance

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 1, 2015 3:42:44 PM / by Bahar Gidwani

By Bahar Gidwani

CSRHub recently examined corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability rating data for the 18,991 companies in fourteen major stock exchanges.  Despite the fact that CSRHub includes 64 million pieces of data from more than 380 sources, there is enough data to rate only 17% of the companies on these exchanges.  For some exchanges, only 1% of their companies could be rated.  The NASDAQ had the highest percentage of rated companies, with data available on 57% of its companies.

The average perceived sustainability performance of the companies varied, across the fourteen exchanges.  Companies on exchanges that require sustainability reporting had higher average ratings than those that did not.  We expect sustainability reporting to increase dramatically over the next few years in all parts of the world, as both exchanges and exchange regulators mandate more disclosure of material non-financial information.  Even without mandated disclosure, we should be able soon to assess the sustainability performance of most public companies, just as we currently measure their credit score or brand value.

Relative Performance

CSRHub measures twelve different areas of sustainability performance across four main categories of interest: community, employee, environment and governance issues.  There is enough data to fully measure the performance of 2,427 of the companies we studied—13% of the total.  We used this data to give an overview of the performance of the companies by exchange, as compared to all 9,300 companies we track.

CSRHub CSR Stock Exchange Link

To see the full discussion including variations in coverage, the current and future international reporting requirements and future implications, download a full report here.


Bahar GidwaniBahar Gidwani  has built and run large technology-based businesses for many years. Bahar holds a CFA, worked on Wall Street with Kidder, Peabody, and with McKinsey & Co. Bahar has consulted to a number of major companies and currently serves on the board of several software and Web companies. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in physics and astronomy. Bahar is a member of the SASB Advisory Board. He plays bridge, races sailboats, and is based in New York City.

CSRHub provides access to corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information on 14,400+ companies from 135 industries in 127 countries. 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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