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Awards & Accolades for Denmark

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Home to the worlds most happiest people and the least corrupt country in the world. These are just some of the titles and awards that Denmark has received the last few years.

Conferences, events & business

2019 - Denmark is 9th best in global AI ready governments index

2019 - Denmark is the 4th most digital country in Europe

2019 - Danish business culture is ranked the easiest in the world

2019Denmark is world's least corrupt nation

2018 - Denmark has world’s flattest work hierarchy

2018 - Denmark ranks 10th in the world among the most competitive nations

2017 - Denmark is the second most innovative country in the EU (European Innovation Scoreboard)

2017 - Denmark tops Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2017

2017 - Denmark is the world's 7th most competitive country (IMD World Competitiveness Ranking)

2017 - Denmark is the most digital country in the EU (Digital Economy and Society Index)

2017 -Denmark is the least corrupt country in the world (Corruption Perception Index 2016)
2016 - Denmark 6th best country for business (Forbes)

2016 - Denmark easiest country for business in Europe and 3rd worldwide (Doing Business, World Bank)

2016 - Denmark ranks fourth of 152 countries in innovation index (Indigo Index)
2016 - Denmark 2nd strongest engineering nation in the world (Engineering Index, CEBR)

2016 - Denmark no. 2 in European Innovation Scoreboard
2016 - Denmark no. 8 in Global Innovation Index (GII by Cornell University, INSEAD & WIPO) 
2016 - Denmark has the 2nd most competitive economy in the EU (World Competitiveness Index by IMD)

2016 - Denmark’s biotech sector no. 2 in the world (Scientific American Worldview 2015 Scorecard)

2016 - Denmark most digital country in the EU (Digital Economy and Society Index 2016)

2016 - Denmark once again tops Forbes' Best Countries for Business list (Forbes)

Lifestyle, livability & design

2019 - Denmark at the top of the world's most secure countries according to a new report from International SOS

2019 - Denmark is third most innovative in Europe

2019 - Danes are the second happiest people in the world

2019 - Denmark is world leader in gender equality

2019 - Denmark has second-best digital quality of life in EU

2018 - Denmark tops world's index of rule of law 2018

2017 Denmark ranked first on Social Progress Index
2016 -Danes are the 2nd best non-native English-speakers in the world (EF English Proficiency Index)
2016 - Denmark has the world’s highest worker happiness (Universum, GWH Index 2016)
2016 - Denmark ranked world's second most peaceful country (Global Peace Index 2016)
2016 - Danes are the happiest people in the world
2016 - Denmark named world’s best country for women (2016 Best Countries)

Climate & sustainability

2019 - Denmark is world champion in UN sustainable development goals

2017 - Denmark is the 12th best country in the world (US News)

2017 - Denmark tops sustainable energy index by World Bank
2016 - Denmark no. 4 in global sustainability ranking (Site Selection)

2016 - Denmark no. 4 in Environmental Performance Index (Yale University)