NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 second 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) family tracks the stock performance of leading sustainability-driven businesses globally and is offered jointly by the S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, a Swiss investment specialist that focuses exclusively on sustainability investing.
BNY Mellon is one of only 11 diversified financials companies selected for inclusion in DJSI World from more than 100 invited companies. Inclusion in DJSI World and North America was based on RobecoSAM's in-depth analysis of economic, environmental and social criteria.
"With our critical role in the global markets, social responsibility is at the core of our business strategy at BNY Mellon. Our recognition by DJSI World and North America demonstrates BNY Mellon's continued commitment to sustainable business practices that benefit our clients and the financial system at large," said John Buckley, BNY Mellon's director of corporate social responsibility.
BNY Mellon's global social responsibility priority focus areas include ethics and transparency; strong governance; responsible investments; operational reliability and effectiveness; excellent talent; and community commitment. To learn more about the company's approach to corporate social responsibility, read BNY Mellon's CSR Report.
Launched in 1999, the DJSI served as the first global sustainability benchmarks. The DJSI family includes companies across all industries that outperform their peers in numerous sustainability metrics. RobecoSAM invites over 3,000 publicly traded companies, including 800 companies in emerging markets, to report annually on their sustainability practices.
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, 2014, BNY Mellon had $28.5 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.6 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, or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon.
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