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Clean200 Continues to Outperform MSCI ACWI Global Index, Leaves Dirty Energy Company Index in the Dust


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Clean200 vs. MSCI ACWI vs. ACWI Energy


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Clean200 Continues to Outperform MSCI ACWI Global Index, Leaves Dirty Energy Company Index in the Dust

BERKELEY, CA—FEB. 16, 2022—as you sow and Corporate Knights today released their 9th update of the Carbon Clean 200TM, a list of 200 publicly traded companies around the world that are leading the way among their global peers toward a clean energy future.

Key findings include:

  • Clean200 companies generated a total return of 107.09%, beating the MSCI ACWI Broad Market Index (103.15%) and the MSCI ACWI/Energy Index of Fossil Fuel Companies, (31.67%) on the gross total return basis – USD since the inception of Clean200 on July 1. 2016 to January 31, 2022.

  • $10,000 invested in the Clean200 on July 1, 2016 would have grown to $20,709 by January 31, 2022, compared to $20,315 for the broad benchmark MSCI ACWI and $13,167 for the benchmark MSCI ACWI/Energy for fossil fuel companies.

  • The 10 companies that contributed the most to Clean200’s outperformance over the past year were mainly from China, the United States, South Korea and Canada and include electric vehicles, environmental protection, energy saving solutions and green energy themes.

“In 2016, we created the Clean200 in response to investors saying, ‘if we divest from fossil fuels, there’s nothing to invest in'” said Andrew Behar, CEO of as you sow and co-author of the report. “The Clean200 has consistently demonstrated that the future of clean energy is the clean energy of the present. This year, the scale and global diversity of leading companies continue to expand and redefine the term clean technology to refer to any company that offers products and services that will reduce the demand for fossil fuels and water.

The top 10 companies on the list by revenue include Apple Inc., which offers certified durable phones and laptops; Alphabet Inc. whose operations are powered by 100% renewable energy; Intel Corp. ; Taiwan’s TSMC for low-power chip solutions; and Iberdrola SA for the production of clean energy. Thirty-two countries are represented in the Clean200, including the United States (53), Canada (18), China (16), France (12) and Japan (11).

Here are the top 10 companies in terms of turnover on the Clean200:

Last name

Own income product or service

PPP* Clean Revenue

Own income ratio

Apple Inc.

Certified Sustainable Phones and Laptops



Alphabet Inc.

Fully powered by renewable energy



Intel Corporation

Energy efficient microchips




Energy efficient microchips



Iberdrola S.A.

Renewable energy



Tesla Inc.

Electric vehicles



Cisco Systems Inc.

energy efficient hardware



HP Inc.

energy efficient hardware



Schneider Electric SE

Energy management



Siemens AG

Emission reduction products



*PPP: Purchasing Power Parity or the International Dollar is based on the rate at which one country’s currency is converted into another country’s to buy the same amount of goods and services in each country.

Without the big tech outperformers like Amazon and Microsoft or any of the fossil fuel stocks currently rising due to high oil prices, the Clean200 still managed to outperform both blue chip and oil indices. and gas over the past five years, signaling the market. confidence in their mojo to move our economy forward after the pandemic,” said Toby Heaps, CEO of Corporate Knights and co-author of the report.

The Clean200 uses the Corporate Knights Clean Revenue database which tracks the percentage of revenue companies derive from clean economy themes, including energy efficiency; green energy; electric vehicles; banks financing low-carbon solutions; real estate companies focused on low-carbon buildings; forestry companies protecting carbon sinks; responsible miners of critical materials for the low-carbon economy; food and apparel companies with products mostly made from raw materials with a significantly lower carbon footprint; and information and communications technology (ICT) companies that are leading the way in renewable energy while being industry-leading by currently accepted privacy standards.

The list excludes companies reported on as you sow Invest Your Values ​​suite of mutual fund transparency tools that identify companies involved in fossil fuels, deforestation, weapons, gender inequality, tobacco, and the prison industrial complex.

“We will continue to follow and share the emergence of this economic powerhouse,” Behar continued. “There is now clear financial evidence showing that a wide range of businesses and market forces are effecting economic transformation, which is our greatest hope in controlling climate change.”

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as you sow is the nation’s leading not-for-profit shareholder advocacy organization, with a 30-year track record in promoting corporate environmental and social responsibility and promoting values-aligned investing. His areas of interest include climate change, ocean plastics, pesticides, racial justice, workplace diversity and executive compensation. Click here to as you sow tool for monitoring shareholder resolutions.

Corporate Knights is a research and media B Corp that seeks to provide insights that empower people to harness markets for a better world.

**as you sow and Corporate Knights are not investment advisers, nor do they provide financial planning, legal or tax advice. Nothing in the Carbon Clean 200 report should constitute or be construed as an offer of financial instruments or as investment advice or recommendation.**


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