Corporate Knights Lists 100 Most Sustainable Companies

by | Jan 23, 2008

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global100-2.jpgCorporate Knights Inc. and Innovest Strategic Value Advisors announced its fourth annual list of the 100 most sustainable corporations in the world at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The G100 includes companies from 17 countries encompassing all sectors. They were evaluated according to how effectively they managed environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities relative to their industry peers.

The UK led the way with 24 companies while the US had 16, down three from last year. Japan held steady with 13 while Finland, Sweden and Australia moved up with five countries each. More than two-thirds of the companies were on the list last year.

You can see the list here.

The 2008 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World:

3I Group PLC

Acciona SA


Adidas Salomon Agency

Advanced Micro Devices

Agilent Technologies Inc

Air France-KLM

Alcoa Inc

American International Group Inc


Atlas Copco AB

Australia And New Zealand Banking Group

Babcock & Brown


Baxter International Inc

British Land Company PLC

British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC

BT Group PLC

Cable & Wireless PLC

Cattles PLC

Centrica PLC

Coca Cola Company

Credit Agricole SA

Daikin Industries Limited

Denso Corp.

Deutsche Boerse AG

Deutsche Post AG


Diageo PLC

Eastman Kodak Company

Electrocomponents PLC

Fabege AB

Fortum Corp.

FPL Group Inc

Fresenius Medical Care AG

General Electric Company

Genzyme Corp.

H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB

Hbos PLC

Hewlett-Packard Company

Honda Motor Company Limited

Iberdrola SA

Inditex SA

ING Groep NV

Insurance Australia Group

Intel Corp.

Johnson Matthey PLC

Kesko Corp.

Kuraray Company Limited


Land Securities PLC

Liberty International PLC


Marks & Spencer Group PLC

Matsushita Electric Industrial Company

Mayr-Melnhof Karton AG

Mitchells & Butlers PLC

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited

MTR Corporation Limited

Neste Oil Corporation


Nexen Inc

Nike Inc

Nippon Yusen KK

Nokia Corporation

Novo Nordisk A/S

Novozymes A/S

NSK Limited

NTT Docomo Inc


Pinnacle West Capital Corp.

Reed Elsevier PLC

Ricoh Company Limited

Rio Tinto PLC

Roche Holdings Limited

Royal Bank Of Canada

Royal Bank of Scotland

Royal Dutch Shell PLC

Sainsbury (J) PLC




Scania AB

Sekisui Chemical Company Limited

Serco Group PLC

Smith & Nephew PLC

Societe Generale

State Street Corp.

Swiss Reinsurance Company

The Capita Group PLC

Tietoenator OYJ

Toppan Printing Company Limited

Toyota Motor Corp.

Transcanada Corp.

Unilever PLC

United Technologies Corp.

Vestas Windsystems A/S

Walt Disney Company

Westpac Banking Corp.

Yell Group PLC

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