SustainableBusiness.com recently announced its 2009 Sustainable Business 20 (SB20) List: The World’s Top Sustainable Stocks. The 8th Annual SB20 List consists of 20 public companies that are leading the way to a sustainable economy. The list is presented in the Progressive Investor newsletter, published by SustainableBusiness.com, which tracks and analyzes green stocks.
To choose the 20 companies, SustainableBusiness.com works with a group of judges, who are among the most respected green stock analysts in the world. Judges select companies across the range of green business sectors – solar, wind, geothermal, smart grid, water, food, agriculture, green building and transport. In addition, over a third of the companies populating this year’s SB20 List are “Corporate Pioneers” – companies with conventional products and services that are greening their product lines.
Every company on the 2009 SB20 List has continued to grow their business during the recession, dominating their particular industry niche. Corporate pioneers have continued innovating on the green side despite the recession, an aspect which is increasingly viewed as a sign of management excellence and stronger financial performance.
The 2009 SB20 List
Company Name Ticker Sector Country
First Solar Nasdaq: FSLR Solar USA
Vestas VWS.CO; VWDRY.PK Wind Denmark
Gamesa GAM.MC; GCTAF.PK Wind Spain
Ormat NYSE: ORA Geothermal USA/Israel
WaterFurnace WFI.TO; WFIFF.PK Geothermal USA
Telvent Git, SA. Nasdaq: TLVT Smart Grid Spain
Novozymes NZYM.CO; NVZMY.PK Industrial/Ethanol Denmark
Westport Innovations Nasdaq: WPRT; Transport Canada
Pure Technologies PUR.V Water Canada
Chipotle Mexican Grill NYSE: CMG Corporate Pioneer/ USA
Naturex SA NRX.PA Food France
United Natural Nasdaq: UNFI Food USA
Plant Health Care PHC.L; PLHCF.PK Agriculture UK
Bendigo and BEN.ASX Corporate Pioneer/ Australia
Adelaide Bank Finance
Novo Nordisk NYSE: NVO Corporate Pioneer/ Denmark
Google Nasdaq: GOOG Corporate Pioneer/ USA
IBM NYSE: IBM Corporate Pioneer/ USA
Herman Miller Nasdaq: MLHR Corporate Pioneer/ USA
Philips NYSE: PHG Corporate Pioneer/ Netherlands
Timberland NYSE: TBL Corporate Pioneer/ USA
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