Fourth of July festivities may be toned down this year, but America still has reason to celebrate. According to the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations for 2009 America has more sustainable companies than any other nation on earth..
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 results were determined by Corporate Knights Inc., and Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, their evaluation revealed that over the last year the US has jumped from second to first place and for the first time America has more companies in the top 100 than Germany and France combined.
From consumer goods to utilities here is a list of the twenty most sustainable businesses in America
Advanced Micro Devices
Baxter International Inc
Coca Cola Company
Eastman Kodak Company
Goldman Sachs Group Inc
PG & E Corp.
Pinnacle West Capital Corp.
Procter & Gamble Company
FPL Group Inc
State Street Corp.
The Walt Disney Company
United Technologies Corp.
These corporations are leading the way by showing the business community that sustainability is an increasingly integral component of successful free enterprise. And for every firm mentioned in this list of corporate giants there are thousands of small businesses assuming the mantle of environmental responsibility and stewarding the transition to a more sustainable economy.
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