Fortune’s Change the World list recognizes companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy. We prioritize companies with annual revenues of $1 billion or more. Fortune writers and editors, with help from the Shared Value Initiative, evaluate the companies by these four factors:
- Measurable social impact: We consider the reach, nature, and durability of the company’s impact on one or more specific societal problems. This category receives extra weight.
- Business results: We consider the benefit the socially impactful work brings to the company. Profitability and contribution to shareholder value outweigh benefits to the company’s’ reputation.
- Degree of innovation: We consider how innovative the company’s effort is relative to that of others in its industry and whether other companies have followed its example.
- Corporate Integration: We consider how integral the initiative is to a company’s overall strategy, and how well that strategy is communicated through the ranks and elsewhere.
The 2021 Change the World List will be published on Fortune.com on or around Monday, October 11. You can see last year’s list here.
DiscoveryDiscovery is a shared value insurance company whose purpose and ambition are achieved through a pioneering business model that incentivises people to be healthier, & enhances and protects their lives.
Grupo Energía de BogotáGrupo Energía Bogotá is a Latin American multinational leading company in the sector of electrical power and natural gas with presence in Colombia, Peru, Guatemala and Brazil.
Sign Up for List Updates
The Shared Value Initiative is proud to be Fortune’s research partner during the development of each year’s list. For more information about the Fortune Change the World List, please provide your contact information below.
Latest Fortune News
Change the World: To reimagine capitalism, we need to reimagine power
In the six years since the first Fortune Change the World list was published, and particularly over the past 18 months, there have been increased calls for the…
Change the World—for Whom? Why Addressing Racism Must be a Top Corporate Priority
2020 has tested many corporations’ aspirations to be a force for social good. As we recognize this year’s Change the World list, we’re inspired by the many com…
Measuring Shared Value: How to Unlock Value by Linking Social and Business ResultsMeasurement approaches that link social and business results are vital to unlocking shared value for companies and scalable solutions to social problems.
Applaud the Changemakers Because Change is Hard
These days there seems to be an ever-growing list of global challenges facing governments, civil society, businesses and citizens of the planet. From cybersecu…