By Edoardo Gai, Head of Sustainability Services, RobecoSAM
We are excited about the publication of the 10th year anniversary edition of the Sustainability Yearbook. Each year, we highlight the results of our in-depth analysis of the sustainability performance over 2,000 companies worldwide. The analysis focuses on industry-specific factors that we believe are important to long-term value creation and is based on up to 120 financially material economic, environmental, social and governance criteria.
In addition, our analysis frequently incorporates newly arising sustainability factors that are likely to gain importance and have an impact on companies’ ability to generate value. For instance, this year we focused our attention on the sustainable management of supply chains and integrated reporting.
As part of our commitment to continuously enhancing our methodology, over the last two years we have devoted considerable effort towards understanding and defining the most important issues that companies must consider if they wish to mitigate the risks in their supply chain. Equally important, is the companies’ ability to capture opportunities linked to closer cooperation with their suppliers. In order to provide transparency on our methodology, and in the hopes of initiating a dialogue among our stakeholders, we have shared some of our insights from our evaluation of companies’ supply chain management in this year’s Sustainability Yearbook. Read More…