This week marks the 10-year anniversary of the launching of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, a “key reference point for Sustainability Investing for investors and companies alike,” a DJSI media release reports. Investment bigwigs SAM, STOXX Ltd., and Dow Jones will join Chicago Climate Exchange founder Richard Sandor, Dow Jones Indexes editor John Prestbo, and others in Tuesday’s celebratory ceremony in New York (detailed on NYC Climate Week’s website), from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST. Others may join the celebration online, via Twitter and the DJSI blog. Dow Jones reps will be blogging and tweeting that night, covering the party live online and welcoming input from participants.
The DJSI is the longest-running global sustainability benchmarks, having operated continuously since 1999. Some see its success as putting sustainability on the “radar” of mainstream investing. Now, more and more companies are reportedly striving for inclusion in the DJSI and using the Indexes as tools for sustainability improvements. The DJSI now have more than $8 billion under management.
As for the Twitter invite, tweeters should check out this link and tag their questions #DJSI10. The tweet session will cover tweeters’ comments on Sandor’s speech, comments on Prestbo’s video, and post their comments.