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DJSI results – what to expect and how to prepare

Katie Vrylandt

It’s that time of year again – DJSI results. For the 1,000+ responders to the 80+question submission, we start thinking back to the questionnaire, what other attachments we could have provided, or that last minute Media and Stakeholder Analysis case 

But now is not the time to dwell on things past. Now is the time to start preparing for the results.  

Before the results are published: It’s worth making sure youre ready to make a public statement on your DJSI score – whether the news is good or bad! Often the comms team may not be aware of the significance of the DJSI so it’s best to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboards) now and build a narrative around why your company participates in the assessment. You can also draft up key aspects of your results you hope to focus on in your comms such as how many years you’ve been in the index, a specific criterion you’ve excelled in or your percentile rank. Get your stats and even narrative ready now, and it should make things a little smoother on the results day.  

On the day: Since DJSI’s acquisition by S&P, results have been announced after the close of trading at the New York Stock Exchange on a Friday. So, for a lot of us this means staying up very late or waking up very early – either way, it likely means working on a Saturday. When the results are announced, we highly recommend focusing on the most important aspects of your score and getting communication out the door – don’t take up your whole Saturday digging into where you lost one point. At CC we have our own quantitative score analysis tool which our clients can receive on Saturday to support with this immediate analysis. We suggest taking a high-level review – looking at your overall score, percentile rank, position against competitors and biggest changes since last year. This will help you fill in your narrative and get your comms ready to publish on Monday morning.  

For any further tips or to know more about our results analysis tool, please get in touch: djsi@corporate-citizenship.com 

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