Who’s behind it? – World Benchmarking Alliance



How can it help? – The SDG2000 list identifies developed by the World Benchmarking Alliance identifies the 2,000 most influential, forward-looking companies on the SDGs, and well-positioned to help delivering the SDG Agenda by 2030.

The list is comprised of companies which collectively make up half of the entire global economy and are responsible for $43 trillion in revenue. WBA identified the keystone companies within seven transformations and relevant industries to shape a list that goes beyond just size, by also looking at impact and influence. 

Among the key findings: 

  • The list has a global footprint with headquarters across seventy- four countries from Algeria to
  • One in four of the companies are headquartered in developing, emerging or frontier
    markets. The most influential companies by number of headquarters are US, EU, China, Japan
  • The list spans industries from apparel, asset managers and agricultural products to telecoms,
    utilities and waste management by direct impact and through supply chains
  • A number of companies are so diversified that they feature across four of the seven
  • The circular economy – circular is currently the largest transformation with 750 companies


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