A couple of weeks ago, chemical producing giant Dupont announced via a press release its new sustainability goals, including an ambition to design all of its products in line with the green chemistry principles. In this situation, where the current business model has reached the end of the road, there aren’t many options left for Dupont but to announce a major turnaround.
Even though the oil industry is far from finished I doubt many people would call it a sector with a bright outlook.
Can we expect such a change of perception in the chemical sector? I’d say that the answer to that is yes. It’s already happening.
Two years have passed since hazardous chemicals were given much-needed attention and closer scrutiny in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). Qhat has happened since then? Has the “new” DJSI had any actual effect?
The SIN Producers List has, so far, been useful for investment professionals to see what not to invest in. But we want to turn it around. We want to show these people what they should invest in. Therefore, the SIN Producers List now also shows alternatives that companies have available on Marketplace.
In an effort to help people without extensive knowledge of chemical substances understand the risks better, the web-based service Tackletox provide information on toxic chemical substances emitted by corporations and display it on a map.
There is mounting evidence that investment funds which observe environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards in their strategies tend to outperform those that don’t by a significant margin, according to the Financial Times. With graphic evidence from index providers, global…
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) provide investors with a more comprehensive assessment of corporate chemicals management following collaboration between ChemSec and RobecoSAM Corporate chemicals management will from now on play a greater role in evaluating performance in the RobecoSAM…