Salesforce is proud to have been named to Fortune’s Change the World list for the third year in a row. The prestigious list honors 50 companies that are solving some of the world’s biggest challenges as part of their core business mission, and Fortune ranked Salesforce on the list at #27, up from #36 last year.
"The business software company is renowned for its giving culture," Fortune reported, highlighting two of Salesforce’s programs in particular:
– 1-1-1 Model – Salesforce is active in creating a movement of businesses that integrate social impact into their company’s DNA. Following the 1-1-1 model that it pioneered, the company dedicates 1% time, 1% product, 1% profit, and/or 1% equity to improve the world.
– Year Up – Salesforce works in close partnership with Year Up, a non-profit organization that offers training and resources for closing the opportunity divide that especially impacts low-income young adults. We’re proud to partner with this organization through mentoring, volunteering, grant funding and providing our technology to power their mission. Over the last decade, 334 Year Up interns have launched their careers at Salesforce.
“At Salesforce we believe business is the greatest platform for social change,” said Suzanne DiBianca, EVP of corporate relations and chief philanthropy officer, Salesforce. “We are dedicated to changing the way companies think about corporate philanthropy and are honored to be recognized by Fortune for our work.”
“The Change the World list recognizes companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy,” reports Fortune’s methodology for its rankings, as part of its Shared Value Initiative. “We prioritize companies with annual revenues of $1 billion or more. 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.”
Fortune writers and editors then evaluate and rank the companies by these four factors: measurable social impact; scale of business results; degree of innovation; and level of executive commitment to purpose-driven growth.
Salesforce is also very honored to have been recognized by Fortune as the World’s #1 Best Workplace and as the 15th Most Admired Company in the world. Our results are driven by more than 32,000 employees across 25 countries who are earning the trust of not only customers and partners but communities every day.
Since its founding in 1999, Salesforce has given more than $230 million in grants, 3.2 million hours of community service, and provided product donations for more than 37,000 nonprofits and higher education institutions through its 1-1-1 corporate philanthropy model.