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Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) 2021

Who is invited to complete the CSA?

S&P Global operates its annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) and invites the largest global companies to participate. This year, S&P Global is extending the list of invited companies to 5,000. The extended list of invited companies is made up of eligible constituents from the following indices provided by S&P Dow Jones Indices: ~3,600 from the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and a further ~1,400, companies from the S&P ESG Index series. The CSA will be conducted in two separate groups – for more information on the timelines for the CSA for each group please see the information below.

Check if your company is eligible for invitation.

Invitation list

Timeline for companies invited for DJSI or S&P Japan 500 ESG

February 18, 2021 | Official invitation of eligible companies by email

If your company is invited in this group but has not participated in the CSA in the past and plans to participate this year, please reach out to the CSA helpline at csa@spglobal.com or +41 44 529 5160

April 6, 2021 | Start of Online Questionnaire Process

Companies can access the 2021 industry questionnaires and set up online access rights for their teams.

June 3, 2021 | Submission Deadline

For companies invited for inclusion in DJSI or S&P Japan 500 ESG.

Mid-September, 2021 (TBC) | Announcement of 2021 CSA results and DJSI Members

Updated S&P Global ESG Scores for all assessed companies will be available on www.spglobal.com/esg/scores.


Timeline for companies invited for S&P ESG Indices (except S&P Japan 500)

April 20, 2021 | Official invitation of eligible companies by email

If your company is invited in this group but has not participated in the CSA in the past and plans to participate this year, please reach out to the CSA helpline at csa@spglobal.com or +41 44 529 5160.

June 1, 2021 | Start of Online Questionnaire Process

Companies can access the 2021 industry questionnaires and set up online access rights for their teams.

August 3, 2021 | Submission Deadline

For companies invited for inclusion in S&P ESG Indices (except S&P Japan 500)

End-October, 2021 (TBC) | Announcement of 2021 CSA results

The related S&P ESG indices have different rebalancing dates after the release of the CSA results. Updated S&P Global ESG Scores for all assessed companies will be available on www.spglobal.com/esg/scores/.


Webinars

We will run a series of webinars in February and March to:

  • Explain the assessment process
  • Provide advice for new and experienced participants
  • Answer your questions
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