Sustainable Business Means Profit

by | Aug 1, 2007 | Archives

Thomas Fischer from Jyske Bank sent me this note:

“Hi Gary, has for the last six years made an annual list of the 20 most innovative companies that are having an important impact on creating an environmentally sustainable society. Guess what – Vestas and Novyzymes are on that list. This means they are more than just our star performers in the Green Portfolio. They are now recognized as world leaders when it comes to making our environment a better and greener place. Thomas”

A July 18, 2007 article at the Sustainable Business site entitled, “The 2007 SB20: World’s Top Sustainable Stocks 20 Companies Changing the World for the Better” says that to choose the 20 companies, partnered with KLD Research & Analytics, a firm that develops environmental, social and governance indexes.

The leading 2007 companies are weighted towards increasing energy efficiency. Sustainable energy suggests that though energy efficiency may seem less important than renewable energy, it offers the least expensive, and most realistic economic returns. Reducing energy consumption is the fastest and most dramatic way to reduce greenhouse emissions.

Here is the list in Alphabetical Order

Best Water Technology (Vienna: BWT.VI) (Austria)

Canon (NYSE: CAJ) (Japan)

Comverge (Nasdaq: COMV) (USA)

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) (USA)

First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR) (USA)

Fuel Tech (Nasdaq: FTEK) (USA)

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (Nasdaq: GMCR) (USA)

Groupe Danone (DANO.PA) Netherlands

Herman Miller (Nasdaq: MLHR) (USA)

Interface (Nasdaq: IFSIA) (USA)

Land Securities (London: Land.L) Britain


Novozymes (Copenhagen: NZYM.CO) Denmark

Ormat Technologies (NYSE: ORA) (USA)

Precious Woods (Geneva: SWX: PRWN) Swizerland

Renewable Energy Corp – REC (Oslo: REC.OL) Norway

Royal Philips Electronics NV (NYSE: PHG) Netherlands

Schmack Biogas AG (Germany: SB1B.DE) Germany

Vestas (Copenhagen: VWS.CO) Denmark

Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI) (USA)

You can learn more about how to invest in such shares from Thomas Fischer at

Here is a review of the performance of the five multi currency portfolios we created and have tracked since November 1, 2006 (eight months-20 days) with the help of Jyske Bank.

As you can see, green investing is hot! I believe this is just the beginning of this trend as well.

You can learn why this performance has taken place in a sixteen page email report about how 13 economic forces now clash to shape investments markets ahead that show the rewards and the risks. The report also outlines the five new Multi-Currency Portfolios we are tracking in our Borrow Low-Deposit High Multi-Currency Sandwich Educational Service. Details are at


We update and analyze these five portfolios at our next two International Investing and Business Made EZ courses.

Join us September 14 – 16, 2007 in North Carolina,

Come visit us at our Blue Ridge farm during the September course. Enjoy its beauty. Here is one of the farm views that our recent guests photographed.

Or come to Ecuador November 9-11. See

One reason we love Ecuador is all its natural beauty and adventure. Ecuador was named by National Geographic as one of the top ten 2007 adventure destinations. Here is a shot of Steve, our man in Ecuador, rappelling down a waterfall in the Intag National Forest. Read the entire story in our latest Ecuador Living update. See how to get these updates at

Here is our schedule of Ecuadorian courses for the balance of 2007.Sept. 26 – 30, Weds. – Sun. Condensed Super Thinking + Spanish with Free Oct 1 – Mon. Andes Extension & Real Estate Tour.

Nov. 9 – 11, Fri. – Sun. International Business & Investing Made EZ.

Nov. 12 – 14, Mon. – Weds. Andes Extension & Real Estate Tour.

Nov. 16 – 18, Fri. – Sun. Andean Shamanic Tour.