September 11, 2015

BNY Mellon Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Second Consecutive Year


NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and, for the third consecutive year, to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI North America). One of the most highly regarded global sustainability indices, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) tracks the stock performance of leading businesses across 24 industry groups globally based on RobecoSAM's analysis of financially material environmental, social, and governance factors.

BNY Mellon is one of only two U.S. diversified financial companies selected for inclusion in DJSI World from more than 40 invited companies. Learn more about the company's approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) in BNY Mellon's CSR Report.

"At BNY Mellon, social responsibility is at the core of our business strategy and important to our role as a major global financial institution. Our CSR strategy centers on areas where we can have the greatest impact for our clients, employees, communities and global markets. Our recognition by DJSI this year reflects our strength in and increased focus on key areas including risk and social finance," said Karen Peetz, president of BNY Mellon.

John Buckley, global head of Corporate Social Responsibility at BNY Mellon, noted, "Indices like DJSI provide investors with benchmarks that enable them to better assess and integrate sustainability considerations, including social finance opportunities, into their portfolios. As we work to bring social finance to scale by addressing challenges such as measurement and transparency, we're proud to be recognized globally for our own sustainability efforts for the second consecutive year."

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of June 30, 2015, BNY Mellon had $28.6 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.7 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.

SOURCE BNY Mellon