NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, has been named to one of the most highly regarded global sustainability indices, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). This family of indices, offered jointly by Swiss investment firm RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices, tracks the stock performance of leading sustainability-driven businesses worldwide.
BNY Mellon has been included in DJSI North America based on RobecoSAM's in-depth analysis of general and industry-specific environmental, social and economic criteria. DJSI North America tracks the stock performance of the top 20%, in terms of RobecoSAM's assessment of sustainability, of the 600 largest Canadian and United States companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index.
"Being named to the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Indices reflects BNY Mellon's strong commitment to being invested in market integrity, our people and our world," said John Buckley, BNY Mellon's director of corporate social responsibility. "BNY Mellon's role in the global markets includes a responsibility to support stability and growth, helping families, businesses and communities thrive."
BNY Mellon carries out its responsibility through a global focus on six CSR priorities: ethics and transparency; strong governance; responsible investments; operational reliability and effectiveness; excellent talent; and community commitment. To learn more about the company's approach to corporate social responsibility, read BNY Mellon's CSR Report online at www.bnymellon.com/csr.The DJSI enable investors to integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios. Selection to the DJSI is based on an in-depth analysis of a company's economic, environmental and social aspects with a focus on long-term development of corporate value. RobecoSAM is an international investment company with a specific focus on sustainability investments and considers economic, environmental and social criteria in its investment strategies.