Methodology and Process

The Civic 50 survey instrument consists of quantitative and multiple-choice questions that inform the scoring process, and summary narrative questions to capture case study material we will use to celebrate and promote best practices. To calculate a corporation’s score, points are accrued in the following dimensions: Investment (1,000 points), Integration (1,000 points), Institutionalization (1,000 points) and Impact (1,000 points).


We recognize Civic 50 honorees in alphabetical order, and will honor the top company across sectors based on the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). The sectors in the GICS are communications, consumer discretionary, consumer staples, energy, financials, healthcare, industrials, materials, technology, utilities and real estate. Only the names of the top 50 companies and the sector leaders will be shared publicly, with attribution. Names and rankings of companies that participate, but do not have rankings qualifying for the top 50 or as sector leaders, will be kept confidential. All other information submitted on The Civic 50 application may be aggregated and shared for benchmarking and continuous improvement purposes, but will be anonymous. 

All eligible companies that submit a completed application for The Civic 50 before March 1, 2017 will receive a free Individual Scorecard, which lists a company's score and ranking in each of the four evaluated dimensions, and for The Civic 50 overall. To learn more about Civic 50 scorecards, visit True Impact's website.

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