The Just 100: America's Best Corporate Citizens

Dec 12, 2016 9:30 AM ET

In his influential 1962 book, Capitalism and Freedom, economist Milton Friedman argued that there is "one and only one social responsibility of business--to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase profits." Any obligation to social good was up to private shareholders. Executives with a conscience who cared about job creation, employee treatment or the environment, Friedman wrote, were nothing more than "unwitting puppets" of a social responsibility doctrine that threatened free markets.

A half-century later, social impact is woven into the mission statements of nearly every major company on the planet. But which companies actually practice what they preach? FORBES has partnered with Just Capital, a nonprofit created by billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones II, to determine which ones are the best corporate citizens--the Just 100.

Click here to learn how PepsiCo made the list.