Time revealed the third annual "Most Influential Companies" list, highlighting businesses and leaders the media company says are shaping our future.
This year, the issue highlighting those selected features two worldwide covers, each spotlighting a CEO or top executive from a company on the list with an in-depth profile, including Kim Kardashian, founder of Skims and Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI.
To assemble the list, Time solicited nominations across sectors, and polled its global network of contributors and correspondents as well as outside experts. Then Time editors evaluated each on key factors, including impact, innovation, ambition and success.
More than 12% of the companies on this year's list are in the AI industry and more than 15% of the companies on the list are involved in sustainability. Remarkably, 42% of the companies on the list have less than 500 employees, and over half of the companies featured have less than 1,000 employees.
Kia America is notably the only automaker on the list doing business in the United States. It falls under the “Innovators” category, which also includes Crocs, Taco Bell, The North Face and Tazo.
Chinese automaker BYD (which stands for Build Your Dreams) is featured under the “Titans” category, which also includes IBM, Kickstarter, CVS Health, TikTok, Samsung and Apple.
Other categories include “Leaders,” which features Skims, Chief, Chipotle, Patagonia and SpaceX. The “Disrupters" category includes Open AI, Cost Plus Drugs, Canva, Hoka and Baby2Baby.
Finally, the “Pioneers” category features the likes of Novo Nordisk (maker of Ozempic and Wegovy), Google DeepMind, Honeybee Health and Octopus Energy.
"The annual TIME100 Companies list demonstrates that businesses can be an agent for change,” says Time Chief Executive Officer Jessica Sibley in a release. “From artificial intelligence to fashion, this list spotlights the innovative companies and visionary leaders that are shaping the world."
The complete list, broken down by category, can be viewed online.