From: Paul Geary, ENN
Published July 28, 2005 12:00 AM Lists its Top 20 Sustainable Stocks has published its list of the world's top 20 sustainable stocks. These are public companies that have been deemed by the analysts at to be at the forefront of creating a sustainable economy.

The list is designed both to educate the public and to help investors who want to put their money in socially responsible companies.

Companies are either producers of goods that help the environment, such as SolarWorld AG, or are companies that have internal practices that are designed to be greener. Swiss Re, for instance, is a reinsurance company. (Reinsurers insure other insurance companies against catastrophic loss.)

A number of industries are represented, and the geographic distribution is wide. While many of these companies may not be recognizable to the general public, some have had a reputation for environmental stewardship for some time, such as Whole Foods and Timberland.

Others such as Chiquita may surprise the person familiar with the history of that name, but it's a very different company today.


Baldor Electric Co. (NYSE:BEZ)

Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ)

Chiquita Brands International (NYSE:CQB)

East Japan Railway (Tokyo:9020)

Electrolux AB (Stockholm: ELUXB)

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (Nasdaq:GMCR)

Henkel (Berlin: HEN.BE)

Herman Miller (NYSE:MLHR)

Natura Cosméticos SA (Sao Paolo:NATU3.SA)

Novozymes A/S (Copenhagen: NZYMb.CO)

Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI)

Sharp Corp. (Tokyo: 6753)

Sims Group Ltd. (Australia: SMS.AX)

SolarWorld AG (Berlin: SWV.BE)

STMicroelectronics NV (NYSE:STM)

Swiss Re (Geneva: RUKN:SWX)

Timberland Company (NYSE:TBL)

Umweltbank AG (Berlin: UBK.BE)

Vestas Wind Systems AS (Copenhagen: VWS.CO)

Whole Foods Market (WFMI)

Honorable Mention: Precious Woods (Geneva: PRWN: SWX)


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