From the 1st of April 2020, invited companies can open the DJSI CSA. To be eligible to the DJSI, a sustainable stock index, organizations need to fill the CSA – Corporate Sustainability Assessment from the company RobecoSAM together with S&P Global. Below you find the key information as well as further useful links about the DJSI CSA 2020. Due to the current situation the timeline was adjusted this year, which gives companies two additional months for the assessment.
The DJSI CSA: The best way to be selected in the DJSI
If you want to make it to the DJSI World, you need to be part of the top 10% of the 2,500 largest companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index (source RobecoSAM). To maximize your chances of being selected, you should answer the CSA.
The DJSI CSA questionnaire covers more than 60 industries and over 3 dimensions: Economic, Environment and Social, with questions and criteria weighted by industry. The contents revolves around policies, governance mechanisms, actions and processes as well as KPIs, with a maximum score of 100 per question. In the nex step the answer options within each question are scored individually or in combination, with the total sum resulting in a maximum of 100 points.
After the questionnaires are submitted by the participants, they are analysed and rated by the company RobecoSAM, an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing. Companies who do not take part or decline to take part in the CSA are also rated based on their public information. In 2019, 3,519 companies were invited, of which 2,296 were analysed, with 1,116 based on the CSA and 1,180 based exclusively on public information. You find more information on the most recent results here.
DJSI CSA 2020: Timeline – Adaption to current worldwide situation!
Since global economy as we know it came to a halt, the DJSI adapted its timeline in order to give participants more time to prepare the assessment (new dates in bold).
- April 1st, 2020 | Start of Online Questionnaire Process
Companies can access the 2020 industry-questionnaires and set up online access rights for their teams
- July 31st, 2020 (formerly April 30th)| Deadline for Questionnaires
Deadline for submission of questionnaire and supporting evidence
- Tba (formerly September, 2019) | Announcement of 2020 DJSI Members
DJSI CSA 2020: More resources and support
When confronted with the large and exhaustive questionnaire, companies might struggle. Consequently it is absolutely recommended to prioritize the data collection. In this sense, you have a large array of resources at the ready:
- CSA Companion, detailed description of the contents of the questionnaire
- 2020 Weights, prioritization aid
- Methodology and Score changes review, dig deeper into dedicated methodology points
- List of invited companies, see if your company was invited
- The CSA resources center, further resources
Another solution is to benefit from external expertise. You can check our solutions here. We would prioritize the gaps, take over the data collection in a timely and organized manner and complete the questionnaire in your stead. With DFGE Sustainability Intelligene, we reuse data from other standards, to minimize the workload on your side. If you have any questions related to tailored support for your company, feel free to contact us via or call in under 08192-99733-20!
DFGE is the perfect partner to accompany you during this process: Over 20 years of experience in multiple different sustainability standards and our principle of Sustainability Intelligence can help you achieving better results and an overall better performance.