Fast Company is the world’s leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, leadership, world changing ideas, and design. Written for, by, and about the most progressive business leaders, Fast Company inspires readers to think beyond traditional boundaries, lead conversations, and create the future of business.
The Great Resignation, Innovation, and Creativity
Wind of Change • Public companies are struggling to embrace stakeholder capitalism. Can a new breed of activist investor help?
PURPOSE AND PROFIT • ESG investing has emerged as a growing force, but its influence is still limited.
The Returns Revolution • Americans return $309 billion in merchandise each year. goTRG is helping retailers accrue some benefits from it.
Evolving to better serve its members • HOW AARP EMBRACES INNOVATION TO MEET THE NEEDS OF PEOPLE 50-PLUS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Desktop Flair • A sturdy, stylish, and superlatively functional stapler.
My Daily Media Diet • Amanda Parkes, chief innovation officer, Pangaia
Harnessing technology to help end world hunger • THE WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME INNOVATION ACCELERATOR IS SCALING NEW VENTURES TO DISRUPT FOOD INSECURITY AROUND THE GLOBE
My Office Soundtrack • Noura Sakkijha, cofounder and CEO, Mejuri
my operating system. • The White Tiger director and Columbia University professor takes our career questionnaire.
BAHRANI’S FILM CURRICULUM
Disrupting from within • FINTECH GIANT FIS DRIVES INNOVATION BY SHAKING UP ITS OWN BUSINESS
What to Read • Miguel Garza, cofounder and CEO, Siete Family Foods
100 Best Workplaces for Innovators 2021 • Our third annual list of Best Workplaces for Innovators, created in collaboration with Accenture, celebrates companies and organizations from around the world that continued to foster creative cultures during a period of unprecedented global disruption.
Innovative Leader of the Year
Giving entrepreneurs the tools to succeed • STARTUP ACCELERATOR GENER8TOR IS PROVIDING FUNDS AND PROGRAMMING TO FOUNDERS WITH A VISION
Innovation Team of the Year
Pushing the limits of tech measurement • KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES IS WORKING WITH CUSTOMERS TO DRIVE INNOVATION IN THE TECH WORLD
BEST WORKPLACES FOR INNOVATORS
Science at the speed of business • AT KLICK HEALTH, A STARTUP MENTALITY HELPS PUT INNOVATION ON THE FAST TRACK
THE MOST CREATIVE PEOPLE IN BUSINESS 2021
FOR HOLDING BUSINESS ACCOUNTABLE
FOR GATHERING STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
FOR OPENING OUR EYES
Making magic come alive • WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING BLENDS HUNDREDS OF DISCIPLINES—FROM ROBOTICS TO ARTISANS—TO DELIVER INNOVATIVE, IMMERSIVE STORYTELLING
Helping clients save both time and money • TRADEWEB UTILIZES TECHNOLOGY TO INNOVATE IN GLOBAL FINANCIAL MARKETS
FOR REACHING A NEW GENERATION
Accelerating the shift to e-commerce • FACED WITH GROWING DIGITAL DEMAND, AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS TOOK BOLD STEPS TO OVERHAUL ITS SUPPLY CHAIN
FOR DELIGHTING FANS
FOR CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO
Making legal services accessible to all • SIXFIFTY’S INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY MAKES THE LAW AFFORDABLE—AND SCALABLE
Innovating at speed during a crisis • BY IMPLEMENTING AGILE PRINCIPLES, SYNCHRONY BETTER SERVED ITS BUSINESS PARTNERS, CUSTOMERS, AND EMPLOYEES
FOR GETTING PEOPLE THEIR FAIR SHARE
Finding inspiration on the front lines • BY ENCOURAGING ITS EMPLOYEES TO SHARE THEIR IDEAS, TELUS INTERNATIONAL TAILORS ITS SOLUTIONS TO THE BENEFIT OF TEAM MEMBERS AND CUSTOMERS
FOR FINDING A WAY
Innovating in the great outdoors • BOOZ ALLEN’S UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HELPED TURN...