In this special report on the World's Most Innovative Companies, there are plenty of examples to make you a believer. Our staff has spent more than six months gathering and analyzing data. To generate our list of the 50 Most Innovative Companies—and the accompanying top 10 companies in various sectors—we assessed thousands of enterprises. Risk of failure and collapse are always with us. But the culture of innovation across the globe is more robust than ever. We think that's worth celebrating.
For becoming a $350 billion giant that lets loose almost too many innovations and milestones to count but we'll try
For crowdfunding charity and setting its sights on education reform
For uprooting corruption with a 12-digit code
For drafting a different architecture firm-one that values more than fancy blueprints or lucrative scut work