IHS Markit Corporate Sustainability

Economic: Governing for Profitable Long-term Growth

Corporate responsibility is integral to the way IHS Markit does business. Our Board of Directors has developed corporate governance practices to assist in the exercise of its responsibilities and to achieve the best interests of IHS Markit and its varied stakeholders. These practices serve as a flexible framework within which the Board may conduct its business. The Board's actions follow our values and principles, which are reinforced at all company levels. Our dedicated Board level committees are focused on addressing risk, governance, human resources and audit responsibilities as top priorities.

For Jane Okun Bomba, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, corporate sustainability "sits at the heart of corporate reputation, which affects valuation. It's a very ripe area for investor relations officers (IROs) to expand their sphere of influence - it's all about how a company is run and includes strategy, structure and culture." Corporate Sustainability is not just about our carbon footprint. It also includes our colleagues, our communities, and how we run our organization. 

Profitable Long-term Growth

IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 key business and government customers, including 85 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world's leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.

Socially Responsible Investing

IHS Markit Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the Fifth Year in a Row

In the professional services industry, 2017 results showed progress across all three dimensions that make up a strong corporate sustainability framework: economic, environment and social. Within those dimensions, the DJSI ranked IHS Markit above the 90th percentile for multiple areas: customer relationship management, materiality, occupational health and safety, talent attraction and retention and human capital development. IHS Markit strives to develop and mature its sustainability processes as well as increase transparency so we can maintain our DJSI listing and recognition.

In 2016, we received the Silver Class Distinction in the 2016 RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook. Companies earning the Silver Class Distinction have achieved a sustainability score on the RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) within one to five percent of the industry leader. For investors, the Sustainability Yearbook identifies companies that are strongly positioned to create long-term shareholder value.

Constituent on Five MSCI Indices

IHS Markit is a constituent on five MSCI indices including their environmental, social and governance (ESG) indices:

  • MSCI World ESG Index
  • MSCI World Socially Responsible Index
  • MSCI KLD 400 Social Index
  • MSCI USA Index
  • USA ESG Index

The indices lists companies with ESG ratings relative to their sector peers worldwide, based on company performance and transparency in environmental, social and governance issues.

IHS Markit Listed on FTSE4Good Index

IHS Markit has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index company FTSE Group, FTSE4Good is an equity index series that is designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series have met stringent environmental, social and governance criteria, and are positioned to capitalize on the benefits of responsible business practice.

CR’ s 50 Most Improved Corporate Citizens List

CR Magazine ranks each Russell 1000 company according to its performance on 303 data elements related to corporate responsibility. In 2015, IHS Markit was included in CR Magazine's listing as one of 50 companies that passed the most other companies in the Russel 1000. IHS Markit moved up 302 points since 2014 and was ranked 333 in 2015.

Partnerships and Commitments

World Economic Forum

As a Strategic Partner of the World Economic Forum we collaborate with public and private sectors to help further the Forum mission to improve the state of the world. Through events and meetings with key stakeholders we provide our content, insight and advice on pressing topics. IHS Markit participates on the energy and financial councils and through regional events in emerging economies to lend our expertise and bring communities together.

Signatory of Women’s Empowerment Principles

IHS Markit is a signatory of the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) in a continued effort to actively participate in, and contribute to, advancing equality.

"At IHS Markit, we recognize and value the importance and power of diversity and its criticality to the sustainable success of our business and company," said Jerre Stead, IHS Markit chairman and CEO. "Signing on to the WEPs is a natural step, signaling our commitment towards empowering all colleagues, and supporting the development and empowerment of women globally in advancing an inclusive, productive and fair society." Read the full news release here.

IHS Markit Named to Workplace Equality Index

IHS Markit is listed on the Workplace Equality Index®, an equity index comprised of the world’s leading equality-minded companies. It consists of companies that support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality in the workplace. Inclusion is based on a number of criteria including non-discrimination practices, benefits for LGBT employees and their families, as well as support of the company’s LGBT employee group

Colorado Corporations Commit to Increase Number of Women on Boards by 50% before 2018

At a meeting of the Women's Leadership Foundation of the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce - co-hosted by Jerre Stead, Board Chair of IHS Markit Ltd., Dave Liniger, Board Chair and Co-Founder of REMAX, LLC, and Pattye Moore, Board Chair of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. - Colorado corporations committed to increase the number of women on their boards of directors by 50 percent before 2018. The vision is to catalyse the state to be a national leader in including women on boards to help Colorado outperform economically. For more information, contact the Women's Leadership Foundation.

"We are grateful that these important steps are being taken to establish Colorado as a path-breaker in 21st Century corporate performance. Business leaders have long known that the strategic inclusion of women board members strengthens board performance by every measure, and Colorado's economy will be stronger when women are part of the corporate model," said Honorary Host Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. "We salute their work and look forward to seeing many more women leaders on Colorado's corporate boards in the near future." Governor Hickenlooper underscored the importance of the initiative to the State's future by announcing "Women on Corporate Boards Day."

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