Cover The world's most sustainable companies in 2021 list announced (photo: Getty Images)

The annual ranking, ordinarily unveiled at the World Economic Forum in Davos, is culled from an assessment of 8,080 companies reporting more than US$1 billion in revenue

This year marks the 17th annual Corporate Knights 100 most sustainable corporations rankings. Ordinarily unveiled at the World Economic Forum in Davos—which had been scheduled to take place in person, but has been moved online due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, beginning this week—the 2021 list was unveiled today in a digital roundtable featuring opening remarks by Prince Charles. 

The annual ranking is based on an assessment of 8,080 companies that report more than US$1 billion in revenues. In the 2021 list, 46 of the most sustainable corporations are based in Europe; 33 in North America; 18 are in Asia; two are in South America; and one is in Africa. 

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Here are the top 20 most sustainable corporations of 2021:

  1. Schneider Electric SE, France
  2. Orsted A/S, Denmark
  3. Banco do Brasil SA, Brazil
  4. Neste Oyj, Finland
  5. Stantec Inc, Canada
  6. McCormick & Company Inc, United States
  7. Kering SA, France
  8. Metso Outotec, Finland
  9. American Water Works Company Inc, United States
  10. Canadian National Railway Co, Canada
  11. Rexel SA, France
  12. Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure PLC, United Kingdom
  13. Cisco Systems Inc, United States
  14. Storebrand ASA, Norway
  15. Owens Corning, United States
  16. Eisai Co Ltd, Japan
  17. Cascades Inc, Canada
  18. Brambles Ltd, Australia
  19. Iberdrola SA, Spain
  20. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, Taiwan

The full list of all 100 top-ranking most sustainable corporations of 2021 can be found at Corporate Knights

The 2021 Davos Digital Agenda can be found at the World Economic Forum website.

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