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* * *sustainability index UK US noun [C] (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: »
The sustainability index shows consumers a product's environmental impact.
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