17 Oct '11, 1pm

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Newsweek's Green Rankings

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Newsweek's Green Rankings

MSCI , a provider of decision support tools to investment institutions, opted out of the 2011 rankings after participating the first two years. It was replaced by Sustainalytics, bringing a new set of criteria and analysis to the rankings. This year’s disclosure score replaced a “reputation survey score” used during the two previous years, which was based on an opinion survey of corporate social-responsibility professionals, academics, and other environmental experts. That means this year's analysis is largely devoid of thought-leader opinion about companies, focusing instead on more tangible measures of performance. This year’s overall “green scores” are displayed as an absolute number rather than a relative one. In the past, the top company received a score of 100, with all other companies’ scores shown relative to that. Now, the green score is a raw score. Under the new...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/10/17/agony-and-ecstasy...

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