How Clarivate works towards SDG 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

At Clarivate we put sustainability at the heart of our business goals. Environment, social and governance issues are at the core of our global culture, serving as guiding principles for every decision we make.

Our sustainability report is full of real-life examples of how we help our customers, colleagues and communities, with transparent, data-driven results and real insights on where we need to focus moving forward. This is just one example.

SDG 9 aims to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation. At Clarivate, we are proud to play a significant role in supporting these goals and driving positive change – it aligns perfectly with our mission to drive innovation, support sustainable industrial practices, and create a robust infrastructure for a better future.

Our aim to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Our commitment to accelerating innovation is evident through our partnerships with 90 percent of the world’s top R&D investors. By harnessing the power of data and insights, we empower our customers along the innovation lifecycle, helping them bring groundbreaking ideas and solutions to market faster. Through our Web of Science™ and Derwent World Patents Index™, we compile a vast library of global research and invention information to create a vast library of humanity’s current level of scientific and technological knowledge.

But we don’t stop at collecting data. At Clarivate, we enhance the data and metadata by classifying it for technical approach and industrial use, providing valuable insights into the impact, expenditure, and rarity of innovations. With over 200 million individual documents detailing research and development outcomes, we equip policy makers with a comprehensive understanding of the global technology landscape, enabling them to inform sustainable policies.

At Clarivate, we will celebrate this year’s World IP Day by delving into the synergy between IP and SDGs, acknowledging their pivotal role in driving innovation and creativity for a unified future. To forge our shared path toward the SDGs, a paradigm shift in our lifestyle and activities is imperative. World IP Day 2024 provides a platform to contemplate the role of intellectual property in fostering and magnifying innovative solutions crucial for our collective future.

Top 100 Global Innovators

How we will live in the 2030s is being defined now. Our health, our prosperity and the sustainability of our very world is built on the ideas created today. Some, more than others, define our future – those who employ thousands of researchers, who invest in science and engineering, who are happy to see results outside the current quarter and who practice leadership. Those that know that innovative new ideas and solutions to current problems influence not just their financials but foster genuine improvement in the human condition and the health of our habitats. Those that choose to lead. For 12 years Clarivate has found these companies.

To recognize the organizations at the forefront of the global innovation ecosystem, we publish the Top 100 Global Innovators™ report. These companies and organizations consistently demonstrate exceptional innovation performance. In our 2023 report, we also identified the 50 research organizations most frequently cited by the Top 100 Global Innovators 2023, highlighting the intellectual powerhouses behind engineered solutions.

“At Philips, our purpose to improve people’s health and wellbeing through meaningful innovation is the great driving force behind everything we do. It’s why we exist, and it’s never been more relevant than in these challenging times…It’s a great honor to be recognized as a Top 100 Global Innovator for the 10th consecutive year, along with so many esteemed companies. And we are excited about the future and the potential of innovation to help solve the world’s most pressing issues.”

Roy Jakobs, CEO of Philips.

In 2023, we found that Asia continues to lead the global innovation landscape, with Japan topping the list once again with 38 organizations and other countries like Taiwan 11, South Korea five, and Mainland China four, making significant contributions. The United States 19, France and Germany seven, also play crucial roles.

The electronics and computing equipment industry emerges as the largest sector among the Top 100 Global Innovators, followed by chemicals and materials, semiconductors, and automotive.

“At Clarivate, we aim to bring clarity to the complex. Our focus is to pore over what humanity knows today and to put forward the insight that explores all possible horizons; that enables transition and transformation. We acknowledge the Top 100 Global Innovators 2023 – companies and organizations that know that innovative ideas and solutions to current challenges not only bring rewards to their businesses but foster genuine improvements in society.”

Gordon Samson, President, Intellectual Property, Clarivate.

Continuing to Learn, Act and Grow Together

Like so many organizations on a similar journey to sustainability, we realize we have a lot more to do. We all have an essential role to play to drive positive, meaningful impact for years to come.

We welcome you to join the conversation at as we work hard to build a more sustainable company that is focused on the bigger picture and driving long-term success for our customers, our community and our world.