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[PDF] full report: "GS Sustain"

Author: Goldman Sachs, Published on: 22 June 2007

The GS SUSTAIN focus list is aimed at long-term, long only performance, with a low turnover of ideas. It incorporates 21 identified winners from mature industries, which are set to undergo structural change or maintain a leadership position, and 23 attractively valued winners from emergent industries...Our proprietary ESG framework...incorporates corporate governance, social issues with regard to leadership, employees and wider stakeholders, and environmental management...We incorporate the ten principles of the UN Global Compact covering human rights, labour standards, environment and anti-corruption into our ESG framework to the extent possible in every sector and believe that leadership on these issues is crucial. [the focus list, on page 11 of the report, lists the following 44 companies by sector: MATURE INDUSTRIES - ENERGY: BG Group, ENI, Petroleo Brasileiro, Statoil; MINING & STEEL: BHP Billiton, POSCO, Rio Tinto, Voestalpine; EUROPEAN MEDIA: British Sky Broadcasting, Reed Elsevier (UK), WPP Group, Vivendi; FOOD & BEVERAGES: Danone, Diageo, Kellogg, Nestle, PepsiCo; PHARMACEUTICALS: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, Novo Nordisk (part of Novo Group), Roche - EMERGING INDUSTRIES - ALTERNATIVE ENERGY: Centrosolar, D1 Oils, Ersol Solar Energy, Ormat Technologies, Phoenix Solar AG, Solar Millennium, SunPower Corp, Suntech Power, Sunways AG, Vestas Wind Systems; ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY: FP, LKQ Corp, Pentair, Shanks Group, Sinomem Technology, Tomra Systems; BIOTECHNOLOGY: Actelion, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Elan, Intercell, Genentech, Genmab, Gilead Sciences]

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Related companies: Actelion Amylin BG Group (part of Shell) BHP Billiton BP Bristol-Myers Squibb British Sky Broadcasting Centrosolar D1 Oils Danone Diageo Elan Eni Equinor (formerly Statoil) Ersol Solar Energy FP Corporation Genentech Genmab Gilead Sciences Goldman Sachs Intercell Kellogg LKQ Corporation Merck Nestlé Novo Group Novo Nordisk (part of Novo Group) Ormat Pentair PepsiCo Petrobras Posco Reed Elsevier Group Rio Tinto Roche Shanks Sinomem Solar Millenium SunPower Suntech Power Sunways Vestas Wind Systems Vivendi Voestalpine WPP