The Dentsu Group actively engages in environmental preservation and other corporate sustainability activities. Receiving high recognition for such activities, Dentsu received a score of A- from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in 2016.
Moreover, in recent years, socially responsible investment (SRI)1, which takes into account not only financial aspects such as corporate revenue and growth prospects, but also ethics, legal compliance, and efforts to tackle environmental and other issues, has been gaining attention in investment trust management. Dentsu's CSR efforts received high recognition from SRI rating agencies as well, being included in the MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes2 in June 2015.
Dentsu Inc. has been selected as an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (hereinafter "DJSI")3 for the Asia Pacific region (DJSI Asia Pacific) in September 2016.
1 Socially responsible investment (SRI) is an investment method that aims for stable revenue by evaluating and selecting companies based on social, ethical, and environmental aspects, such as legal compliance, employment relations, human rights issues, consumer protection, and contribution to society and community, in addition to conventional investment criteria based on financial analysis.
2 An index developed by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) in the United States which selects companies that are particularly outstanding in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) assessments.
3 The DJSI is managed cooperatively by global financial market indices provider S&P Dow Jones Indices, which is headquartered in the U.S., and RobecoSAM, which researches and rates the socially responsible investments that companies make. RobecoSAM is headquartered in Switzerland. In addition to conventional financial analysis, the DJSI is based on an analysis of sustainability criteria including social and environmental performance. Only companies that fully meet these criteria are selected as an index component. DJSI Asia Pacific comprises 600 companies, 146 of which (68 from Japan) were selected in 2016.
THE INCLUSION OF Dentsu Inc. IN ANY MSCI INDEX, AND THE USE OF MSCI LOGOS, TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS OR INDEX NAMES HERIN, DO NOT CONSTITUTE A SPONSORSHIP, ENDORSEMENT OR PROMOTION OF Dentsu Inc. BY MSCI OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES. THE MSCI INDEXES ARE THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF MSCI. MSCI AND THE MSCI INDEX NAMES AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OR SERVICE MARKS OF MSCI OR ITS AFFILIATES.