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2015 Global 100 results

The Global 100 process begins each year on October 1, when the starting universe for the index is established.  Companies in the starting universe are put through four screens, and the companies that emerge constitute the Global 100 Shortlist.  Companies in the Shortlist are then scored on the priority KPIs for their particular GICS Industry.  The top overall performers from each GICS Sector are named to the final Global 100, subject to the number of slots reserved for each GICS Sector.

The Global 100 index (which is equally weighted) commenced on February 1, 2005. From inception to December 31, 2014, it delivered a total return of 90.76%, compared to 96.98% for its benchmark, the MSCI All Country World Index. This is the first year-end that the Global 100 Index has fallen behind its benchmark, in large part due to the rising U.S. dollar, as 81 per cent of Global 100 constituents trade in non-US denominated currencies, versus approximately 50% for the MSCI ACWI. The Global 100 is calculated by Solactive, the German index provider.  It is available on Bloomberg under the ticker <CKG100 Index> and on Reuters under the ticker <.CKG100>.

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Rank - 2015Company nameCountry of DomicileGICS IndustryEnergy Productivity ScoreGHG Productivity ScoreWater Productivity ScoreWaste Productivity ScoreCEO / Average Worker Pay RatioPercentage Tax PaidBoard DiversityClean Capitalism Pay LinkOverall Score
1Biogen IdecUnited StatesBiotechnology87.50%87.50%100.00%75.00%164.624.00%25.00%Yes73.50%
2AllerganUnited StatesPharmaceuticals81.60%85.30%82.30%86.50%23.20%22.20%Yes72.80%
3AdidasGermanyTextiles. Apparel & Luxury Goods83.30%100.00%83.30%87.50%63.921.00%16.70%Yes72.60%
4Keppel LandSingaporeReal Estate Management & Development73.80%52.90%44.80%65.00%71.817.10%25.00%Yes71.30%
5KeskoFinlandFood & Staples Retailing30.50%69.20%71.40%78.60%50.122.40%28.60%Yes70.00%
6Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW)GermanyAutomobiles64.20%76.40%85.00%85.00%86.414.60%20.00%Yes69.20%
7Reckitt Benckiser GroupUnited KingdomHousehold Products90.60%75.00%95.80%96.40%194.322.80%10.00%Yes68.80%
8CentricaUnited KingdomMulti-Utilities38.00%80.10%67.00%71.40%46.318.30%27.00%Yes68.50%
9Schneider ElectricFranceElectrical Equipment75.40%80.70%79.70%53.30%65.513.40%20.00%Yes68.40%
10Danske BankDenmarkBanks74.10%84.10%75.70%34.50%13.430.30%12.50%Yes68.40%
11Tim HortonsCanadaHotels Restaurants & Leisure59.30%71.30%62.20%77.70%24.00%25.00%Yes68.20%
12OutotecFinlandConstruction & Engineering73.90%85.60%79.40%83.80%20.131.80%28.60%No67.80%
13Novo NordiskDenmarkPharmaceuticals74.30%71.60%65.80%56.20%38.924.20%18.20%Yes67.60%
14L'OrealFrancePersonal Products87.50%85.00%60.00%63.80%66.821.20%21.40%Yes66.80%
15BT GroupUnited KingdomDiversified Telecommunication64.40%87.80%55.50%81.20%80.34.10%22.00%Yes66.80%
16Marks & Spencer GroupUnited KingdomMultiline Retail70.80%63.80%100.00%100.00%68.812.00%29.00%Yes66.60%
17Dassault SystemesFranceSoftware64.30%65.60%37.50%43.70%24.618.20%33.00%Yes66.60%
18Johnson & JohnsonUnited StatesPharmaceuticals76.00%75.30%78.80%46.90%13.20%25.00%Yes66.20%
19EnagasSpainGas Utilities17.40%21.40%62.50%53.90%22.410.20%20.00%Yes66.00%
20StorebrandNorwayInsurance86.00%89.00%86.80%78.20%20.40.20%50.00%No66.00%
21Commonwealth Bank of AustraliaAustraliaBanks89.70%61.70%82.70%41.00%66.626.80%30.00%Yes65.80%
22UnileverUnited KingdomFood Products74.00%92.30%87.60%95.00%236.317.90%35.70%Yes65.70%
23Atlas CopcoSwedenMachinery80.50%91.60%75.50%63.60%43.219.60%25.00%Yes65.40%
24StarHubSingaporeWireless Telecommunication Services74.80%79.70%77.70%89.30%28.79.80%0.00%Yes65.30%
25Koninklijke Philips ElectronicsNetherlandsIndustrial Conglomerates43.00%58.10%79.80%81.80%82.917.20%25.00%Yes65.20%
26Coca-Cola EnterprisesUnited StatesBeverages75.60%91.40%82.20%79.70%281.417.30%33.30%Yes65.20%
27StatoilNorwayOil. Gas & Consumable Fuels44.30%76.30%71.20%61.20%12.948.30%50.00%Yes65.20%
28KoneFinlandMachinery88.30%82.30%75.00%77.80%16.623.20%25.00%Yes65.10%
29Teck ResourcesCanadaMetals & Mining47.00%67.70%48.50%68.30%80.29.10%14.30%Yes65.00%
30Galp EnergiaPortugalOil, Gas & Consumable Fuels58.10%74.90%81.70%87.80%26.814.00%5.00%Yes64.50%
31Neste OilFinlandOil, Gas & Consumable Fuels56.70%81.70%77.30%72.70%12.16.60%42.90%Yes64.40%
32SyngentaSwitzerlandChemicals75.50%79.20%69.50%29.20%47.310.10%30.00%Yes64.00%
33NokiaFinlandTechnology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals56.30%37.50%75.00%81.30%137.433.00%No64.00%
34City DevelopmentsSingaporeReal Estate Management & Development71.00%56.40%43.70%52.50%182.314.30%11.10%Yes63.70%
35VivendiFranceDiversified Telecommunication75.40%63.40%71.00%85.40%24.29.00%35.70%Yes63.60%
36POSCOSouth KoreaMetals & Mining10.80%11.40%76.20%84.10%23.516.40%0.00%Yes63.40%
37TELUSCanadaDiversified Telecommunication45.90%57.80%54.00%92.70%156.27.00%15.40%Yes62.90%
38Sigma-AldrichUnited StatesChemicals79.50%80.90%89.10%94.10%21.40%10.00%No62.90%
39HenkelGermanyHousehold Products65.60%58.90%72.60%50.90%116.418.80%25.00%Yes62.70%
40Electricite de FranceFranceElectric Utilities64.30%59.20%53.00%61.40%6.19.60%27.80%Yes62.60%
41Westpac BankingAustraliaBanks72.40%52.30%67.90%53.90%70.731.00%30.00%Yes62.20%
42Credit AgricoleFranceBanks73.00%92.10%69.50%0.00%25.320.70%26.10%Yes61.70%
43NovozymesDenmarkChemicals66.20%64.60%61.70%48.60%32.717.70%33.30%Yes61.50%
44Natura CosmeticosBrazilPersonal Products79.20%90.00%85.00%15.00%45.419.60%33.00%Yes61.50%
45Samsung ElectronicsSouth KoreaSemiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment45.50%63.80%62.10%55.10%90.815.10%11.10%Yes61.40%
46DNBNorwayBanks80.90%67.90%0.00%55.60%8.534.30%50.00%Yes61.40%
47EcolabUnited StatesChemicals89.20%94.50%93.60%40.40%439.715.00%20.00%No61.20%
48LegrandFranceElectrical Equipment56.90%53.30%61.10%36.50%42.921.10%40.00%Yes60.80%
49General MillsUnited StatesFood Products58.50%51.40%55.70%57.80%20.00%30.80%Yes60.80%
50EisaiJapanPharmaceuticals54.60%34.80%35.00%73.20%10.222.90%9.10%No60.50%
51LG ElectronicsSouth KoreaHousehold Durables60.40%42.10%60.80%54.70%3115.50%0.00%Yes60.40%
52Wolters KluwerNetherlandsMedia46.30%56.70%66.30%0.00%79.411.40%33.30%Yes59.70%
53Agilent TechnologiesUnited StatesLife Sciences Tools & Services46.90%75.00%0.00%87.50%175.77.50%11.10%Yes59.50%
54AccentureIrelandIT Services82.20%64.10%0.00%87.50%21.30%25.00%Yes59.40%
55SiemensGermanyIndustrial Conglomerates78.70%76.40%56.30%71.60%105.518.30%23.30%Yes59.40%
56IntelUnited StatesSemiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment59.80%48.50%51.50%29.20%16.10%20.00%Yes59.30%
57BombardierCanadaAerospace & Defense38.30%60.00%53.40%64.60%70.97.50%20.00%Yes59.20%
58Skandinaviska Enskilda BankenSwedenBanks63.50%87.40%61.20%31.10%15.921.40%35.70%No58.70%
59British Sky Broadcasting GroupUnited KingdomMedia75.80%64.10%70.60%88.20%19.217.70%13.00%No58.70%
60DaimlerGermanyAutomobiles57.70%80.30%82.60%36.60%120.815.50%25.00%Yes58.70%
61Adobe SystemsUnited StatesSoftware48.20%29.10%91.70%83.30%16.30%15.40%Yes58.50%
62ShireIrelandPharmaceuticals86.10%93.60%68.50%73.20%527.418.40%20.00%No57.90%
63UCBBelgiumPharmaceuticals54.50%64.40%72.20%54.20%19.20%25.00%Yes57.60%
64EnbridgeCanadaOil. Gas & Consumable Fuels51.90%86.80%75.00%0.00%685.10%15.00%Yes57.60%
65HessUnited StatesOil. Gas & Consumable Fuels69.00%60.20%80.60%18.30%171.925.00%14.30%Yes57.20%
66Aeroports de ParisFranceTransportation Infrastructure37.80%52.50%38.50%11.70%4.415.70%42.00%Yes56.80%
67Sun Life FinancialCanadaInsurance57.80%71.10%56.20%19.40%10.30%30.80%Yes56.60%
68PearsonUnited KingdomMedia32.40%25.20%7.50%59.60%36.913.90%20.00%Yes56.40%
69Cisco SystemsUnited StatesCommunications Equipment45.00%52.50%56.20%70.00%11213.30%25.00%Yes56.40%
70Shinhan Financial GroupSouth KoreaBanks15.20%33.90%51.80%60.70%12.127.90%0.00%Yes56.40%
71Johnson ControlsUnited StatesAuto Components62.70%57.60%71.40%24.30%351.924.60%20.00%Yes56.20%
72Colgate-PalmoliveUnited StatesHousehold Products56.30%50.90%45.90%33.90%27.40%20.00%Yes56.20%
73Lenovo GroupChinaTechnology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals64.20%75.00%75.70%40.90%42014.80%10.00%Yes56.10%
74General ElectricUnited StatesIndustrial Conglomerates52.40%48.20%50.00%47.70%61.311.80%27.80%Yes56.10%
75H&M Hennes & MauritzSwedenSpecialty Retail16.60%49.70%21.30%100.00%60.521.70%50.00%Yes56.00%
76The Toronto-Dominion BankCanadaBanks53.20%69.20%42.60%87.90%107.814.30%35.70%Yes55.90%
77Campbell SoupUnited StatesFood Products29.50%33.60%13.50%40.00%19.30%33.30%Yes55.80%
78Australia & New Zealand Banking GroupAustraliaBanks66.60%41.50%83.60%64.70%102.913.30%20.00%Yes55.50%
79National Australia BankAustraliaBanks73.80%45.40%59.00%39.00%7522.00%9.10%Yes54.50%
80BG GroupUnited KingdomOil. Gas & Consumable Fuels28.90%42.80%88.90%38.30%13.525.50%21.40%Yes54.50%
81RenaultFranceAutomobiles42.30%65.40%39.40%32.50%50.88.20%21.10%Yes54.20%
82BNP ParibasFranceBanks33.00%50.30%37.70%26.00%32.126.10%36.00%Yes54.10%
83Varian Medical SystemsUnited StatesHealth Care Equipment & Supplies57.70%56.30%68.70%36.30%62.224.40%19.00%No54.00%
84CapitaLandSingaporeReal Estate Management & Development32.90%15.90%21.80%19.40%84.421.00%18.20%Yes53.90%
85CelesticaCanadaElectronic Equip., Instruments34.10%42.60%47.30%53.40%299.86.70%22.20%Yes53.90%
86Bank of MontrealCanadaBanks33.90%44.90%22.70%66.70%76.15.90%33.00%Yes53.70%
87Telefonaktiebolaget LM EricssonSwedenCommunications Equipment61.20%60.00%0.00%18.80%71.51.90%33.30%Yes53.20%
88London Stock Exchange GroupUnited KingdomDiversified Financial Services81.40%52.90%91.60%80.00%62.518.20%0.00%No53.20%
89Baker HughesUnited StatesEnergy Equipment & Services45.00%62.90%3.10%37.50%25.60%18.20%Yes53.00%
90EncanaCanadaOil, Gas & Consumable Fuels11.50%17.50%52.10%0.00%11.70%33.30%Yes53.00%
91Hang Seng BankHong Kong SAR, ChinaBanks91.80%64.70%85.70%66.80%43.213.70%31.30%No52.80%
92SanofiFrancePharmaceuticals54.20%59.40%37.90%43.70%4617.10%25.00%Yes52.50%
93Suncor EnergyCanadaOil. Gas & Consumable Fuels8.50%26.90%14.00%6.20%66.835.80%15.40%Yes52.30%
94British LandUnited KingdomReal Estate Investment Trusts12.00%54.40%66.90%10.60%16.5-0.10%18.00%Yes52.00%
95ASML HoldingNetherlandsSemiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment65.90%71.10%84.90%96.00%116.57.30%37.50%No51.70%
96ElectrocomponentsUnited KingdomElectronic Equip., Instruments71.00%77.70%93.10%76.30%36.817.80%13.00%No51.30%
97PrologisUnited StatesReal Estate Investment Trusts94.30%91.90%0.00%0.00%11.60%20.00%Yes50.50%
98Intact FinancialCanadaInsurance5.30%28.30%0.00%0.00%29.00%36.40%Yes50.30%
99EMCUnited StatesTechnology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals31.30%31.30%56.30%0.00%8.70%16.70%Yes49.90%
100Essilor International S.A.FranceHealth Care Equipment & Supplies26.90%79.10%30.20%70.40%57.127.00%26.70%No48.20%

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