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Top 20 companies cross-referenced on Net Impact lists:

For this comparison of socially responsible companies, I examined the approximately 250 businesses that are listed on Net Impact's 2008 Company Rankings. To be included, the firms must appear on at least one of the four top featured lists, including:
  • Fortune Magazine's 20 Most Admired Companies
  • CRO Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens
  • Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For
  • Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies
Those companies were then cross-referenced with:
  • Calvert Social Index
  • Domini 400 Social Index

Only two firms appeared on all six lists. Four companies were ranked on five lists and 14 appeared on four lists. This lead to a natural cut-off of 20 firms to exam closely.

Of the top 20 companies, I next looked where they ranked on CRO's list of top Corporate Citizens. Some, indicated by a "N,"
were not rated by CRO. Lastly, I have noted if the company has received a communications award for its CSR work.


Firm (total # of Net Impact lists) CRO Corp Citizen Rank CSR Communications Award (Award Details)

· Cisco Systems Inc. (6) (14) (yes) (PR News, CSR Pioneers of the Year: CSR Executives, runner-up)
· Starbucks Coffee Co. (6) (35)
· American Express (5) (N)
· General Mills Inc. (5) (94)
· Nike Inc. (5) (3) (yes) (PR News, Corporate Responsibility Report winner; PR News, Overall Leader in CSR Practices, Corporations with 25,000+ employees winner)
· Target Corp. (5) (42)
· Aflac Inc. (4) (N) (yes) (PR News, Business Ethics Communications, Philanthropic Communications runner-up; Philanthropic Communications, Aflac Cancer Center runner-up)
· Cummins Inc. (4) (62)
· Deere & Co. (4) (4)
· FedEx Corp. (4) (N)
· Gap Inc. (4) (61) (yes)(PR News, CSR Pioneers of the Year, Communicator, winner)
· Google Inc. (4) (N)
· Microsoft Corp. (4) (N)
· Nordstrom Inc. (4) (N)
· Paychex Inc. (4) (N)
· Principal Financial Group Inc. (4) (N)
· Sun Microsystems Inc. (4) (19)
· Texas Instruments Inc. (4) (N)
· The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (4) (34)
· United Parcel Service Inc. (4) (N) (yes ’05)





Top scorers on CRO list Overall list total CSR Award

· Bank of America Corp (8) (2)
· Corning Inc. (6) (2)
· Eaton Corp (2) (3) (yes)
· Genentech Inc. (5) (2)
· Humana Inc. (7) (1)
· Intel Corp. (1) (3) (yes)
· ITT Corp. (9) (1)



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