Reuters Events Announces the Shortlist for the 12th Annual Responsible Business

Reuters Events Announces the Shortlist for the 12th Annual Responsible Business Awards:

Awards

Natura, AB InBev, Walgreens Boots Alliance, DBS Bank, Cargill, Ayala, Samsung Electronics, Aviva and Morgan Stanley are among 100+ nominees being shortlisted for this year’s The Responsible Business Awards

London, 25th August 2021

The shortlist for the 12th Reuters Events: Responsible Business Awards has been announced. The winners will be revealed and celebrated on a virtual awards ceremony on 14th October at 1PM BST for the global audience.

It’s been a tough task, drawn from over 500 entries, 112 nominees were finally shortlisted for this year’s Awards.

Reuters Events would like to thank everyone that entered for all their hard work and efforts spent in the submissions. Please keep up your great work!

The shortlist includes:

Business Transformation Award

  • Chiesi Group – Creating a Corporate Governance Structure Based on “Shared Value”
  • WSP Global Inc – Accelerating Meaningful Action: We are Future Ready®
  • DPD – Vision 2025
  • En+ Group – From Industry Leader to Climate Leader
  • Natura – IP&L (Integrated Profit & Loss): Innovative Tool for Monetary Valuation Regarding the Environmental, Social and Human Aspects of The Business
  • NRG Energy – Strategic Pivot to the Customer: A Decarbonization Plan
  • Berkeley Group – Our Vision, An Ambitious Strategy for The Business
  • Suzano – Committed to Renewing Life Inspired by Trees
  • Trane Technologies – Transforming the Industry Standard to Enable A Low-Carbon Society
  • Mercado Libre – Transforming the Lives of Millions of Latin American Entrepreneurs During The Pandemic

NEW: Product or Service Innovation Award

  • Abbott – Addressing the Pandemic Through COVID-19 Rapid Testing
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill – Chipotle Real Foodprint
  • Cloudflare – Helping Build a Zero-Emissions Internet
  • Nexii Building Solutions – High Performance Buildings and Retrofits Rapidly Assembled On-Site Using Nexii’s Revolutionary Green Building Products
  • Dow and Haier Smart Home Co., Ltd – Improving the Energy Efficiency of Home Appliances
  • Moody’s – Moody’s ESG Solutions
  • Robert Walters Group – Opening Doors for Job Seekers from Diverse Backgrounds
  • Ping An Healthcare and Technology Company Limited – Ping An Good Doctor
  • Russell Reynolds – RRA Sustainable Leadership Advisory
  • Walgreens – ‘Find Care’ Platform Innovates to Bridge Health Care Gaps

NEW: Sustainability Trailblazer Award

  • Audrey Choi – Chief Sustainability Officer, Morgan Stanley
  • Peter Simpson – CEO, Anglian Water and co-Chair, Corporate Leaders Group UK
  • Lucie Basch – Co-founder and Chief Expansion Officer, Too Good to Go
  • Ezgi Barcenas – Chief Sustainability Officer, AB InBev
  • Ivan Frishberg – Director of Impact Policy, Amalgamated Bank
  • Jose Villalon – Corporate Sustainability Director, Nutreco
  • Richard Ellis – Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, Walgreens Boots Alliance
  • Saker Nusseibeh, CBE – CEO, International at Federated Hermes
  • Sumant Sinha – Chairman and Managing Director, ReNew Power
  • Martha Patricia Herrera – Global Director of Social Impact and Director, CEMEX

Partnership of the Year

  • Cargill and CARE – A Decade of Impact in Cocoa Communities
  • Australia Post and Australian Red Cross – Helping Communities Prepare For, Respond To, And Recover from Disaster
  • Aviva and the British Red Cross – Building Stronger Communities
  • Twinning’s & Save the Children – Great Beginnings, Bright Futures
  • Boots UK-Macmillan Cancer Support – Partnership Provides Unique Support for People Living with Cancer
  • Barclays Unreasonable Impact Programme
  • ADM – Supporting Sustainable Soy Farming in India
  • Lonely Whale – NextWave Plastics
  • Olam India, International Finance Corporation (World Bank Organisation) and Government of India’s National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) – Pragatisheel Kisan Desh Ki Muskaan (PKDM)

NEW: Net Zero Transition Award

  • Apple Inc. – Apple’s Plan for Achieving Carbon Neutrality By 2030
  • Amazon – The Climate Pledge, A Commitment to Achieve Net-Zero Carbon Emissions By 2040, 10 Year Ahead of The Paris Agreement
  • Aviva – Net Zero Ambition: Taking Climate Action for A Better Tomorrow
  • Burberry – Climate Positive Luxury Plan
  • Chiesi Group – #Actionoverwords: Chiesi’s Road to Carbon Neutrality
  • Formula E – ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
  • Nestlé – Nestlé’s Net Zero Roadmap

Circular Transition Award

  • Danone – Poços de Caldas Plant – Triple Environmental Certification
  • Morgan Stanley – Plastic Waste Resolution
  • AB InBev – EverGrain, Realising the Potential in Everything
  • Dow – Circulate Capital and Lucro Plastecycle
  • Rio Tinto – To Expand Responsible Aluminium Offering with Closed Loop Recycling
  • Samsung Electronics – Galaxy Upcycling at Home Program Gives Old Phones New Life
  • Sterlite Technologies Limited – Zero Waste to Landfills

Reporting and Transparency Award

  • Olam Food Ingredients (OFI) – Cocoa Compass
  • Dow Inc. – INtersections: Dow’s Holistic, Comprehensive and Transparent ESG Report
  • Novartis AG – Commitment to ESG Reporting & Transparency
  • Deloitte – Deloitte Global Impact Reporting & Transparency
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance – WBA Achieves Impact Through Best-Practice ESG Reporting
  • Vancity – 2020 Annual Report: Strength in Community
  • PepsiCo – 2020 Sustainability Report
  • Philip Morris International – Integrated Report
  • Shell – Sustainability Report

SDG Pioneer Award

  • Too Good to Go – Solution for Food Waste in the Food Sector
  • Indosat Ooredoo – Mobile Health Clinics
  • Twinning’s – Sourced with Care
  • Ayala – Sustainability Blueprint
  • AB InBev – Support of the UN SDGs
  • Sterlite Technologies Limited – Holistic Approaches that Ensure Sustainable Development
  • Al-Dabbagh Group – Commitment to SDGs
  • New World Development Company Limited – Pioneering SDG in Real Estate Ecosystem to Create Shared Value for All Stakeholders

Social Impact Award

  • KE Holdings Inc – Beike CSR: ABC’s of Mobile Phone Use for the Elderly
  • Cargill Turkey – 1000 Farmers Endless Prosperity
  • IBM – Aligning Education, Skills and Jobs – A Social and Economic Imperative
  • Mondelez International – Cocoa Life
  • Flex – Covid-19 Pandemic Response
  • De Beers Group – GemFair programme
  • DBS Bank – DBS Foundation: Championing Social Entrepreneurship in Asia
  • Too Good to Go – #1 Anti-Food Waste App to the U.S.
  • Tata Consultancy Services – TCS Empowers
  • TELUS – Pollinator Fund for Good
  • AB InBev & BanQu – Empowering Farmers and Value Chain Partners through Technology

Purpose-Driven Communications Award

  • Natwest Group – 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Supplement
  • TietoEVRY – The Polite Type for More Inclusive Interactions Online
  • DBS Bank – Towards Zero Food Waste
  • Anglian Water – North Star: Our Purpose, Mission and Values
  • En+ Group – Transforming the Market Through Purpose-Driven Communications
  • MSIG Asia Pte Ltd – MSIG For Biodiversity
  • BT – Stand Out Skills
  • Aviva – Aviva Community Fund

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award

  • IBM – Accelerating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – A New Industry Blueprint
  • Kenya Breweries Ltd – Creating an Inclusive and Diverse Culture Where Everyone Has a Voice
  • Atlas Renewable Energy – We are All Part of the Same Energy
  • T-Mobile – Equity in Action (EIA)
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance – Transparent Goals and Accountability Boost Diversity in Leadership
  • Britvic plc – Healthier People
  • Templeton & Partners – Commitment to Diversity
  • Coca Cola Turkey – My Sister
  • PepsiCo – Racial Equality Journey (REJ) Initiative

Future Pioneer Award

  • Alexandra Gundobina – En+ Group
  • Elisabeth Rochford – Virgin Media O2
  • Jake and Caroline Danehy – Fair Harbor
  • Lucie Basch – Too Good to Go        

Biodiversity Champion Award

  • Amyris – Shifting the World to Sustainable Ingredients with Synthetic Biology
  • Danone NA – Champions Regenerative Agriculture to Protect Soils, Empower Farmers and Promote Animal Welfare
  • Nomad Foods – Eating for the Planet
  • Firmenich – Embracing Nature
  • Pernod Ricard – Nurturing Every Terroir and its Biodiversity
  • PepsiCo – Impact-Driven Positive Agriculture Ambition
  • Berkeley Group – Enhancing Nature

Social and Human Capital Award

  • Concert Properties Ltd. – Connecting Our Community
  • Solway Investment Group – Creative Fellowship
  • AmerisourceBergen – Innovative Partnerships Addressing Significant Inequities in Access to Quality Healthcare
  • Keurig Dr Pepper – 20-year Journey of Putting Farmers First
  • Flex – Mitigating Ergonomic Risks Through Automation and Enhanced Visibility
  • Prysmian Group – Creation of Stakeholder Value are People and Communities
  • S&P Global – People First

If you would like to align your business with the sustainability excellence being showcased at the Responsible Business Awards this year, get in touch with Reuters Events directly to find out more about the available sponsorship opportunities.

For the past 12 years, the Responsible Business Awards have served as the benchmark for businesses from across the globe that are looking to showcase real leadership, against their international peers. Over the past two years there has been 32 winning entrants from 19 different countries. And, whilst this year Reuters Events is unable to recognise the leaders during a prestigious in person Awards gala, they will be celebrating the leaders with its global community, through a virtual Awards ceremony.

This year’s Awards ceremony offers an exciting opportunity to showcase pioneering work to over 3,000 global business executives, during a live broadcast as well as for another 14 days pre and post ceremony via the Awards Showcase Hub to view reports and videos from the 2021 finalists’ entries.

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