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DJSI/CSA Annual Review 2021

More and more companies see value in disclosing their ESG performance to the capital market via the CSA. We saw another record increase in CSA participation of 33% to 1,843 companies out of over 5,300 companies invited to be assessed for membership in any S&P ESG index. Another 5000+ companies are currently under evaluation with scores to be published in March 2022. As of Nov 12, 2021, participating companies now represent 45% of global market capitalization relative to the S&P Global BMI (Broad Market Index), up from 32% in 2020.

To inform the growing number of ESG-focused investors about corporate sustainability performance, updated ESG Scores will be accessible on the S&P Global Capital IQ Pro platform and on the S&P Global Sustainable1 website as of November 20th.

For the first time this year, CSA participants were given options to permit S&P Global to share a larger amount of underlying datapoints submitted in the CSA which are supplemental to the company’s public reporting: The majority of participating companies took advantage of this option to leverage S&P Global’s platforms to communicate this information to the wider capital market.

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The below presentations allow you to drill into the 2021 DJSI membership as well as CSA participation.

CSA Participation



DJSI/CSA Review Presentation

Distinctions of top performing companies

As sustainability performance accelerates, S&P Global increasingly sees value in rewarding groups of top-performing companies rather than focusing on individual company ranks. We will therefore highlight those leading in their industry in the S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook, which will be published early February 2022. Consequently, DJSI Industry Leaders will be no longer be announced as of this year.


The information contained in these documents reflects the composition of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices as of November 12, 2021 and does not reflect any changes as a result of corporate actions or Index Committee decisions.

DJSI Press Release





CSA Methodology Review

Key methodology changes and related CSA results are summarized in below document. Sign up for our annual webcast series that dives into selected topic areas in more detail.

Methodology and Score Changes Review