Company Profile

Allbirds

Makes carbon-neutral footwear.

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Consumer Products
Best In Business: Industry Winner
Year Founded
2016
Location
San Francisco, California
Leadership
Tim Brown, Joey Zwillinger
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Company Description

A self-imposed carbon tax in 2019 funded the company’s transition this year to 100 percent carbon neutrality through third-party certified offsets. Allbirds footwear and apparel all carry a Carbon Footprint label. In May, the company announced a partnership with Adidas to develop the world's lowest carbon performance shoe and to hasten the transformation of the footwear supply chain, from material choices to manufacturing facilities and transportation methods. In line with its concern for the climate crisis and racial equity, Allbirds proclaimed Earth Day and Juneteenth company holidays in 2020.

Caraway

A direct-to-consumer home goods brand.

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Consumer Products
Best In Business: Industry Winner
Year Founded
2019
Location
New York, New York
Leadership
Jordan Nathan
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Company Description

In a year when a record number of people ate meals at home, reliably non-toxic cookware became all the more beneficial. After launching in November 2019 with a 150,000 waitlist, Caraway's timing could not have been better. The company's first product, a ceramic-coated cookware set, is made of recyclable aluminum and stainless steel and is 100 percent free of harmful toxins. It also releases 60 percent less carbon dioxide compared with traditional nonstick coatings.

Instacart

Provides same-day grocery delivery across North America.

Apoorva Mehta
Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Consumer Services
Best In Business: Industry Winner
Year Founded
2012
Location
San Francisco, California
Leadership
Apoorva Mehta
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Company Description

As the U.S. and Canada began issuing shelter-in-place orders, Instacart worked around the clock to provide an essential, immediate, and flexible service for millions of families and retailers. It was the first on-demand company to introduce "Leave at My Door Delivery." This year, the company also introduced a number of health and safety resources for shoppers, including free telemedicine consultations, and launched its Senior Support Service—a high-touch system to help seniors adopt online grocery delivery and prepare for flu season. In the first month of this service, Instacart onboarded over 70,000 seniors. To help alleviate food insecurity and its disproportionate effects on communities of color, Instacart donated $250,000 to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada. 

Feather

Rents furniture and home decor.

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Consumer Services
Best In Business: Industry Winner
Year Founded
2017
Location
New York, New York
Leadership
Jay Reno
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Company Description

“Fast furniture” contributes over 20 billion pounds of waste to landfills annually. Feather’s rental model helps it maintain its core mission: to keep furniture in homes and out of landfills by renting reusable pieces it reclaims and maintains. This year, it helped legions of homebound workers get office equipment; Feather saw a 400 percent increase in demand for home-office items, alone. By taking operations in-house, Feather completely offset its domestic operations’ carbon emissions. The company also adopted a permanent remote work policy and launched its own line of furniture, offering more than 200+ items that can be repaired and redeployed.

Cameo

Enables consumers to book personalized video messages, live video calls, and direct messages from athletes, entertainers, influencers, and other celebrities.

Devon Townsend.
Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Consumer Services
Best In Business: Industry Winner
Year Founded
2017
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Leadership
Steven Galanis
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Company Description

In 2020, Cameo launched a philanthropic program called Cameo Cares, which partners with charity initiatives in creating exclusive events that donate the company’s celebrity shoutout fees to worthy causes. The platform’s star power raised more than $1 million for multiple charities in its first six months, while advancing Cameo’s mission of creating unforgettable one-on-one interactions between talent and fans. The first Cameo Cares event was a three-day live-streamed festival in April that raised $725,000 for charities working to address problems caused by Covid-19. A second two-day affair raised $225,000 for organizations involved in the Black Lives Matter movement.