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Share Boardwalk Portfolios: Top Rankings for Ethics and Climate
Last month, global watchdog Ethisphere released its World's Most Ethical Companies list. This week research firm Maplecroft disclosed its Climate Innovation Index. In both cases, Boardwalk's model portfolio holdings were well represented.

Among those considered most ethical, General Electric and Starbucks have made the grade for all six years of the study's existence. UPS, Cisco, Intel, Alcoa, and Pepsico were also among the domestic honorees in our models, while Accenture (Ireland), National Grid (UK) and Westpac Banking (Australia) were among the foreign holdings recognized.

The Carbon Innovation Index recognizes companies who "successfully innovate and manage climate-related opportunities and risks and are better equipped to operate in this future growth environment." Many of the same "ethical" companies are also making a serious effort to prepare for climate change. Boardwalk holdings GE, Alcoa, Intel, Hess, Praxair and Ford are among the top ten ranked firms.

For more on the Boardwalk model portfolios click Global ESG Titans or ESG 50 USA.