Today we’re launching our second annual search for the most promising social entrepreneurs in the U.S. As we did last year, we’re looking for companies that aim to both turn a profit and solve social problems.
We want to find entrepreneurs who are building profitable business models in which doing good is an intrinsic part of the business and not just a philanthropic sideline. Concepts are great, but for this roundup we just want to hear about companies that are up and running and willing to disclose annual revenues.
So we’re asking readers for suggestions of for-profit companies based in the U.S. doing business here or abroad that meet these criteria.
What do we need from you? Submit your suggestions using the form on this post and tell us why the particular company you have in mind stands out. Our reporters and editors will also be scouring the field.
When our call for suggestions ends on March 26, we’ll sift through them and narrow the selection down to 25 finalists. Then we’ll profile each and ask you to vote for the company you feel holds the most promise, from May 4 to May 21. On June 1, we’ll announce the top five vote-getters.
Please note: There’s no need to suggest the same company more than once. To meet last year’s finalists, flip through this slide show.