Sustainability Rankings Don’t Always Identify Sustainable Companies
Rumina Dhalla via The Conversation | British American Tobacco, Coca-Cola and Glencore were recently ranked in the top five most environmentally and socially responsible companies on the FTSE 100. As kids, we learned that smoking kills, yet British American Tobacco has a place at the top of the list, suggesting it’s a highly responsible company. Obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes are life-threatening diseases, yet Coca Cola, a leading sugar purveyor, also has a top ranking. Glencore is being investigated for alleged fraud offences, yet it’s No. 4 on the same list.