Maplecroft’s Climate Innovation Indexes (CIIs) – which rank 360 of the largest US companies according to their innovation of clean-tech solutions and new products, mitigation of climate change related risks and management of carbon emissions – was released earlier this morning.

The top 20 US firms are ranked below, along with their sectors:

  1. General Electric Co, Industrial 
  2. Alcoa Inc, Basic Materials
  3. Johnson Controls Inc, Consumer, Cyclical
  4. Ford Motor Co, Consumer, Cyclical
  5. Intel Corp, Technology
  6. Hess Corp, Energy
  7. Air Products & Chemicals Inc, Basic Materials
  8. Praxair Inc, Basic Materials 
  9. United Technologies Corp, Industrial
  10. Autodesk Inc, Technology
  11. Covanta Holding Corp, Energy
  12. PG&E Corp, Utilities
  13. Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Financial
  14. Life Technologies Corp, Consumer, Non-cyclical
  15. Lexmark International Inc, Technology
  16. Weyerhaeuser Co, Basic Materials
  17. Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc, Consumer, Non-cyclical
  18. Advanced Micro Devices Inc, Technology
  19. PSEG Inc, Utilities
  20. Applied Materials Inc, Technology

The Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes (CIIs) are the single most exhaustive study of the USA’s largest multinational companies are managing and adapting to climate change, with a special focus on innovation.Maplecroft rated each company against more than 100 criteria, including: technological innovation and new working practices to combat climate change impacts; management of climate-related issues; adaption to physical climate-related risks, such as flooding or more extreme weather events throughout the supply chain; and the reduction of GHG emissions.

See Fast Company’s The Companies Combatting Climate Change In The Most Innovative Ways for more details