2016 Fortune Change the World List 

Nominate any company using the form below by Wednesday, July 13th for the 2016 Fortune Change the World List. Please contact Meghan Ennes with any questions. 


More on the 2015 List


About the list

From Michael E. Porter and Mark R. Kramer, Senior Advisors to the Shared Value Initiative:

A quiet corporate revolution is underway: Companies are beginning to compete to change the world for the better. The drive for profit, often criticized for coming at society’s expense, is driving and enabling solutions to many of the world’s most challenging problems.

Fortune’s new "Change the World" List contributes to this trend, shining a spotlight on companies that have made significant progress addressing major social problems as a core part of their business strategy. When we first described shared value in 2011, companies creating shared value were more the exception than the rule; but we have contributed research to this list to show just how much the concept of aligning business opportunity and social impact is moving into the mainstream. 

In working on the Fortune "Change the World" List, we and the editors of Fortune reached out to dozens of business, academic, and nonprofit experts around the world, asking for their recommendations. More than 200 submissions were vetted by a joint team from the Shared Value Initiative and our nonprofit social impact advisory firm, FSG. 

We considered four criteria:

  • degree of business innovation involved;
  • measurable impact at scale on an important social challenge;
  • contribution of the shared-value activities to the company’s profitability and competitive advantage;
  • and significance of the shared value effort to the overall business.

A team of journalists from Fortune then further vetted each of the nominees and reported on their impact. The final list of 51 was selected and ranked by the editors of Fortune based on the magazine’s own reporting and by the analysis provided.  Learn more about how these companies were chosen on Fortune.com 

FSG and the Shared Value Initiative are proud to have worked with companies in many different ways over our 15-year history. Our client experiences and funder relationships have allowed us to build our expertise in shared value. In our research on Fortune's "Change the World" List, we necessarily participated in vetting activities of companies we know well. Following is a list of companies on the "Change the World" List that we have worked with in the past or are working with currently, as clients, funders, or partners: GSK, Walmart, Toyota, Enel, Novartis, Cisco, MasterCard, Discovery, Novo Nordisk, Starbucks, BD, Philips, and Intel.

Read it in Fortune

Browse the companies changing the world on Fortune.com. Read Fortune List

Shared Value and the List

Prof. Michael Porter and FSG's Mark Kramer on the importance of the list and our role in the research. Read Fortune Commentary

Company Profiles

Browse case studies and other resources from the companies who made the list this year. Browse the List

Share the List

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