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The NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability 50 Index

Traded on the Major Exchanges -  Large-Cap and Mid-Cap companies.

CRD Analytics examined in depth more than 3,000 publicly-traded companies traded on all major exchanges, reducing the potential universe for the index to 500 companies, then 300…100…and finally, to the top 50 most sustainable companies - covering all markets and exchanges.  The top 50 companies that make up the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability 50 Index are listed below in alphabetical order. The Index was re-balanced November 1, 2009; 23 securities were added to the Index; a number of companies were removed.

The Index is an equally-weighted equity index that serves as a benchmark for stock or companies that are taking a leadership role in sustainability performance reporting and are traded on a major US stock exchange.  The companies voluntarily disclose their current environmental, social and governance risks as well as their revenue opportunities and how it will affect future performance.

The companies that made it into the Top 100 but did not make the Top 50 Index can be viewed here (NEXT 50)

SmartViewTM is a proprietary investment analytics platform that distills large sets of complex financial and extra-financial data to produce comprehensive, relevant and actionable information for investors and executive decision makers. The extra financial data is gathered and processed to quantify relevant information that provides decision makers with a view on previously unquantifiable risk and hidden alpha potential.

SmartViewTM constantly screens and filters its database of over 5,000 global companies to evaluate an investment’s sustainable performance value – a rating of a company’s total environmental, social and governance performance. Through extensive statistical analysis and testing, this system has determined the Metrics that Matter. SmartViewTM uses 200 metrics that has been proven to have a strong correlation with outperformance and improved shareholder value.

Rank

Ticker

Logo

Company Name

Market Sector

1

IBM

International Business Machines Corp.

Information Technology

2

CS

Credit Suisse Group AG

Financials

3

UBS

UBS AG

Financials

4

UPS

United Parcel Service Inc

Industrials

5

NVS

Novartis AG

Health Care

6

BAX

Baxter International Inc

Health Care

7

AZN

Astrazeneca PLC

Health Care

8

BBVA

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA

Financials

9

STT

State Street Corp.

Financials

10

INTC

Intel Corp.

Information Technology

11

GSK

Glaxosmithkline PLC

Health Care

12

ABX

Barrick Gold Corp.

Materials

13

DB

Deutsche Bank AG

Financials

14

JNJ

Johnson & Johnson

Health Care

15

ABT

Abbott Laboratories

Health Care

16

HBC

HSBC Holdings PLC

Financials

17

CSCO

Cisco Systems Inc

Information Technology

18

SAP

SAP AG

Information Technology

19

HES

Hess Corp.

Energy

20

NEM

Newmont Mining Corp.

Materials

21

JCI

Johnson Controls Inc

Consumer Discretionary

22

BHP

BHP Billiton PLC

Materials

23

UL

JPMorgan Chase

Unilever PLC

Consumer Staples

24

AGN

Allergan Inc

Health Care

25

STD

Banco Santander SA

Financials

26

AMAT

Applied Materials Inc

Information Technology

27

SU

Suncor Energy Inc

Energy

28

ERIC

Ericsson Telephone AB

Information Technology

29

XOM

Exxon Mobil Corp.

Energy

30

DOW

Dow Chemical Company

Materials

31

BT

BT Group PLC

Telecommunication Services

32

INFY

Infosys Technologies Limited

Information Technology

33

RDS.A

Royal Dutch Shell

Energy

34

TD

Toronto-Dominion Bank

Financials

35

BMY

Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Health Care

36

TXN

Texas Instruments Inc

Information Technology

37

RY

The Royal Bank Of Canada

Financials

38

STO

Statoil ASA

Energy

39

E

ENI

Energy

40

SI

Siemens AG

Industrials

41

MSFT

Microsoft Corp.

Information Technology

42

GE

General Electric Company

Industrials

43

SNY

Sanofi-Aventis

Health Care

44

PG

The Procter & Gamble Company

Consumer Staples

45

KMB

Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Consumer Staples

46

MMM

3M Company

Industrials

47

PHG

Koninklijke Philips Electronics Na

Industrials

48

FCX

Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold

Materials

49

MRK

Merck & Company Inc

Health Care

50

ASML

Asml Holding NV

Information Technology

 

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