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Boston Consulting Group

Top 50 Most innovative companies, June 2021

Brand Finance

Global 500: the world's most valuable brands, Jan. 2022

BrandZ (Kantar)

Top 100 most valuable global brands, 2022

Clarivate / Derwent (formerly Thomson Reuters)
Top 100 global innovators, 2022
CB Insights
Global unicorn club, Feb. 2022

Disruptor 50: fast-growing, innovative private startups, May 2022

Corporate Knights Magazine
Global 100 Most sustainable corporations in the world, Jan. 2022

Credit Suisse
The Family 1000, Sept. 2020 (Not updated in 2021)
Private unicorn board 2021, Jan. 2022 (See also the unicorn list)
Family Capital / PWC

World’s Top 750 Family Businesses Ranking, March 2021

Fast Company

World's most innovative companies, 2022

Financial Times
FT500 - No longer updated. 2015 is the last edition.

Global 2000: the world's biggest public companies, May 2022

Global 500, 2021
World's most admired companies, 2022

View all Fortune rankings 


Best 100 global brands, 2021 (free registration required)

Reputation Institute
Global CSR RepTrak: the 100 most socially reputable companies, 2022


Global top 100 companies, Mar. 2022

University of St. Gallen / EY
Global family business index FB500: largest 500 family firms in the world, 2021
World's most attractive employers for business & engineering students, 2021 (free registration required)


Africa & Middle East  

Africa & ME: LinkedIn
Top companies: best workplaces to grow your career, EgyptKenya - Nigeria - South Africa, Apr. 2022
Africa: Financial Times
Africa’s Fastest Growing Companies, May 2022
MEED Business Review
MEED 100, June 2021 (INSEAD users: login required)
South Africa: Brandfinance
Top 50 most valuable brands, 2022



Americas: Financial Times
Americas’ Fastest-Growing Companies, Apr. 2022
Americas: LinkedIn
Top Companies: best workplaces to grow your career, Brazil - Mexico (Apr. 2021) - Canada - US (Apr. 2022)

Brazil: Exame
Melhores e maiores, 2020 (not updated in 2021)

Brazil: Valor

Valor 1000, Sept. 2021 (INSEAD users: via EMIS)

Latin America: Americaeconomia
Las Mayores 500 Empresas de America Latina, July 2021 (INSEAD users: via EMIS)
Latin America: Latin Trade
LT 500: Latin America's largest companies, 2021 (INSEAD users: via EBSCO)
North America: Barron's
100 Most sustainable US companies, Feb. 2022 (Subscribers only)
US: 3BL Media
100 Best corporate citizens, 2022

US: Entrepreneur magazine

Franchise 500, 2022

US: Forbes
America's best small companies, 2020 (not updated in 2021)

America's largest charities, Dec. 2021
America's largest private companies, Nov. 2021

The Just 100: America’s Best Corporate Citizens, 2021

US: Fortune
Fortune 500, 2022


Best places to work, 2022

US: Inc. Magazine
Inc 5000: Fastest-growing private U.S. companies, 2021

US: Industry Week

America's largest manufacturers, July 2021

US: MIT Sloan Management Review / glassdoor
Culture 500: how do companies rank on culture? Oct. 2020 (see also Culture champions) (Not updated in 2021)



Asia: Financial Times
Asia-Pacific High-Growth Companies, March 2022

Asia: Forbes

Asia 200: Best under a billion, Sept. 2021

Asia: LinkedIn
Top Companies: best workplaces to grow your career, Japan (Apr. 2021) - India - Indonesia - Singapore (Apr. 2022)

China: All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce
Top 500 private enterprises (in Chinese), Sept. 2021 (see also announcement and report - in Chinese)

China: Brand Finance
China 300: the most valuable Chinese brands, 2021

China: World Brand Lab

China’s 500 Most Valuable Brands of 2022, July 2022

India: Business India
Super 100, Jan. 2021

India: Business Today

BT500: India's top companies, Nov. 2021



Austria: Trend
Top 500, 2022
Belgium: Tendances Trends
Les Gazelles: entreprises les plus dynamiques, 2022 (by province)

Europe: Pitchbook
Europe's top unicorns, June 2021

Europe: Financial Times
FT1000: Europe's fastest-growing companies, March 2022
FT Diversity leaders 2022: ranking diverse and inclusive workplaces, Nov. 2021

Europe: LinkedIn
Top Companies: where France, Germany and the UK want to work now, Apr. 2022

Germany: Die Deutsche Wirtschaft
Top 100 German Family-Owned Enterprises, July 2021 (In German)

Germany: Manager Magazin
Top 10 largest German family businesses, July 2021
UK: Management Today
Britain's most admired companies, 2021


Banking & Finance 


Top 1000 world banks, July 2022(free registration required)

Top 100 African banks, Oct. 2021 (free registration required)

Top 100 Asia-Pacific banks, Jan. 2022 (free registration required)

Top Islamic GCC banks, March 2022 (free registration required)

America's top financial advisors, 2022


Banking 500: most valuable banking brands, 2022

FA 100: top financial advisors (US), 2021

Global Finance

World's best banks, May 2021

Institutional Investor
Top global equity research firms, Jan. 2022

Private Equity International

PEI 300: Largest PE firms in the world, 2022 (See also full report - free registration required)


Top 25 best banks to work for, 2022


Financial Times  
UK's Leading management consultants, Jan. 2022


Top 50 best consulting firms to work for, 2022



Top 250 global energy companies, 2021

Corporate Knights
Clean 200: Top publicly listed companies by clean energy revenue, Feb. 2022

IT & Technology  


Business Insider
Global fintech leaderboard, Aug. 2021
CB Insights
Fintech 250, Oct. 2021(Free registration required)
Clarivate Analytics / Derwent World Patents Index 
Top 100 global innovators, 2022 (free registration required)


Technology Fast 50 in Central Europe, 2022

Technology Fast 500 APAC, 2020

Technology Fast 500 US, 2021

Fintech Top 100, 2022

Megabuyte 50: the UK's top private technology companies, 2022
Megabuyte Quoted25 : the UK's top quoted technology companies, 2022
Top emerging stars: the Uk's top scale-up technology companies, 2022

MIT Technology Review
10 Breakthrough technologies (and key players), Feb. 2022

World Economic Forum

Technology pioneers, 2022




MedAd News
Top 50 pharmaceutical companies, Oct. 2021

 Pharmaceutical Executive
Top 50 pharma companies, June 2021

Scrip 100: world's top 100 pharma companies, 2022 (Free trial required)  See also 2021: top 10
Scrip Asia 100 list (2020 revenues), 2022 (See also the report)


Marketing & Media 


Advertising Age
Marketing fact pack: World's largest agencies; Largest global advertisers, 2021 (free registration required)

AMA - American Marketing Association
Top 50 US market research firms (formerly the Gold Report), Jan. 2020 (Not updated in 2021)

Top 25 global insight companies, Nov. 2021


Top 100 annonceurs en France (top adspend in France), April 2021


Effie effectiveness index: the world's most effective agencies, advertisers and brands, 2020 (Not updated in 2021)

Warc creative 100: the world's most creative campaigns, brands and agencies, 2022

Warc effective100: the world's most effective campaigns, brands and agencies, 2022
Warc media 100:  the world’s most awarded campaigns and companies for media, 2022






Top 250 global retailers, 2022
Entrepreneur magazine
Franchise 500: top global franchises, 2022
Top 100 retailers in Asia, May 2022 (free registration required)
Progressive Grocer
PG 100: top North American food and consumables retailers, May 2022




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