For more than a decade, Fast Company has been recognizing outstanding achievement with three different awards programs. Most Innovative Companies (March/April issue) celebrates organizations that are transforming industries and shaping society through paradigm-shifting products, insights, or services. Innovation by Design (October issue) focuses on individuals and firms that are addressing some of the world’s most intractable challenges through design solutions. And World-Changing Ideas (May issue) highlights initiatives (products, concepts, policies, designs, and services) that aim to enhance life on the planet. The common theme among all three existing programs is innovation, a core Fast Company.
Fast Company’s Brands That Matter will showcase brands that are more than the products they sell or the services they provide, that have achieved relevance through cultural impact and social engagement, and whose branding authentically communicates their missions and ideals.