The list is based on “… a ‘preliminary universe’ of 50 global companies with strong “green” initiatives and solid financials, identified by KLD Research & Analytics, a provider of environmental, social and governance research and indexes.” The main characteristic of the list is that the company should be publicly traded, green it’s internal operations or grow a green business and should have good financials.
The Globe article is more informative as it divides the entire list into specific industry sectors.
- Energy Efficiency
- Renewable Energy
- Natural Resources: Water, Forests
- Green Building
- Consumer Products
- Natural Foods/ Natural Products
And a honourable mention to Google for a range of initiatives.