The 2007 Social Capitalist Awards

43 entrepreneurs who are changing the world

The amazing organizations that received the Fast Company/Monitor Group Social Capitalist Awards have found a better way to do good: They're using the disciplines of the corporate world to tackle daunting social problems. In our fourth exclusive ranking, we used a similarly hard-nosed approach to find the 43 best social entrepreneurs.

This special section builds on the article in the December/January 2006 issue and includes details about our methodology, profiles of our various advisers, position statements contributed by the winning organizations, an interactive slideshow focusing on business lessons, audio interviews with winning leaders -- and ways to donate to the organizations involved.

A More Powerful Path
Changing the way we think about change--and bringing business into the act.

Class of '07: The Fast Company/Monitor Group Social Capitalist Award Winners

Prime Partners
The Housing Partnership Network
Hands on Network
Springboard Forward
EcoLogic Finance
First Book

The Making of the Social Capitalist Awards
How we crunched the numbers.

What Makes a Social Capitalist?
The method behind the awards.

Voices of Authority: Expert Bios
Fast Company and Monitor Group relied on 12 highly-regard, independent experts to help shape the 2007 Social Capitalist Awards.

Extra Credit
Want to learn more about social entrepreneurs and innovation in the service sector? Here are connections to some leading resources in the field.