Reuters Events Announces Prequalification for 12th Annual Responsible Business

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Aug.25, 2021 / CSRwire / – Reuters Events announces the list of finalists for the 12th edition of the Responsible Business Awards:


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

London, August 25, 2021

The list of finalists for the 12th Reuters Events: Responsible Business Awards has been announced. The winners will be revealed and celebrated at a virtual awards ceremony on October 14 at 1:00 p.m. BST for the global audience.

It has been a difficult task, out of over 500 nominations, 112 nominees were ultimately shortlisted for this year’s awards.

Reuters Events would like to thank everyone who participated for their hard work and effort put into submissions. Please keep up the great work!

The shortlist includes:

Business transformation award

  • Chiesi Group – Create a corporate governance structure based on “shared value”
  • WSP Global Inc – Accelerating Meaningful Actions: We’re Ready for the Future®
  • DPD – Vision 2025
  • Groupe En + – From industrial leader to climate leader
  • Natura – IP&L (Integrated Profit & Loss): Innovative monetary valuation tool concerning the environmental, social and human aspects of the company
  • NRG Energy – Strategic pivot towards the customer: a decarbonisation plan
  • Berkeley Group – Our vision, an ambitious strategy for the company
  • Suzano Latin America
  • 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 – Fighting the pandemic with rapid COVID-19 tests
  • Mexican Grill Chipotle – Chipotle Real Foodprint
  • Cloudflare – Helping to Build a Zero Emission Internet
  • Nexii Building Solutions – High performance buildings and renovations quickly 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 to job seekers from diverse backgrounds
  • Ping An Healthcare and Technology Company Limited – Ping An Good Doctor
  • Russell Reynolds – RRA Sustainable Leadership Consulting
  • Walgreens – Find Care Platform Innovates to Close Healthcare Gaps

NEW: Sustainability Trailblazer Award

  • Audrey Choi – Director of Sustainable Development, Morgan Stanley
  • Peter Simpson – CEO, Anglian Water and Co-Chairman, Corporate Leaders Group UK
  • Lucie Basch – Co-founder and Director of Expansion, Too Good to Go
  • Ezgi Barcenas – Chief Sustainability Officer, AB InBev
  • Ivan Frishberg – Director of Impact Policy, Banque Amalgamée
  • 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 – President and CEO, 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 and Save the Children – A good start, a bright future
  • Boots UK-Macmillan Cancer Support – Partnership provides unique support to people living with cancer
  • Barclays Unreasonable Impact Program
  • ADM – Supporting the sustainable cultivation of soybeans in India
  • Lone whale – NextWave Plastics
  • Olam India, International Finance Corporation (World Bank Organization) and Government of India’s National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) – Pragatisheel Kisan Desh Ki Muskaan (PKDM)

NEW: Net zero transition price

  • Apple Inc. – Apple’s plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030
  • Amazon – The Climate Pledge, a commitment to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2040, 10 years before the Paris agreement
  • Aviva – Net Zero Ambition: Climate action for a better future
  • Burberry – Climate Positive Luxury Plan
  • Chiesi Group – #Actionoverwords: Chiesi’s Road to Carbon Neutrality
  • Formula E – ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
  • Nestlé – Nestlé Net Zero Roadmap

Circular transition price

  • Danone – Poços de Caldas Plant – Triple Environmental Certification
  • Morgan Stanley – Solving plastic waste
  • AB InBev – EverGrain, realizing the potential of everything
  • Dow – Circulate Capital and Lucro Plastecycle
  • Rio Tinto – To extend its responsible aluminum offer with closed-loop recycling
  • Samsung Electronics – Galaxy Upcycling at Home Program Brings New Life to Old Phones
  • Sterlite Technologies Limited – Zero waste in 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 and transparency
  • Deloitte Global – Deloitte Global Impact Reporting & Transparency
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance – WBA Achieves Impact through ESG Reporting Best Practices
  • Vancity – Annual Report 2020: Strength in the 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 industry
  • Indosat Ooredoo – Mobile health clinics
  • Twinning – Carefully sourced
  • Ayala – Sustainable Development Plan
  • AB InBev – Support for the UN SDGs
  • Sterlite Technologies Limited – Holistic Approaches That Ensure Sustainability
  • Al-Dabbagh Group – Commitment to the SDGs
  • New World Development Company Limited – Pioneering SDGs in the real estate ecosystem to create shared value for all stakeholders

Social impact award

  • Beike CSR – “ABCs of Cell Phone Use for the Elderly”
  • Cargill Turkey – 1000 farmers for endless prosperity
  • IBM – Aligning Education, Skills and Jobs – A Social and Economic Imperative
  • Mondelez International – Cocoa Life
  • Flex – Response to the Covid-19 pandemic
  • De Beers Group – GemFair Program
  • DBS Bank – DBS Foundation: Defending social entrepreneurship in Asia
  • Too Good to Go – America’s # 1 Anti-Waste App
  • Tata Consulting Services – TCS Empowers
  • TELUS – Pollinator for Good Fund
  • AB InBev & BanQu – Empowering farmers and value chain partners through technology

Goal-oriented communication award

  • Natwest Group – 2020 supplement on the environment, social and governance (ESG)
  • TietoEVRY – The Polite Guy for More Inclusive Online Interactions
  • Banque DBS – Towards zero food waste
  • Anglian Water – North Star: Our purpose, mission and values
  • Groupe En + – Transforming the market through goal-oriented communications
  • MSIG Asia Pte Ltd – MSIG for biodiversity
  • BT – Remarkable skills
  • Aviva – Aviva Community Fund

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award

  • IBM – Accelerating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – A New Industrial Model
  • 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 Pathways Initiative (REJ)

Future Pioneer Award

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

Champion of Biodiversity Award

  • Amyris – Moving the world towards sustainable ingredients through synthetic biology
  • Danone NA – Champions of regenerative agriculture to protect soils, empower farmers and promote animal welfare
  • Nomad Foods – Eat for the planet
  • Firmenich – Embrace nature
  • Pernod Ricard – Feeding each terroir and its biodiversity
  • PepsiCo – Positive agriculture ambition focused on impact
  • Berkeley Group – Improving nature

Social and human capital price

  • Concert Properties Ltd. – Connect our community
  • Solway Investment Group – Creative Exchange
  • AmerisourceBergen – Innovative Partnerships Addressing Significant Inequalities in Access to Quality Health Care
  • Keurig Dr Pepper – 20 Year Journey to Put Farmers First
  • Flex – Ergonomic Risk Mitigation Through Automation and Improved Visibility
  • Prysmian Group – Creating value for stakeholders are people and communities
  • S&P Global – People First

If you want to align your business with the sustainability excellence showcased at this year’s Responsible Business Awards, contact Reuters Events directly to find out more about the sponsorship opportunities available.

For the past 12 years, the Responsible Business Awards have served as a benchmark for companies around the world looking to demonstrate true leadership relative to their international peers. In the past two years, there have been 32 winning participants from 19 different countries. And, although this year Reuters Events will not be able to recognize the leaders at a prestigious in-person awards gala, they will be celebrating the leaders with its global community, at a virtual awards ceremony.

This year’s awards ceremony provides an exciting opportunity to showcase pioneering work to more than 3,000 global business leaders, during a live broadcast as well as for an additional 14 days before and after the ceremony via the Awards Showcase Hub to view the 2021 finalist nominations reports and videos.

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For more information on the Responsible Business Awards, please contact Alexia Croft at [email protected]

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