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It’s tough to get on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies list.

We should know. We created it.

Barron's + Calvert

Lots of companies say they’re contributing to a better tomorrow. We put those claims to the test with a unique, rigorous approach to research.

Our Partnership

Barron’s relied on us to identify which companies are showing leadership in addressing the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks that are relevant to their operations.

Creating the List

To create the list, we rated the 1,000 largest (by market capitalization) publicly held companies headquartered and incorporated in the United States on their responsibility in five key stakeholder categories:

  • Shareholders (e.g., accounting policy, board structure)
  • Employees (e.g., workplace diversity, labor relations)
  • Customers (e.g., business ethics, product safety)
  • Community (e.g., human rights along the supply chain)
  • Planet (e.g., greenhouse gas emissions)

View the List

Click below to see the companies whose practices landed them in the most sustainable category.

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Research Team

To help enhance shareholder value and improve societal outcomes, we examine companies’ environmental and social exposures, as well as their governance structures. Our goal is to help investors manage risks while influencing outcomes that create positive change.

Our Approach

Our research team has a sophisticated and rigorous methodology that’s paired with decades of leadership in responsible investing — it’s at the heart of everything we do.

We parse thousands of ever-evolving data points from external data vendors to differentiate companies’ management teams on financially material ESG issues, informing our security selection and corporate engagement. Rely on us for insights into the current state as well as future trends and opportunities.

Featured Team Members

John Miller

John Miller

Years of Experience: 10

Industry Focus: Energy & Utility

Why are you part of the Calvert team?: We’re encouraged to be creative, be thought leaders and think big.

Every day is an intellectual challenge. Plus I can clearly tie our work to positive advances in climate change and energy.

Latest Blog Article
Climate change report details electrification, decarbonization investment needs?
Emma Doner

Emma Doner

Years of Experience: 6

Industry Focus: Information Technology

Why are you part of the Calvert team?: We’ve got an excellent team of analysts, all with a mission similar to my own.

The chance to create meaningful change, like working with companies to broaden their diversity, inclusion, and equality.

Latest Blog Article
Calvert's response to heightened water risk
Elif Senvardarli

Elif Senvardarli

Years of Experience: 5

Industry Focus: Industrials

Why are you part of the Calvert team?: Our company truly cares about the impact of its investments.

Being part of a team with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, all united to improve corporate responsibility.

Latest Blog Article
Calvert's continuing response to the opioid crisis
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About Calvert

Calvert Research and Management (Calvert) is a global leader in responsible investing. We sponsor one of the largest and most diversified families of responsibly invested mutual funds, encompassing active and passively managed equity, income, alternative and multi-asset strategies. With roots in responsible investing back to 1982, we seek to generate favorable investment returns for clients by allocating capital consistent with environmental, social and governance best practices and through structured engagement with portfolio companies.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Calvert manages assets on behalf of funds, individual and institutional separate account clients, and their advisors.

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