Merck Ranked No. 2 in Fortune Magazine’s 2018 “Change the World” List

Sep 5, 2018 3:40 PM ET

Fortune magazine has released its latest "Change the World" list, a ranking of 57​ companies that are doing well by doing good. Merck ranked second on the list for our leadership role in the fight against Ebola, including our experimental Ebola vaccine and our support for humanitarian organizations involved in Ebola relief and recovery efforts.

"Merck's investment in the Ebola vaccine has been prodigious," Fortune notes. "Merck, in short, is doing what so many great companies do: trying to fix something that needs fixing and trying to turn a profit while doing it."​

The Change the World list recognizes companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy. Fortune prioritizes companies with annual revenues of $1 billion or more, and evaluates and ranks the companies on these factors: 

1. Measurable social impact 
2. Business results
3. Degree of innovation
4. Corporate integration

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