Many of us want to find purpose in the job we do and who we’re working for. If you’re seeking an opportunity to make a difference—or at least work for an employer who wants to make the world a better place—one of these companies might be your ideal fit.
All the employers on this list are trying to make the planet better in their own way. For some of them, solving social or environmental issues is part of their core DNA, whether they’re reducing food waste (DIG), producing clean energy (Sunrun), fighting climate change (Esri), or curing cancer (City of Hope). Others, like Allstate and Anheuser-Busch, have taken on additional social responsibility and sustainability initiatives outside of their own business objectives to leave the world a better place than how they found it.
Read on below to learn more about these amazing companies and see what roles they’re trying to fill.
DIG is a community of chefs, farmers, creatives, activists, and innovators devoted to rebuilding the food system through vegetables. They're creating a new kind of restaurant group that connects people to good food at an affordable price. Since launching in 2011, they've opened 27 restaurants, partnered with 80+ independent farms, and taught thousands of people how to cook (really cook) in DIG kitchens. But their story is just beginning. The next few years will be a period of growth as the company expands their footprint and explores new ways to deliver a better food future for generations to come.
DIG is committed to the mindful sourcing of their ingredients. They work with local growers, minority-run and small-scale farms, using their purchasing power to support sustainable growing practices and invest in the future of farming. In an effort to reduce waste, DIG is committed to using whole vegetables, stem to leaf. Their menus also make the most of “ugly vegetables,” produce that would otherwise end up in landfill due to tight supermarket standards.
Sunrun is the nation’s leading home solar, battery storage, and energy services company. With a mission to create a planet run by the sun, Sunrun has led the industry since 2007 with its solar-as-a-service model, providing clean energy to households with little to no upfront cost and often at a savings compared to traditional electricity. Sunrun’s Brightbox home battery service manages household solar energy, battery storage, and utility power with smart inverter technology. The company designs, installs, finances, insures, monitors, and maintains the systems, while families receive predictable pricing for 20 years or more.
More than just an insurance company, Allstate is a consumer-focused, data-driven company that’s constantly redefining what it means to be protected. Through its commitment to growth and innovation over the last 88 years, Allstate is establishing itself as a leader of new technology in the industry. The company places a strong emphasis on professional development and career planning. Its culture of embracing opportunities and exploration makes it easy for employees to try new things and find out where they want to take their career. With opportunities around the globe, Allstate is hiring in an array of areas from marketing and product pricing to software engineering and data analytics to corporate relations and beyond.
Allstate has implemented numerous efforts to reduce their environmental footprint as a company, from lowering their emissions by consolidating office space and optimizing the use of energy-efficient equipment and systems to finding creative ways to minimize waste. In addition to aiming at going paperless and launching enterprise-wide filling stations to reduce the use of disposable water bottles, the company has partnered with third-party vendors to recycle paper, small electronics, and turn their cafeteria food waste into compost.
ADT is a purpose-driven company backed by more than 300 offices, nine monitoring centers, and the largest network of security professionals in the United States. As a leading provider of security, automation, and smart home solutions, ADT helps protect and connect individuals and business customers via professionally installed, do-it-yourself, and digital-based offerings. Innovative partnerships with leading brands and the SoSecure app bring ADT outside the home, because everyone deserves to feel safe.
ADT is dedicated to making its communities stronger. Every year, team members volunteer thousands of hours to support nonprofit agencies across more than 200 communities through the ADT Always Cares program. During ADT’s 2019 Week of Service, over 22,000 hours were contributed, touching the lives of thousands of people. Additionally, ADT’s signature LifeSaver program recognizes employees for helping save customers from potentially deadly emergencies like fires, carbon monoxide, and home invasions. More than 600 ADT employees have been honored and more than $550,000 awarded to nearly 100 first responder agencies.
The team at Anheuser-Busch is more than 18,000 strong—united by a passion for brewing great beer and an unwavering commitment to supporting the communities across the country which they call home. Every day, they brew, package, transport, and deliver their more than 100 brands in the most efficient and sustainable ways possible. For Anheuser-Busch, achieving their dream of bringing people together for a better world means doing their part to protect the environment from seed to sip—and pushing their partners to do the same.
Anheuser-Busch is committed to making a positive, lasting impact for their communities and the environment. As part of their emergency drinking water program, in partnership with the American Red Cross and the National Volunteer Fire Council, they have provided nearly 83 million cans of clean drinking water to communities affected by natural disasters and other crises. The company also has ambitious sustainability goals to reduce their environmental impact, including reducing water usage, using more recycled content in packaging, and reducing carbon emissions.
Zume is on a relentless quest to create a smarter and more sustainable food system that’s better for businesses and the planet. By allowing food brands to tap into Zume technology infrastructure, they enable those brands to lower operating costs, unlock new markets, and help heal the planet by reducing food, water, and energy waste—all while eliminating more carbon than is produced.
7. Impact Makers
Impact Makers delivers a unique consulting experience for its customers and employees. It starts with their mission, “making a lasting impact." Their teams successfully combine technical depth with strong business understanding to deliver holistic consulting solutions across data, cloud, cybersecurity, and enterprise agility. Impact Makers consultants are trusted advisors to clients, ensuring that solutions align to the client’s goals and strategy to create real business value. Impact Makers is a benefit corporation and founding Certified B Corp committed to contributing its profits and equity to the community—more than $3.2 million in direct financial contributions and pro bono services since 2006.
Team members at Lyft are making a huge impact in the world, changing the future of transportation, and facing challenges head-on. They honor diverse ideas, lifestyles, and talents, and celebrate each other’s personal and professional successes. To create the best ride for all, Lyft starts in its own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization where all team members belong.
Choosing a career is one of the hardest decisions people make in their lives. Navigating the job search can be brutal—but applicants don’t have to do it alone. Kforce puts job seekers’ resumes right in front of hiring managers, saving them from the dreaded “resume black hole.” Kforce builds relationships with companies on the cutting edge in their field and connects them with people that have the right expertise. Helping applicants find jobs they love is only accomplished through understanding individuals, their goals, their unique skills, and their purpose. Once people are hired, Kforce doesn’t cut ties; the company provides support during and after job assignments, serving as a champion throughout people’s careers.
Spectrum is the leading broadband communications company and the second-largest cable operator in the United States. They provide a full range of advanced broadband services, including Spectrum TV video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet access, and Spectrum Voice to connect more people in more places. Spectrum employees take pride in their fast-paced, dynamic work culture and encourage each other to reach their full potential.
11. Le Pain Quotidien
Le Pain Quotidien is a bakery and restaurant brand that serves simple, wholesome, and sustainable food made with organic and local ingredients whenever possible. Founded in Brussels in 1990, the company was at the forefront of the plant-based food movement, making healthy eating approachable before it became mainstream. Le Pain Quotidien now has more than 200 locations worldwide, including more than 90 in the United States. The company believes its employees are the backbone of the business—which is why it offers a positive working environment, opportunities for growth and professional development, and competitive wages and benefits (including shift meals and bread-making classes).
One by one, Beautycounter is leading a movement to a future where all beauty is clean beauty. Beautycounter is powered by people, and their collective mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone. Formulate, advocate, and educate—that’s their motto for creating products that truly perform while holding themselves to unparalleled standards of safety.
13. Banfield Pet Hospital
Founded as a veterinary practice in 1955, Banfield Pet Hospital, a subsidiary of the Mars corporation, has grown to nearly 1000 hospitals in 42 states, as well as DC and Puerto Rico. Together with its clients—and the millions of pets treated each year—Banfield is working to shape the future of veterinary medicine.
14. City of Hope
Founded in 1913, City of Hope is one of only 50 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute. The organization's role as a leader in patient care, basic and clinical research, and the translation of science into tangible benefit is widely acknowledged. Every discovery City of Hope makes—and every new treatment it creates—gives people the chance to live longer, better, and more fully. As an institution dedicated to fighting cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases, City of Hope is addressing the novel coronavirus threat on a number of fronts, including the preclinical development of a COVID-19 vaccine.
15. Food Bank For New York City
As the largest hunger relief organization in New York City, Food Bank For New York City serves 1.5 million people and roughly 58 million meals each year. Food Bank is made up of charities and other partners, such as soup kitchens, food pantries, and schools. Together, they provide support for communities in need through holistic programming and various other resources. While their main focus is food security, they also offer additional anti-poverty programs to support financial stability. People who are daring, bold, and entrepreneurial in their approach to problem solving are highly valued, as well as people who are passionate and able to interact with a diverse audience.
Esri is the market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping. Its technology combines the science of geography with the power of GIS—think high-tech maps—to make the world work better. By enabling customers to design more efficient cities, deliver clean water and electricity, fight crime, slow climate change, and stamp out disease, Esri is helping create the maps that run the world and shape the future.
Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and well-being. For over 125 years, Philips has leveraged advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. The company is a leader in consumer health, home care, diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring, and health informatics. Philips employs over 17,000 employees across 50 offices in North America, all working to help create a healthier society.
4ocean is turning the tide on the ocean plastic crisis—one pound at a time. The Florida-based company is on a mission to clean the ocean while stopping the inflow of plastic by helping change consumption habits on land, influencing governments and corporations to make systemic changes, and working with nonprofits to advance the growing movement toward a more sustainable planet. The company started out selling bracelets and, for each product purchased, their crew removes one pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines. Since its launch in 2017, the 4ocean team has removed more than seven million pounds of plastic—and they’re just getting started.
At Expensify, an expense reporting software company with millions of users worldwide, there are no official titles, managers, or hierarchies. Employees float between teams and create their own paths to success by choosing projects that align with their professional and personal goals. With the support of individual mentors and teammates across the globe, everyone at Expensify has the tools to grow in any direction. They just need to follow two simple rules: “Get shit done, and don’t ruin it for everyone else.”
20. Terrapin Beer
At Terrapin, the values truly define the company. From creating an open environment where anyone can express their ideas and everyone is accessible to ensuring that safety on the work-site is paramount, each employee knows they matter. Team members enjoy the opportunity to move up in the company without sacrificing a healthy work-life balance.
MovingWorlds is an award-winning social enterprise that was voted one of the top 100 companies to work for by EscapetheCity. Their work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Forbes, Idealist, and many more as the leading global network of working professionals making more impact in their careers. With a global team and partnership network, they’re helping accelerate the progress of the social enterprise movement and they invite you to join them.
22. Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute—HHMI—is an independent philanthropy that drives science forward by supporting biomedical scientists, educators, students, and schools with the potential to make transformative impact. HHMI believes in the power of people, not projects, to make discoveries that benefit all. HHMI-supported scientists have made major advances in understanding basic biology, disease, and other key scientific areas. So far, 30 current or former HHMI scientists have won the Nobel prize.
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