CEO Insight’s Most Influential list recognises enterprises that have reached the pinnacle of excellence and influence. These 20 companies have a vision that shapes the conceptual landscape of their respective industries, including finance, business, technology, design and law. They tick all the right boxes when it comes to facilities, professionalism, innovation and foresight. In choosing the list, our research fellowship appraised the nominations, suggestions and contributions of our readership, and it analysed new trends to unearth the best and brightest pioneers in business today. This introduction highlights just a few of the award winners.