Company rankings




Boston Consulting Group

Most innovative companies, June 2020

Brand Finance

Global 500: the world's most valuable brands, Jan. 2020

BrandZ (Kantar)

Top 100 most valuable global brands, 2020

Clarivate / Derwent (formerly Thomson Reuters)
Top 100 global innovators, 2020
CB Insights
Global unicorn club, 2020

Corporate Knights Magazine
Global 100 Most sustainable corporations in the world, Jan. 2020

Fast Company

World's most innovative companies, 2020

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FT500 - No longer updated. 2015 is the last edition.

Global 2000: the world's biggest public companies, May 2020

Global 500, 2020
World's most admired companies, 2020

View all Fortune rankings 

Innosight/ Huron Consulting

Transformation 20:  the top global companies leading strategic transformations, Sept. 2019


Best 100 global brands, 2019

Unicorn report, Aug. 2019 (free registration required)
Reputation Institute
Global CSR RepTrak: the 100 most socially reputable companies, 2020


Global top 100 companies, June 2020

Unicorn leaderboard, May 2019
University of St. Gallen / EY
Global family business index FB500: largest 500 family firms in the world, Feb.2019
World's most attractive employers for business & engineering students, 2019 (free registration required)

Wall Street Journal
Billion dollar startup club (unicorns), Sept. 2019 (free registration required)


Africa & Middle East  

MEED Business Review
MEED 100, Oct. 2018 (INSEAD users: login required)
South Africa: Brandfinance
Top 50 most valuable brands, June 2018



Americas: LinkedIn
Top Companies: where Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the US want to work now, Apr. 2019

Brazil: Exame
Melhores e maiores, Sept. 2019

Brazil: Valor

Valor 1000, Aug. 2018 (via EMIS)

Latin America: Americaeconomia
Las Mayores 500 Empresas de America Latina, Apr. 2019 (via EMIS)
Latin America: Latin Trade
LT 500: Latin America's largest companies, 2018 (via Ebsco)
North America: Barron's
100 Most sustainable US companies, Feb. 2019 (free registration required)

US: Campden FB (formerly Families in Business)

Top 10 wholly-owned US family businesses, May 2016

US: Corporate Responsibility magazine
100 Best corporate citizens, May 2019

US: Entrepreneur magazine

Franchise 500, 2019

Top 100 brilliant companies, 2018

US: Forbes
America's best small companies, Apr. 2019

America's largest charities, Dec. 2018
America's largest private companies, Oct.2018

US: Fortune
Best companies to work for, 2020
Fortune 500, 2020


Best places to work, 2019

US: Inc. Magazine
Inc 5000: Fastest-growing private U.S. companies, 2018

US: Industry Week

America's largest manufacturers, 2019 (download the list)




Asia: Forbes

Asia's Fab 50, Sept. 2018

Asia: LinkedIn
Top Companies: Where China, India and Japan want to work now, Apr. 2019

China: All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce
Top 10 private firms, Sept. 2018 (see also

China: Brand Finance
China 300: the most valuable Chinese brands, 2019

China: BrandZ (Kantar)

Top 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands,  2020

India: Business India
Super 100, Nov.-Dec. 2018

India: Business Today

BT500: India's top companies, Nov. 2018




Austria: Trend
Top 500, 2019
Belgium: Tendances Trends
Les Gazelles: entreprises les plus dynamiques, 2019 (by province)
Europe: Financial Times
FT1000: Europe's fastest-growing companies, March 2020
Europe: Financial Times
FT Diversity leaders 2020: ranking diverse and inclusive workplaces, Nov. 2019
Europe: LinkedIn
Top Companies: where France, Germany and the UK want to work now, Apr. 2019
France: Figaro Etudiant
Most attractive employers for recent French graduates (in French), May 2018
Germany: Manager Magazin
Largest German family businesses, July 2018
Russia: Transparency International

Transparency in Corporate Reporting: Assessing Russia’s Largest Companies, Jan. 2018

UK: Financial Times
FT Future 100: British companies making an impact, either on society or in their industry, Sept. 2018
UK: Management Today
Britain's most admired companies, 2018


Banking & Finance 


Top 1000 world banks, July 2019 (free registration required)

Top 100 African banks, May 2019 (free registration required)

Top 100 ASEAN banks, April 2019 (free registration required)

Top Islamic GCC banks, March 2019 (free registration required)


Banking 500: most valuable banking brands, Jan. 2019

Financial Times
FT 300: Top US registered investment advisers, June 2019

Global Finance

Biggest emerging markets banks, Nov. 2018

World's best banks, Oct. 2018

Institutional Investor's Alpha
Hedge Fund 100 overview, Aug. 2018

Private Equity International

PEI 300: Largest PE firms in the world, 2020 (See also full report)


Top 50 investment banks / Best investment banks to work for, 2018




MedAd News
Top 50 pharmaceutical companies, Oct. 2018

 Pharmaceutical Executive
Top 50 pharma companies, 2020

Scrip 100 2018: world's top 100 pharma companies, Dec. 2017  (INSEAD members: 2019 ed. available in print, on request)
Scrip Asia 100 2019 


IT & Technology  


Business Insider France
Top Fintech "unicorns" , May 2018 (in French)
Clarivate Analytics / Derwent World Patents Index 
Top 100 global innovators, 2018-19 (free registration required)


Technology Fast 50 in Central Europe, 2018

EContent 100: Top companies in the digital content industry, Nov. 2017

Financial Times
Europe's 100 digital champions, Nov. 2018

Fintech City
Fintech 50: hottest fintechs in Europe, 2018
Fintech Top 100, 2018
KPMG/ H2 Ventures
Fintech 100: leading global fintech innovators, 2018

Megabuyte 50: top private UK companies in software and ICT, 2018
Megabuyte Quoted25 : top UK mid-market quoted companies in software and ICT, 2019
Top emerging stars: top high-growth UK companies, 2019

MIT Technology Review
10 Breakthrough technologies (and key players), Feb. 2020

Total Telecom

Global 100: world's biggest operators, Apr. 2018 (free registration required)

World Economic Forum

Technology pioneers, 2019


Marketing & Media 


Advertising Age
Marketing fact pack: World's largest agencies; Largest global advertisers, 2019 (free registration required)

AMA - American Marketing Association
AMA Gold Top 50 US market research firms, May 2018 (free registration required)


Top 100 annonceurs en France (top adspend in France), April 2019


Effie effectiveness index: the world's most effective agencies, advertisers and brands, 2019

Warc creative 100: the world's most creative campaigns, brands and agencies, 2020

Warc effective100: the world's most effective campaigns, brands and agencies, 2019
Warc media 100:  the world’s most awarded campaigns and companies for media, 2020






Top 250 global retailers, 2018
Entrepreneur magazine
Franchise 500: top global franchises, 2018
Euromonitor/ Retail Asia
Top 50 retailers in Asia Pacific, 2018
Progressive Grocer
Super 50: top U.S. supermarket retailers, May 2019




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