2018 Fortune Change the World List

Apply for the Fortune Change the World List

Fortune’s annual “Change the World” list is intended to showcase the power of capitalism to improve the human condition by identifying 50 companies that have made an important social or environmental impact through their profit-making strategy and operations.

To be considered for this year's "Change the World" list, please complete the form linked above. 

Companies (501c3 organizations will not be considered) with USD$1Bn+ in revenue will be evaluated on 4 essential criteria:

Measurable contribution to societal impact
Scale of business results
Degree of innovation relative to the industry
Level of executive commitment to purpose-driven growth

Applications must be received by 11:59pm ET on Friday, July 20. Only nominations received through the online survey will be accepted but you may download a Word version of the application for drafting purposes.

Click here to complete the online survey

Each year, Fortune looks for new companies with recent impact. Companies that made the list in one year are rarely considered for a second year in a row. The initial solicitation and assessment of nominees is conducted in partnership with FSG, a nonprofit social-impact consulting firm, the Shared Value Initiative, a global platform for organizations seeking business solutions to social challenges, and Professor Michael E. Porter of Harvard Business School. A team of journalists from Fortune then investigates each of the candidates independently. The final list of 50 is selected by the editors of Fortune based on the magazine’s own reporting and analysis.

The 2018 Change the World List will be published on Fortune.com on or around Thursday, August 16. 

Please contact Alicia Dunn at the Shared Value Initiative with any questions.

Thank you for your interest!