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The City of Helsinki rated 6th in Sustainable Cities Index by Corporate Knights

Helsinki is ranked sixth in the list of sustainable cities published by Corporate Knights. The Sustainable Cities Index measures the environmentally sustainable development in 50 cities around the world.

Helsinki generates the smallest amount of solid waste of all comparison cities in Europe and the United Kingdom. Helsinki's strengths also included good air quality, the amount of open public space, sustainable mobility and resilience to climate change.

Corporate Knights is a media, research and financial information products company based in Toronto, Canada, focused on promoting an economic system where prices fully incorporate social, economic and ecological costs and benefits.

Corporate Knights has released its first Sustainable Cities Index to assess how well cities around the world are responding to the challenge of climate change. From now on, the index will be published every summer. The index, which is mainly based on public data, includes 50 cities around the world that assess ecologically sustainable development based on an indicator. More than half of the world's population lives in cities, and cities play a key role in mitigating climate change.

The three cities considered to be the most ecologically sustainable were Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen.


More information about the Sustainable Cities Index on the Corporate Knights website

Helsinki’s Climate Actions website

Read more about Helsinki's sustainable development on the Sustainable Helsinki website


Photo: Visit Finland / Mikko Huotari