Meaning of “sustainability index” in the English Dictionary

"sustainability index" in Business English

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sustainability indexnoun [ C ]

uk us plural sustainability indexes, or sustainability indices

ENVIRONMENT, STOCK MARKET a system that measures the financial results of companies that try to protect the environment rather than just make a quick profit:

DJSI World, the Dow Jones' premier sustainability index, identifies the top 10% of best-performing companies in areas of sustainability.

COMMERCE, ENVIRONMENT a list of product information provided for consumers who want to understand the process involved in making the products they buy and how that process affects the environment:

(Definition of “sustainability index” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)