7 World-​​Changing Companies to Watch

By Matthew Heimer, Erika Fry, Jonathan Chew
August 18, 2016

Star­tups and small busi­nesses with great problem-​​solving ideas.

A com­pany doesn’t have to be espe­cially big to have a big impact on the planet. Our On the Cusp list hon­ors smaller com­pa­nies, cre­ative sub­sidiaries of big­ger ones, and newer ­initiatives—spotting some wor­thy cor­po­rate efforts that may some­day change the way you do busi­ness. See the com­pa­nies that did make our Change the World list here.

Rev­o­lu­tion Foods (U.S.)

It’s a culi­nary mir­a­cle: Rev­o­lu­tion Foods makes school lunches that are junk-​​free, freshly pre­pared, and locally made, while stay­ing within pub­lic school ­dis­tricts’ ultra-​​tight bud­gets. The Oakland-​​based com­pany is now a $125 mil­lion busi­ness oper­at­ing in 1,600 schools, and its pack­aged meals sell in gro­cery stores in 44 states and via Ama­zon.

To read the full list, visit For­tune.