IHS Corporate Sustainability | Economic
Governing for Long-term Profitable Growth
Investor confidence in public companies is essential to the functioning of the capital markets and our economy. Our Board of Directors has developed corporate governance practices to assist in the exercise of its responsibilities and to serve the best interests of IHS and its varied stakeholders. These practices are intended to serve as a flexible framework within which the Board may conduct its business. We maintain strong corporate governance policies and practices. Our actions are governed by our values and principles, which are reinforced at all levels within the Company.
Long-term, Profitable Growth
- Sustainable Economic Growth
- Responsible Corporate Conduct
"IHS Inc. has made responsible corporate conduct an important part of its identity, corporate culture and business ethic. As a leading provider of critical technical information, related decision-support tools and strategic and operational services to governments and corporations in six core industries in over 100 countries, it is important to create and promote a culture that adheres to the highest standards of ethical business conduct and to consistently create shareholder value. For our employees, our goal is to offer a best-in-class working environment based on the values of diversity, fairness and equal opportunity."
- Jerre L. Stead, IHS Chairman & CEO
Socially Responsible Investing
- Haas Socially Responsible Investing Fund
- MSCI Flagship ESG Indices
Selected for the HSRIF fund
IHS was selected for the HAAS School of Business at Berkeley-Haas Socially Responsible Investing Fund (HSRIF). The HSRIF fund seeks to contribute to the field of social investing by defining and exploring new ideas around unlocking hidden value based on companies’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.
Other companies selected for the fund include: Accenture, Brookfield Properties, Darling International, Equifax, Eaton, Gilead Sciences, Google, PG&E, Rio Tinto, Net1 and Wal-Mart.
Constituent on Three MSCI Flagship ESG Indices
IHS was named a constituent on three MSCI flagship environmental, social and governance (ESG) indices: the MSCI World ESG Index, the MSCI World Socially Responsible Index and the MSCI KLD 400 Social Index. MSCI ESG Best-in-Class indices include companies with high ESG ratings relative to their sector peers, integrating sustainability analysis into the index construction process, and covers both global developed markets and the U.S. market. Inclusion is based on company performance and increased transparency in environmental, social and governance issues.
Partnerships and Recognition
- Partnering Against Corruption Initiative
- 11th Most Innovative Growth Company (Forbes)
- Top “50 Stocks for 2015” (Morgan Stanley)
Partnering Against Corruption Initiative
In 2009, IHS joined the Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) created by the World Economic Forum in 2004 as an international initiative to combat corruption. PACI's mission is: "To develop multi-industry principles and practices that will result in a competitive level playing field based on integrity, fairness and ethical conduct." Recognizing the parallel to our own values, IHS signed with PACI joining 140 signatory companies worldwide. More than half of the signatories are also our customers or vendors. Joining them in this initiative is a highly public way to demonstrate our commitment to ethical business conduct.
Most Innovative Growth Companies
IHS was ranked 11th in Most Innovative Growth Companies by Forbes. The list identifies companies that are expected to be innovative today and in the future by ranking companies with Innovation Premium scores. The Innovation Premium measures how investors value the stock price of a company above the value of its existing business based on expectations of future innovative results. IHS scored 54.2.
Morgan Stanley picked IHS as a “50 for 2015” company with an ever more powerful edge when markets and economies stabilize. To be chosen for the list, the bank stated that “The main criterion is sustainability — of competitive advantages, business model, pricing power, cost efficiency and growth”. (Portfolio MSEQ)