Corporate Knights Inc. and Innovest Strategic Value Advisors announced their fifth annual list of the 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the world at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The G100 includes companies from 15 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 United States added four companies from its 2008 tally for a winning total of 20 companies, knocking the U.K. to second, with 19 (down from 24 in 2008). Japan added two for 15 companies this year. Rounding out the top five were France (8) and Germany (7), while Canada, Finland, and Sweden each had five companies on the list. Two-thirds (65/100) of the 2008 companies remained on the list in 2009, and 46 of the 100 companies have been in existence for at least 100 years. You can see the list here.
Only two hotel companies made the list: Accor and Whitbread. Click here to see the methodology used.