Global Sustainable 100

Special presentation to commemorate the UN HLPF(High-Level Political Forum)ASD had been selected as the official Exhibitions Organizer for UN High-Level Political Forum) at the 2019 UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (UN HLPF 2019) at the New York United Nations Headquarters. With that, we announced the Global Sustainable Leaders 100 under the same theme for the international community.The 2020 ‘Global Sustainable Leaders 100’ will be announced in celebration of receiving H.E. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande’s(President of the UN General Assembly representing 193 UN member states) official letter encouraging the public and private sector to implement the SDGs and actively respond to Covid-19.


‘Global Sustainable 100′ Award Selection Process (Announced in Jul)


1. Reference Data

The United Nations Open SDG Data Hub

SDG Business Forum

The Forbes Global 2000 Biggest Companies

The Fortune Global 500

ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) Report

Political Declaration for SDG Summit 2019

The Fortune Global World’s 50 Greatest Leaders


2. Evaluation Criteria and Indicators

Criteria Leaders Companies and Brands
Environment 5 indicators 10 Basis Points 5 indicators 10 Basis Points
Governance 2 indicators 2 indicators
Policy 3 indicators 3 indicators
Economic Performance 5 indicators 5 indicators
Innovativeness 4 indicators 4 indicators
Resilience and Promotion of Wellness 6 indicators 6 indicators
Expandability 5 indicators 5 indicators
Relations with the

United Nations and the Government

3 indicators 3 indicators
SDGs-related activities 7 indicators 7 indicators
Relations with the Association 3 indicators 3 indicators
43 indicators Score 100 43 Indicators Score 100


3. Selection Process

[ The Most Sustainable Global Leaders 100 ] (3,000 important leaders in the world)

30 Most Sustainable Business Leaders (Major Companies)

10 Most Sustainable Innovative Businesses (Startups, SMEs)

30 Most Sustainable Political Leaders (Assembly, Ministry)

20 Most Sustainable social-environmental Leaders

10 Young Leaders under 40


[ The Most Sustainable Global Brands 100 ] (2,000 important businesses in the world)

60 Most Sustainable Global Brands

40 Most Sustainable Brands


[ Global Sustainable Group ]

10 Most Sustainable Group


4. Announcement date and distribution

2019.07.18, ASD announced the Global Sustainable 100 List at UN Headquarters in New York, and the list was produced as a special brochure and distributed to the press and participants of the High-Level Political Forum 2019.


5. 10 Criteria, 43 Indicators

Evaluation Criteria Indicators
Environment Endeavor to reduce carbon emission based on the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
Preparation for environmental pollutants such as plastics
Environmental regulations within organization and environmental awareness of members
Endeavor to save Energy
Activities to prevent the pollution of marine, forest, and land ecosystem
Governance Global Sustainable Partnerships (Individual, Organizations)
Implementation of Sustainable (Development Goals) Management Principles
Policy Policy formulation and legislation to improve environmental pollution and Social Inequality
Establishment of Institutions within individuals or organizations for sustainability
Efforts to alleviate inequalities within and between countries
Economic Performance Contribution in global macroeconomic stability
Production and Consumption of Sustainable eco-friendly products
Securing financial sustainability
Issuing Green Bond and sustainability Bond
Establishment of Eco-friendly Global Economy through virtuous cycle of resources
Innovativeness Leading Society Through new technologies
Reducing Inequality in Technology
Development and Research for Sustainable Eco-Friendly Technology
Innovative Propositions leading to Social Change
Resilience and Wellness Enhancement Promote resilience of vulnerable social group
Implementation Sendai Framework
Promote resilience about Climate and Natural Disaster
Efforts to Prevent Chronic disease
Efforts to promote human health and hygiene
Compliance with WHO and international organization principles
Expandability Public activities of sustainability
Cooperation with internal and external media and public relations agency
Changing of member’s attitudes towards the organization
Expansion through cooperations with the United Nations
Global Partnership Network
Relations with the United Nations and the Government Cooperation with the United Nations (UN)
Cooperation with intergovernmental organization including IPCC, OECD
Direct engagement in UN related activities
SDGs-related activities Establishment SDGs practice standards
Publication and submission sustainability management reports
Concrete project with SDGs organization
Recognition of best leader in the organization
SDGs Recognition of members
Achievements of SDGs activities
Activities and participation of UN HLPF
Relations with the Association Members of Korea Association for Supporting the SDGs for the UN(ASD) and global partnership exchange
Implementation project with the associaiton
Efforts to spread SDGs through the association