Episode 24: Keeping track of corporate sustainability commitments: interview with Toby Heap, the CEO and co-founder of Corporate Knights Inc. a media company
How well are companies doing when it comes to sustainability? This is a key question that Corporate Knights assesses in its annual Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations—based on publicly available information provided by companies around the world. In this interview, Toby explains how Corporate Knights assess companies’ sustainability credentials –and the different ways in which Corporate Knights provides information on sustainability and clean capitalism. He assesses the overall progress that companies have made-and the terrain that still needs to be covered –and identifies a wide range of accessible user friendly information sources to help assess companies sustainability initiatives.
Corporate Knights Inc. is a Canadian a media company that produces corporate rankings, research reports and financial product ratings based on corporate sustainability performance. Its best-known rankings include the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada and the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations.
It also publishes of Corporate Knights Magazine– which focuses on how companies, markets and governments are advancing social and environmental sustainability worldwide. It calls itself “the magazine for clean capitalism.” Toby spearheaded the first global ranking of the world’s 100 most sustainable corporations in 2005.
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