Category Archives: Rankings

Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2018

Eight out of the Top 10 are technology or tech-related brands. This category continues to dominate the rankings with Google and Apple retaining the number 1 and 2 spots, growing +23% to $302.1 billion and +28% to $300.6 billion respectively. Amazon moved into the no.3 position ahead of Microsoft, growing +49% to $207.6 billion, while Tencent rose to no.5 ahead of Facebook(no.6) growing +65% …
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Global Innovation Index 2018

The Global Innovation Index (GII) provides detailed metrics about the innovation performance of 126 countries which represent 90.8% of the world’s population and 96.3% of global GDP. Its 80 indicators explore a broad vision of innovation, including political environment, education, infrastructure and business sophistication. The GII 2018 marks the 11th edition of the GII, and …
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QS Best Student Cities in the World 2018

Climbing two places from last year’s cities ranking, London is now the top student city in the world according to this year’s QS Best Student Cities ranking, followed by Tokyo and Melbourne in second and third position respectively. Barcelona in 31st position and Madrid 32nd, are the only two Spanish cities to make the top 50 list. Home to several leading universities, …
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Most Reputable Companies in the World in 2018

Rolex, Lego and Google Top Reputation Institute’s 2018 Global RepTrak® 100 – World’s Largest Corporate Reputation Study. The top 10 companies in RI’s 2018 Global RepTrak® 100 are: Rolex LEGO Group Google Canon The Walt Disney Company Sony Adidas Robert Bosch BMW Group Microsoft High risers in the Top 100 rankings are Samsung (+44), LG …
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The Best Places to Work in Spain 2018

Great Place to Work®, a global benchmark in Human Resources research and management, this month presented awards to the 50 companies featured in the Best Workplaces Spain 2018. The original list of candidates included more than 300 companies of wildly varying sizes and sectors. The companies that topped the ranking for 2018 are Vodafone España (in the “>1,000 employees” …
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Mercer’s 2018 Global Quality of Living Ranking

For the ninth consecutive year, Vienna, Austria tops our Quality of Living ranking. Zurich, Switzerland and Munich, Germany followed Vienna. Western European cities continues to surpass the rest of the world when it comes to expatriate quality of living by taking 8 of the top spots. Mercer’s authoritative Quality of Living Survey is the most comprehensive …
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Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work for 2018

Salesforce is the No. 1 place to work jumping seven spots from last year. Wegmans Food Markets, Ultimate Software, The Boston Consulting Group and Edward Jones round out the top five. To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. The ranking …
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The 2018 NAFE Top 70 Companies for Executive Women

A. T. Kearney, Abbott and Accenture are the best companies for executive women, according to a list compiled by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE). The annual Top Companies list this year highlights a record number of employers. A division of Working Mother Media, NAFE expanded the 2018 rankings from 60 to 70 in …
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Fostering Effective Energy Transition

The first edition of the Fostering Effective Energy Transition report, prepared with analytical support from McKinsey & Company, is part of the World Economic Forum System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Energy. The report Fostering Effective Energy Transition: A Fact-Based Framework to Support Decision-Making introduces the “Energy Transition Index”, which builds upon the previous …
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World Happiness Report 2018

This year Finland takes the top spot as the happiest country as measured by surveys undertaken by Gallup International from 2015-2017. Rounding out the rest of the top ten in order of overall happiness are Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, and Australia. The U.S. ranked 18th. The least happy countries are …
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