Methodology Overview: The Definitive Global Sustainability Benchmark
The 2013 Global 100 Methodology
The Global 100 is the most extensive data-driven corporate sustainability assessment in the world. The flow chart below outlines the methodology used to determine the 2013 Global 100. Details about the Screening Criteria can be found here, and details of the Selection criteria can be found here. The Global 100 methodology for evaluating companies' sustainability or "clean capitalism" performance was cited as a leading global practice (by SustainAbility in their Rate the Raters research program, Phase 4).1
All companies that had a market capitalization in excess of $US 2 billion as of Oct 1, 2012.
Four screens are employed based on companies' sustainability disclosure practices, financial health, product category and financial sanctions. Companies that pass all four screens constitute the 2013 Global 100 Shortlist.
Companies in the 2013 Global 100 Shortlist are assessed on 12 key performance indicators (KPIs). The Global 100 is comprised of the highest ranking companies in the shortlist subject to each industry group's cap.