Global 100 annual list

The past 10-15 years many companies have started reporting on the impact of their company on the world. Many companies have also started producing separate annual Corporate Social Responsibilty or Sustainability reports. This type of report covers information about economic, environmental, social and governance performance.

In a previous post on my old blog I mentioned the Global Reporting Initiative and the GRI guidelines. Another, more recently formed, initiative is the Global 100 list of companies.  The Global 100 is an annual project initiated by Corporate Knights Inc. The Global 100 is a list of the top 100 most sustainable corporations. The Global 100 was launched in 2005 and the annual list of Global 100 companies is announced each year during the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The main organization behind the list is Corporate Knights (CK), which is a Toronto-based corporation active in the fields of media, research and financial products. The list is based on information gathered by four sustainability research providers: Corporate Knights, Global Currents, Inflection Point Capital Management and Phoenix Global ADVISORS LLC (Phoenix). Companies’ final Global 100 score is represented by a percentage ranging from 0-100%. The final score is driven by company performance on a set of eleven key performance indicators (KPIs). The final score is a simple average of the 11 KPI scores. An overview of the 11 KPI’s is available on the part of the website that deals with the methodology.

All the annual Global 100 lists are available from 2005 to now: