Last year was a big year for sustainability focused companies, in fact many have suggested that 2015 was a turning point for sustainable business. Here are some of the best corporate brands in the world as determined by two leading organizations, the CDP and RobecoSAM. The CDP Global Climate Change Report 2015 includes an “A List” and RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016 includes a list of Industry Leaders.
The CDP Global Climate Change Report 2015 offers analysis of the current state of the corporate response to the causes of global warming. The report includes an “A List” of 113 brands in ten different sector categories. To compile the A List CDP analyzed information submitted by almost 2,000 companies. Brands were assessed on a their climate actions including emissions reduction.
Here is the list of all 113 A List companies in each of the following categories: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Energy, Information Technology, Materials,Telecommunication Services and Utilities.
RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016 ranks the sustainability performance of companies in 59 industries. Company with the highest score in each industry earn the distinction of being named RobecoSAM Industry Leader. A total of 2,126 companies from 42 different countries were analyzed based on their performance in financially material ESG criteria.
Europe holds the greatest number of companies (203) included in the Yearbook as well as the most gold class medal winners (36). The US has 75 companies included in this year’s Yearbook and 10 gold class medal winners: Abbott Laboratories, Agilent Technologies, Alcoa, Ball Corp, Biogen, Humana, Newmont Mining, Owens Corning, Reynolds American and Wyndham Worldwide. Last year nine US-based companies won gold class medals in the 2015 RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook.
Here is the complete list of RobecoSAM’s Industry Leaders.