Sustainable Business 20 - SB20

Definition of 'Sustainable Business 20 - SB20'


A group of stocks that are chosen according to the companies' ability to provide products and services while contributing to a sustainable economy. The SB20 are selected yearly by a panel of judges with experience in analyzing sustainable stocks. The list attempts to identify innovative and progressive companies with the potential to positively affect the goal of a more sustainable society.

Investopedia explains 'Sustainable Business 20 - SB20'


The SB20 is not a list of top buys. Rather, it is a list of companies that are both financially strong and sustainable. The stock list comprises companies of various sizes, locations and industries, but it doesn't create a well diversified portfolio.

Two main criteria are used when picking SB20 stock:

Sustainable: the company must be exciting and must excel in solving social or environmental problems.
Financial: The company must be profitable (or close to it) and have a stock trading over $1.00.



comments powered by Disqus
Hot Definitions
  1. 80-10-10 Mortgage

    A mortgage transaction in which a first and second mortgage are simultaneously originated. The first position lien has an 80% loan-to-value ratio, the second position lien has a 10% loan-to-value ratio and the borrower makes a 10% down payment. 80-10-10 mortgage transactions are piggy-back mortgage transactions, and are frequently used by borrowers to avoid paying private mortgage insurance.
  2. Passive ETF

    One of two types of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) available for investors. Passive ETFs are index funds that track a specific benchmark, such as a SPDR. Unlike actively managed ETFs, passive ETFs are not managed by a fund manager on a daily basis.
  3. Walras' Law

    An economics law that suggests that the existence of excess supply in one market must be matched by excess demand in another market so that it balances out. So when examining a specific market, if all other markets are in equilibrium, Walras' Law asserts that the examined market is also in equilibrium.
  4. Market Segmentation

    A marketing term referring to the aggregating of prospective buyers into groups (segments) that have common needs and will respond similarly to a marketing action. Market segmentation enables companies to target different categories of consumers who perceive the full value of certain products and services differently from one another.
  5. Effective Annual Interest Rate

    An investment's annual rate of interest when compounding occurs more often than once a year. Calculated as the following:
  6. Debit Spread

    Two options with different market prices that an investor trades on the same underlying security. The higher priced option is purchased and the lower premium option is sold - both at the same time. The higher the debit spread, the greater the initial cash outflow the investor will incur on the transaction.
Trading Center