The Harvard Business Review recently launched its yearly ranking of the world’s best-performing CEOs.
The ranking is created by looking at three key financial variables: the change in market capitalisation a CEO has overseen, the country-adjusted total shareholder return, and the industry-adjusted total shareholder return.
HBR also measured what it calls ESG, or the environmental, social, and governance score. Some examples factored into ESG would include how much hazardous waste a company produces (environmental) and company diversity (social).
These four variables are then combined to give a score that helps identify how well a company is performing, and as a result how the big boss is doing.