About SUCCESS® Changemakers

The SUCCESS® Changemakers is an annual celebration of individuals and organizations creating meaningful social, environmental, and economic impact worldwide. The top 25 finalists will be highlighted in the November/December 2024 issue of internationally acclaimed SUCCESS® magazine.

Whether an everyday community hero, a social entrepreneur with an innovative solution, or a corporation driving sustainable progress through corporate social responsibility initiatives, the 2024 SUCCESS® Changemakers honors those who are committed to making a difference in the world.

Become a Changemaker
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Nominate yourself and get recognized alongside renowned CEOs and celebrities below who are using their platforms for good.

21 Savage, rapper and philanthropist (“Issa Back to School Drive,” 21 Savage Bank Account Campaign, financial literacy program for kids)
Anna Alex, co-founder of Nala Earth
Apple, shortening the supply chain
David Beckham (UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, founder of 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund, and spokesperson for Malaria No More) and Victoria Beckham, philanthropists
Beyonce and Jay Z, recording artists and founders of BeyGOOD and the Shawn Carter Foundation
B Lab, transforming the global economy to benefit all
Bain Capital Double Impact, scaling mission-driven companies
Sir Richard Branson, philanthropist and founder of the Virgin Group and the Virgin Foundation
BYD, global EV powerhouse
Grant and Elena Cardone, co-founders of the Grant Cardone Foundation
Chief, helping women rise
George and Amal Clooney, founders of Clooney Foundation for Justice
Matt Damon, co-founder of
De Beers Group, building the future of diamond traceability
Evoqua Water Technologies, protecting the most fundamental natural resources
Larry Fink, co-founder and chairman of BlackRock
Formula One, driving growth
Father-daughter duo Grace Forrest, founder of Walk Free and a United Nations Association of Australia Goodwill Ambassador, and Andrew Forrest, founder of Fortescue Metals Group, Tattarang, and the Minderoo Foundation
Michael J. Fox, founder of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

Dr. Jane Goodall, primatologist, anthropologist, conservationist, and founder of the Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Conservation & Education
Sir Lewis Hamilton, Formula One driver and founder of Mission 44
Mariska Hargitay, actress and founder of the Joyful Heart Foundation
IBM, quantum leaders
Angelina Jolie, actress, filmmaker, humanitarian, and founder of Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, actors, philanthropists, and founders of Group Effort Initiative
LVMH Group, king of luxury
Aditi Mayer, visual storyteller and sustainability activist
Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen, photographers and co-founders of SeaLegacy
Indya Moore, social activist
Trevor Noah, comedian and founder of the Trevor Noah Foundation
Patagonia, investing in the earth
Paul Polman, business leader and co-author of Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More Than They Take
Quavo, musician and founder of Rocket Foundation and the Quavo Cares Foundation
Regrow Ag, rethinking farming
Schnitzer Steel Industries, providing low-carbon metals in the energy transition
Shakira, musician and founder of Pies Descalzos Foundation
Jay Shetty and Radhi Devlukia-Shetty, advocates for helping individuals find their purpose, healthfully and mindfully
Sorenson Impact Institute, inspiring university students to drive change
SpaceX, the next frontier
Tim and Demi-Leigh Tebow, philanthropists, advocates, and activists through the Tim Tebow Foundation
Charlize Theron, actress and founder of Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Program
Greta Thunberg, environmental activist and founder of Fridays for Future
Unilever, making sustainable living commonplace
Emma Watson, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women Goodwill Ambassador
Muhammad Yunus, pioneer of microcredits and founder of Grameen Bank

Which Category Do You Belong To?

Independent SUCCESS® Changemakers are:

Social Entrepreneurs

Pioneering innovative solutions to social or environmental challenges through new business models

Philanthropists or ActivistS

Dedicated to charitable initiatives and advocacy work that drives positive change

Community Leaders

Creating impact through volunteering and grassroots efforts in the community

Power Pairs

Sharing a passion for making a difference through foundations, grassroots efforts, and advocacy work

Organizational SUCCESS® Changemakers are:

Certified B Corporations

Meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability

Nonprofit Organizations or NGOs

Mission-driven organizations addressing critical social, environmental, or humanitarian issues worldwide

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Pioneers

Exemplifying leadership through impactful corporate social responsibility programs and sustainable business operations

Industry Association Changemakers

A professional association or industry group championing social or environmental causes within their sector

Why Nominate?

As a nominee, you’ll receive personal or brand credibility through:

  • Recognition as a 2024 SUCCESS® Changemakers nominee in SUCCESS® magazine
  • The official 2024 SUCCESS® Changemakers badge, showcasing your commitment to positive change
  • Social media promotion and engagement from SUCCESS® channels, amplifying your impact

If you're selected as a finalist, you'll also receive:

  • Recognition as one of the 2024 SUCCESS® Changemakers in SUCCESS® magazine, hitting millions of inspired readers worldwide
  • Recognition on the SUCCESS® Changemakers website
  • Nearly $20,000 in high-visibility media value amplifying your/your organization’s achievements through print, digital, and social channels
  • The official 2024 SUCCESS® Changemakers badge, elevating your personal or company’s credibility across platforms like social media, email signatures, pitch decks, and more
  • An official SUCCESS® magazine press release announcing your award to inspire other changemakers globally
  • Engaging opportunities to energize your employees, including a social media blitz and photo challenge with a full-page SUCCESS® magazine ad prize

How to Nominate

  • Review the award categories above to ensure your nominee meets the criteria for either individuals or organizations.
  • Click on any of the Nominate buttons on this page, fill in the pop-up form with your full name and email, and you’ll be taken to the checkout page.
  • At the checkout page, fill out your application form and submit your application fee.
  • Once your fee is processed, you’ll be immediately taken to a page to fill out the nomination form with comprehensive details about yourself/your organization, including:
  • An overview of your initiative
  • Statistics on your impact (people helped, money raised, etc.)
  • Explanation of how you/your organization are pioneering positive change
  • High-res headshot or company logo


The nomination deadline is June 21, 2024. All nomination materials, including an overview of your initiatives, explanation of how you/your organization are pioneering positive change, and high-res photos of yourself/company logos must be submitted by then to be considered.

What Happens After You Submit Your Nomination?

We will carefully review all nominees. Finalists will be notified by Sept. 25, 2024 and provided further instructions via email. Award winners will be announced here on Sept. 26, 2024 and in SUCCESS® magazine’s November/December 2024 issue.