Canadian representation falls from 5 companies to 3 companies.
DAVOS, SWITZERLAND, January 23, 2008 – Corporate Knights Inc. and Innovest Strategic Value Advisors today announced the fourth annual Global 100 list of the most sustainable large corporations in the world. The Global 100 includes companies from 17 countries encompassing all sectors of the economy that were evaluated according to how effectively they manage environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities, relative to their industry peers.
The United Kingdom led the way with 23 Global 100 companies (same number as in 2007), plus two that are jointly headquartered in the UK. The United States followed with 17 (down from 19 in 2007) and Japan held steady at 13 to round out the top three. More than two-thirds (69/100) of the 2007 companies remained on the list in 2008. Finland, Sweden, and Australia-based companies surged ahead, with each country home to five Global 100 companies, compared toCanada, which dropped to just three Global 100 companies (from five in 2007). For the first time, a Chinese company made an appearance on the Global 100 with Honk-Kong based rapid transit railway system, MTR Corporation Limited earning top marks in the transport sector.
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