100 Most Sustainable Companies Worldwide

Ribbon_2 A list of the 100 most sustainable companies, known as the Global 100, was released in Davos this week.  Rankings are based on how well these companies manage environmental and social risks and opportunities.

Since the first publication three years ago, the Global 100, as a whole, has out performed the Dow Jones Index by 900 basis points per year, lending credibility to the model that a business run by best social practices can boast a hefty bottom line.

The U.K. claimed the most spots with 24, while the U.S. came in next with 16. American companies are listed below.  Click to view the Global 100.

  1. Advanced Micro Devices, semiconductor equipment
  2. Agilent Technologies Inc, electronic equipment & instruments
  3. Alcoa, metals & mining
  4. AIG, Insurance
  5. Atlantia, transportation infrastructure
  6. Coca Cola, beverages
  7. Eastman Kodak, leisure products
  8. FPL Group, electric power companies
  9. GE, industrial conglomerates
  10. Glaxosmithkline, pharmaceuticals
  11. Hewlett-Packard, computers & equipment
  12. Intel, semiconductor equipment
  13. Nike, apparel & textiles
  14. Pinnacle West Capital Group, electric power companies
  15. State Street Corp., diversified financials
  16. Walt Disney, entertainment


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  1. Mary Lynn February 6, 2008 at 1:28 pm #

    Enjoyed your comments – guess that because i basically agree with what you’re talking about. Loved seeing so much that I’m interested in one place. Would like more information on companies as a consumer. Keep it up.

  2. Andrew Warner February 8, 2008 at 10:41 am #

    That’s great for these big companies, but I think smaller companies have more to gain by taking up Cause Capitalism.
    If you’re an entrepreneur who wants to compete with established companies, you can’t outspend them, but you can out-heart them.
    Tom’s Shoes couldn’t compete with Nike by getting better endorsements or buying more ads. The only reason they stand out is because they give away a shoe to someone in need every time you buy a shoe from them.
    If you look at TomsShoes.com, one of the first things you see (upper left) is that they support a cause.