World's Greenest Company Takes Everyone by Surprise

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This year at the World Economic Forum in Davos, sustainability in business is one of the most talked-about topics. But which company is the most sustainable in the world?

The Global 100 is an index of what the Canadian research firm Corporate Knights thinks are the 100 greenest companies in the world. It is published every year. Its goal is to highlight corporations that do the best for people and the environment by driving the transition to a low-carbon, circular economy.

In the latest rankings, which came out this week, Vestas Wind has been moved down to the second place. Schnitzer Steel Industries, a US scrap steel recycler, now has the title.

"If one of the world's dirtiest sectors can produce the most sustainable company in the world, then there is no excuse for any company in any sector not to step up," says Corporate Knights CEO Toby Heaps.

The Global 100 ranking is a list of the world's most sustainable corporations, as determined by corporate sustainability and environmental performance.

The ranking is influential and is widely recognised as a benchmark for sustainability performance among corporations. Companies on the Global 100 list are often thought to be leaders in sustainability. Investors, consumers, and other stakeholders use the list to judge how well corporations do in terms of sustainability.

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