Unilever tops sustainability leadership list for a second year

Consumer products behemoth Unilever rode the top spot among corporate sustainability leaders for a second consecutive year, according to the latest survey of industry experts and professionals by research firm GlobeScan Incorporated and SustainAbility Ltd., a think tank and strategy consultancy.

Highlights of the survey results, which were released today in London, also show that the Patagonia outdoor clothing and gear company, Nike, Siemens, IBM and Nestle have edged into the list of leading firms:

The list of companies that made the cut this year isn't markedly different from the roster for 2011, as a comparison of the leaderboards for the two years show:

However, the 825 sustainability experts who responded to the survey this year have become more exacting in their view of what it takes to be a green leader.

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