Every year Fast Company magazine's readers search for ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Their goal is to remind the world of all the good that's created when passionate people with big ideas and strong convictions are determined to make a difference.
This years winners range from Arnold Schwarzenegger (fighting greenhouse gases), Nike (eco-design), Deutsche Bank (socially responsible investing) to many yet unsung heroes. Read about the complete Fast 50. Short on time? Watch a fast slideshow.