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    Under CEO Doug McMillon, the world’s largest company has invested billions to make its workforce more resilient.

    Walmart is the only company to have been on the Change the World list for all five years of its existence. This year it earned its spot on the strength of its investment in its people. Over the past few years, the company has offered training courses to hundreds of thousands of “associates” (what Walmart calls its employees) through its Academies program. It also helped spark a nationwide trend in retail by raising their wages. Now Walmart is building on that foundation with its Live Better U initiative, which allows associates to pursue college degrees debt-free, for $1 per day. Some 6,000 Walmart employees are already active and enrolled in school through the program, and another 4,000 are signed up to start this fall.

    Click here to read more about Walmart’s efforts to make its staff more resilient; and click here to read Fortune’s interview with Walmart CEO Doug McMillon.

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    Company Information

    Country
    U.S.
    Headquarters
    Bentonville, Ark.
    Impact Segment
    Education/Discovery
    Sector
    Retailing
    Industry
    General Merchandisers
    CEO
    C. Douglas McMillon
    Websitehttp://www.stock.walmart.com
    Company Type
    Public
    Ticker
    WMT
    Prior Year Rank16
    Revenues ($M) (Last Fiscal Year)$514,405
    Profits ($M) (Last Fiscal Year)$6,670
    Market Value ($M) as of 8/12/19$300,145
    Employees2,200,000

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