- The 2013 Southeastern Corporate Sustainability Rankings have expanded to align to Region 4 of the EPA and the General Services Admnistration and now will include a total of eight states. In the past, we have ranked companies in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. The 2013 Rankings will also include Mississippi and Kentucky. As a result, well known brands such as YUM!, Humana, Churchill Downs Inc., Lexmark, Sanderson Farms, and Papa Johns are eligible to be ranked.
- We are proud to announce the addition of an Official Education Partner to the Southeastern Corporate Sustainability Rankings organization. As a measure of our dedication to increasing the transparency of the metrics and methodology used to determine our rankings, Homrich Partners, LLC is now the Official Education Partner of the Southeastern Corporate Sustainability Rankings.
During 2014, Homrich Partners will be conducting a series of webinars and roundtables to assist all southeastern companies better understand our methodology and metrics. Homrich Partners is the premier corporate sustainability consulting firm in the Southeast, and is best known for its tools and frameworks that cut through the complexity and connect sustainability to the “show-me-the-money” agendas of CEO’s and investors.
The SmartView® 360 Platform powers global sustainability indexes, rankings and investment portfolios such as the NASDAQ CRD Global Sustainability Index (QCRD), the Sustainability Leadership Report: Measuring Perception vs. Reality (in partnership with BrandLogic), and the SeaCrest Global Clean Energy Portfolio.
2012, as reflected in the 2013 rankings, was a significant year for the advancement and adoption of sustainability among Southeastern corporations, with a major increase in the number of companies reporting. Reviewing the 2012 results over 2011, 181 companies increased by 1 category and 57 companies accelerated 2 categories.
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Congratulations to all companies that are included in the 2013 Southeastern Corporate Sustainability Rankings! These companies have made a clear commitment to sustainability, and we are delighted to commend their progress in the forthcoming releases.