Cadence Named the #1 Technology Company on Investor’s Business Daily List of the Top 50 ESG Companies

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced it has been named to Investor’s Business Daily’s first-ever Top 50 Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) Companies list. The list, which ranks the companies with regard to sustainability and ethical impact, has Cadence ranked #1 in the technology category and #5 overall on the list. For more information on Investor’s Business Daily’s Top 50 ESG Companies, please visit

To compile the list, Investor’s Business Daily identified companies with ESG ratings of AAA or AA from MSCI ESG Research as of Sept. 11, 2019. The 50 companies that made the list had the highest IBD Composite Ratings, reflecting broad strength in fundamental and technical areas linked to price performance. Nearly all have a Composite Rating of 80 or higher, putting them in the top 20% of stocks. These ESG leaders span a wide range of businesses, from retail, software and medical products to building products and geothermal energy. Besides recognizing the Best 50 ESG Companies overall, IBD also highlighted the top three in seven broad business categories.

“We are very pleased by the recognition from Investor’s Business Daily for our extensive efforts to provide products that advance the development of sustainable technologies and our work on improving the environmental footprint of our global facilities,” said Lip-Bu Tan, CEO of Cadence. “ESG is an important initiative for us, and we’re honored to be named the #1 company in the technology category and to be #5 overall.”

“Cadence earned the #1 position in the technology category, which was one of the largest categories in IBD’s Best ESG Companies list,” said Susan Warfel, managing editor, Investor’s Business Daily. “Cadence held an IBD Composite Rating of 98 at the time of our analysis, putting it in the top 2% of all stocks in the measure, which reflects broad-based strength in fundamental and technical characteristics linked to stock performance. The company’s solid earnings growth record, margins and return on equity were factors in the Composite Rating.”

About Cadence

Cadence enables electronic systems and semiconductor companies to create the innovative end products that are transforming the way people live, work and play. Cadence software, hardware and semiconductor IP are used by customers to deliver products to market faster. The company’s Intelligent System Design strategy helps customers develop differentiated products—from chips to boards to intelligent systems—in mobile, consumer, cloud, data center, automotive, aerospace, IoT, industrial and other market segments. Cadence is listed as one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more at

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