Ranking companies on diversity & inclusion - new index for investors

Author: Thomson Reuters (UK), Published on: 26 September 2016

Thomson Reuters Launches D&I Index - Reveals Top 100 Most Diverse & Inclusive Organizations Globally

The Matterhorn Group at Morgan Stanley is the first advisory team to use the D&I Index as an investment tool... The D&I Index ranks the top 100 publicly traded companies globally with the most diverse and inclusive workplaces, as measured by 24 metrics across four key categories: Diversity, Inclusion, People Development and News Controversies... 

“...Diversity is becoming a performance issue, a growth engine,” said Debra Walton, chief product & content officer, Financial & Risk, Thomson Reuters. “Our research shows that companies that make investments and focus on ESG matters can have a stronger stock performance and better long-term profitability. For investors, looking beyond financial data is becoming more important...” ...

Top 25 Index ranking and their corresponding overall D&I percentage score (%) [full index here]: 

Roche Holding AG

82.50

Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA    

81.50

Novartis AG

81.00

Johnson & Johnson

79.75

Astellas Pharma Inc

79.00

Contact Energy Ltd

79.00

Eli Lilly and Co

78.75

Colgate-Palmolive Co

78.00

Cisco Systems Inc

77.75

Fletcher Building Ltd

77.25

Diageo PLC

77.00

EDP Energias de Portugal SA

77.00

Kathmandu Holdings Ltd

76.75

Medtronic PLC

76.75

Nestle SA

76.75

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd

76.50

Allianz SE

76.25

Accenture PLC

75.75

L'Oreal SA

75.75

Natura Cosmeticos SA

75.75

Procter & Gamble Co

75.50

Kering SA

75.25

Microsoft Corp

75.25

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE

75.00

BASF SE

74.75

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