I have long followed my favorite corporate social responsibility (CSR) thought leaders on Twitter, and today I thought I would share who the top business- and enterprise-wide “Tweeps” are on my favorite social media platform.

Maintaining a presence on social media, especially Twitter, is difficult. Nevertheless, this top 10 list includes businesses who push the envelope on CSR discussions. What made these 10 stand out is not only the content they share, but their level of engagement with other users and thought leaders in the social media universe.

Too often, individuals, and companies, use Twitter as a way to blast self-promoting good news and pats on the back. But this group excels and soars above the rest because of the level to which they engage with others in the Twittersphere. Direct messages are returned; public replies are not ignored; and they interact with the community, sharing information, best practices and cutting-edge ideas.

The list is in alphabetical order: this is subjective as it is so I find it impossible to actually rank them from 1 to 10. I included a public relations firm and a small food company. One firm, Strauss Group, is based in Israel. And for those pushing me to make a choice, if I were cornered by a thug twice my size and forced to make a decision on the top corporate tweep, I would have to choose either SCJ Green Choices or Cisco CSR--their consistency and breadth of conversations are impressive.

Here is the list. Share your thoughts with me, on of course, Twitter.

Campbell Soup Co CSR (@CampbellCSR)

Cisco CSR (@CiscoCSR)

Ford Motor (@Ford)

Microsoft Citizenship (@msftcitizenship)

PepsiCo (@PepsiCo)

SAP Sustainability (@sustainableSAP)

(SC Johnson) SCJ Green Choices (@SCJGreenChoices)

Strauss Group (@StraussGroup)

UPS (@UPS)

Vital Farms (@vitalfarms)

Waggoner Edstrom (@WE_Citizen)

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com. Based in California, he is a business writer and consultant. His work is has also appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He's pictured here in Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com. You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). As of October 2013, he now lives and works in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.