Corporate Knights announced its seventh annual Global 100 list of the most sustainable large corporations in the world earlier this year in Davos during the World Economic Forum. From its inception on February 1 2005, the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations has achieved a total return of 54.95%, outperforming its benchmark (the MSCI All Country World Index) by more than 16% to December 31st, 2010.
The 2011 Global 100 tapped intelligence from the world’s largest sustainability research alliance put together by Legg Mason and Phoenix Global Advisors LLC to isolate the top ten per cent of companies from a universe of 3,500 global stocks, which were then transparently ranked based on 10 indicators, with data collected by Corporate Knights Capital and verified with The BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® service. Controversy research was provided by Sustainalytics and incorporated by Corporate Knights into its assessment of each company to provide risk mitigation against companies with severe controversies that could be deleterious to share valuation.
For more information and full methodology, go to www.global100.org