The Corporate Knights Sustainable Solutions Database consists of approximately 500 companies from developed and emerging economies that earn at least 20% of the revenue from products or services that map to the Sustainable Development Goals consistent with the Corporate Knights Clean Revenue taxonomy.
The Corporate Knights Dark Red Flag Database consists of approximately 630 companies from developed and emerging economies that have been identified as so-called ‘red flag companies’ due to their involvement in ethically or environmentally questionable industries and/or practices. These companies have been identified through a rigorous process including theme selection, source reliability analysis, and company identification processes. The list is updated monthly to reflect changes in source material. Sources include methodologically-sound reports by non-profits, bottom-up research by Corporate Knights, and the public and derived exclusions of two significant funds (Norges Bank Investment Management and NZ Super Fund).
The dark red flag themes are as following: Access to medicine laggards; Access to nutrition laggards; Adult entertainment; Blocking climate policy; Blocking climate resolutions; Cement carbon laggards; Civilian firearms; Controversial weapons; Conventional weapons; Deforestation & Palm oil laggards; Farm animal welfare laggards; For-profit prisons; Gambling; Gross corruption violations; Harmful pesticides; Illegal activity; Oil sands laggards; Severe environmental damage; Severe human rights violations; Thermal coal; and Tobacco.
In addition to the dark red flags, Corporate Knights also maintains a database of “light red flag” companies for the following themes: Alcohol; Energy (fossil fuels); Industrial Meat; and Nuclear Energy.
|Dark Red Flag Exclusion theme||Source|
|Access to medicine laggards||Access to Medicine Index|
|Access to nutrition laggards||Access to Nutrition Index|
|Adult entertainment||Wespath, Sin Stocks Report|
|Blocking climate policy||InfluenceMap|
|Blocking climate resolutions||InfluenceMap|
|Cement carbon laggards||NBIM|
|Civilian firearms||NZ Super Fund|
|Controversial weapons||NBIM, NZ Super Fund|
|Conventional weapons||Stockholm International Peace Research Institute|
|Deforestation & Palm oil laggards||Chain Reaction Research, NBIM, Deforestation Free Funds|
|Farm animal welfare laggards||Corporate Knights database|
|For-profit prisons||The American Friends Service Committee|
|Gambling||S&P Capital IQ|
|Gross corruption violations||NBIM|
|Illegal activity||Corporate Knights database|
|Oil sands laggards||NBIM|
|Severe environmental damage||NBIM|
|Severe human rights violations||NBIM|
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