World's Most Admired Companies 2015

Fortune lists Apple tops overall eight years running

Backed by a $700 billion market value, Apple took first on the annual Fortune list: World’s Most Admired Companies. Apple scored top marks on all nine of Fortune’s Key Attributes of Reputation. Of the top 20 companies on the list, 18 have their headquarters based in the U.S. BMW, with its HQ in Munich, holds the 15th slot; Singapore Airlines, with its HQ in Singapore, landed at 19.

Top 10 Most Admired CompaniesApple, Inc.

  1. Apple
  2. Google
  3. Berkshire Hathaway
  5. Starbucks
  6. Walt Disney
  7. Southwest Airlines
  8. American Express
  9. General Electric
  10. Coca-Cola

For the full list of 50 companies, find your Fortune.

Global megatrends

According to Leadership 2030 from Hay Group, six worldwide trends, or megatrends, are changing how people relate to their careers and employers:

  • International BusinessGlobalization 2.0
  • Environmental crisis
  • Technology convergence
  • Individualism
  • Digitization
  • Demographic change

A lead factor shaping the strategies of top executives, globalization 2.0 represents the power shift to mushrooming Asian markets, especially in China and India. The International Monetary Fund foresees a 2050 global business climate with only three Western economies—the U.S., U.K. and Germany—able to break the top 10 worldwide.

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Fortune’s Nine Key Attributes of Reputation

  • Innovation
  • People management
  • Use of corporate assets
  • Social responsibility
  • Quality of management
  • Financial soundness
  • Long-term investment value
  • Quality of products / services
  • Global competitiveness
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