Just Means, a news and media outlet for sustainability, has ranked 1,000 companies worldwide in order of their sustainability performance using four large factors--financial, Environmental performance indicators, Social performance indicators and Governance performance indicators.
In order to be considered for the ranking, companies had to:
- Be publicly traded on a major index,
- Have a market capitalization of at least $1 billion, and
- Produce a publicly available corporate social responsibility or sustainability report.
Here is more information about the methodology used in the ESG ranking.
Five of the top ten companies were based in the US, the other five were European or Canadian. Of the top five US companies, three were tech companies, the other two were healthcare. The number one spot is held by pharmaceutical giant, Merck, the second spot by IBM. Here is the list of the other 998 companies.
Use this list to find companies in your area. Research their corporate or sustainability report to see how it was done and where you could apply your strengths to become a valuable addition to their sustainability team.