December 15, 2016

Finland among most globally sustainable countries

Finland’s natural capital was deemed fourth-best out of 180 nations.
Finland’s natural capital was deemed fourth-best out of 180 nations.
Visit Finland/Alexander Mazurov

Finland has been ranked third overall in this year’s Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index.

Altogether, the index evaluated 180 countries across their natural capital, resource intensity, intellectual capital, social cohesion and governance. Of these, Finland performed fourth in natural capital, fifth in intellectual capital and seventh in social cohesion.

Each nation’s final ranking reflects its capability for generating and/or sustaining income and wealth for its population.

The index was compiled by Swiss-Korean sustainability think-tank and advisory SolAbility.

Sweden and Norway took the top positions this year, with Yemen at the other end of the scale.

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