ESG Book has launched its ESG Companies leaderboard, a global ranking of the 100 leading corporate performers on ESG issues.
Updated monthly, the Top 100 ESG Companies leaderboard is a ranking of the world’s largest publicly listed companies, each with a market value above $10 billion, from 20 leading market indices. Companies are assessed on their ESG Score, which offers a sector-specific analysis of corporate performance on financially material ESG criteria and identifies sustainable companies that are better positioned to outperform over the long-term.
ESG Book’s ranking also includes its proprietary Temperature Score metric, which translates the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from each company to a score based on sector-specific emissions pathways. In addition, each company’s annual GHG emissions (tonnes of equivalent CO2) are listed in the ranking.
ASML, a Dutch supplier to the semiconductor industry, tops the 100 Most Sustainable Companies ranking with an ESG Score of 73.13. Check Point Software Technologies, an American-Israeli cyber-security company, ranks second with an ESG Score of 72.64, followed by the French luxury goods company Hermès with an ESG Score of 71.71.
Dr Daniel Klier, CEO of ESG Book, says, “Sustainability is transforming capital markets at an unprecedented rate, driven by investor demand, regulation, and real economy changes. However, markets require clearer and more transparent information about the non-financial performance of companies.”