Tag Archives: LTVC

Driving long-term value creation

The annual rebalancing of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), the most famous benchmark for corporate sustainability in the world, took place on September 8th 2016. With nearly 2,000 companies analyzed currently and another nearly 2,000 to be analyzed in RobecoSAM’s 2016 Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), it is clear that sustainability is no longer something Read more […]

Buybacks, Dividends, Capex, and Long-Term Value Creation

This is the fourth and final in a series of blog posts relating to the launch of the S&P Long-Term Value Creation (LTVC) Global Index. In our recent paper “Long-Termism Versus Short-Termism, Time for the Pendulum to Shift?” we discussed reasons why short-term corporate behaviors persist in developed economies.  One of the key drivers was Read more […]

The Role of Quality in Long-Term Value Creation

  This is the third in a series of blog posts relating to the launch of the S&P Long-Term Value Creation (LTVC) Global Index. In the last blog, we discussed how long-term investing requires looking at metrics that go beyond the standard GAAP financial accounting measures and why the Economic Dimension (ED) score from RobecoSAM Read more […]

Can Sustainability Be Quantified?

This is the second in a series of blog posts relating to the launch of the S&P Long-Term Value Creation (LTVC) Global Index. The Index S&P Dow Jones Indices collaborated extensively with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) over the past nine months to create an index that seeks to measure the performance of Read more […]

Looking Beyond the Short Term

This is the first in a series of blog posts relating to the launch of the S&P Long-Term Value Creation (LTVC) Global Index. The debate continues on the detrimental impact of the short-term mindset of public companies.  Short-termism (a.k.a. quarterly capitalism) is defined as companies’ fixation on managing for the short term, with decisions driven Read more […]