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Commerzbank has been included for the first time in Corporate Knight’s “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index” (G100) and has reached the 67th place in the 2019 ranking. Of the five German corporations included in the index Commerzbank has received the second-best rating and is under the top 10 of 14 listed global banks.

The goal of the G100 is to establish sustainability in the corporate world and to prove that successful Multi-National Corporations from different sectors can be fiscally responsible, financially successful and oriented towards sustainability. The ranking is carried out on a yearly basis since 2005 with a data analysis of the largest publicly listed companies in the world. They are screened for adequate performance disclosure, good financial health, and responsible business practices, for example through the exclusion of certain companies or methods in the arms industry. The resulting shortlisted companies are scored on a mix and weighting of up to 21 performance metrics, tailored to their sector/peer group. The final G100 represents the top performers from each sector/peer group, with the number from each sector based on the relative size of its global market capitalization.

Corporate Knights is a media, research and financial information products company based in Canada. It has dedicated itself to “clean capitalism”, which means promoting an economic system where prices fully incorporate social, economic and ecological costs and benefits, and market participants are clearly aware of the consequences of their actions The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index is presented every year at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

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