As usual at this time of the year the annual ranking of the most sustainable corporations was published in Davos at the World Economic Forum Summit last weekend. We have taken a closer look into the methodology last year. As methodology remains basically unchanged this year there is no need for a new rating. But as access to the methodology is not as convenient as it used to be and there is less free access to former years data we will put a new rating under consideration for next year. And still one shortcoming of the ranking is that it has a predefined number of slots per industry. This would exclude well performing corporations if they are not among the top performers within their industry.
So lets take a look to the results. The ranking shows a new leader, which is biotech giant Biogen – last years #2 in the ranking. Interesting is runner up Allergan as the pharmaceutical corporation wasn’t even among the top 100 last year – and most recently acquired by Actavis in December 2014. Note that #1 and #2 are part of the pharmaceutical & biotech industry! Most of the other companies are the “usual suspects”. Back in the Ranking is Danske Bank after it had been excluded for three years. Being #10 in the ranking Danske jumps to the best sustainability performer in the financial sector according to the Global 100. To see the whole ranking visit http://www.corporateknights.com/reports/global-100/.