World’s Leading Responsible Business Awards

Recognising those that are challenging the status quo and leading to a new, sustainable future

  • 25Judges
  • 15Categories
  • 500+Entries
  • 1Global Awards

Reuters Events Responsible Business Awards are the world’s leading Awards celebrating leadership in sustainable business. It’s more than acknowledging excellent sustainability strategies. The Responsible Business Awards recognise those that are truly having an impact on business, society and the environment – delivering a new blueprint for business in the 21st Century.

For the past 12 years our 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 we’ve seen 32 winning entrants from 18 different countries. And, whilst this year we’re unable to recognise the leaders during a prestigious in person Awards gala, we will be celebrating the leaders with our global community, through a virtual Awards ceremony.

Dates For Your Calendar

  • 11th MarchNominations Open
  • 30th JulyNominations Deadline
  • 16th AugustShortlist Announced
  • 14th OctoberThe Awards Ceremony

Enter the Reuters Events: Responsible Business Awards 2021

Find out all you need to know in the Responsible Business Awards 2021 entry pack

Why enter

This is a unique opportunity to benchmark your company, and its impacts, against those leading sustainable action from across the globe. This is an unrivalled opportunity to celebrate innovation, commitment and real impact, and showcase leadership in responsible business. By nominating, being shortlisted and perhaps even winning a Reuters Events Responsible Business Award, you will:

  • GAIN RECOGNITION FROM THE COMMUNITY as well as your shareholders, investors and experts as a global leader in the industry
  • GET THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT YOU DESERVE for your company’s commitment to excellence in the responsible business space
  • BOOST YOUR REPUTATION for spearheading innovation and best practice with the largest sustainability community in the world

How to Enter

There are two simple steps to complete your entry

  • Step 1: Register and give us your payment information here
  • Step 2: Let us know why you should win in your form online (you’ll get a link to the online form once you register)

Business Transformation Award

NEW: Product or Service Innovation Award

NEW: Sustainability Trailblazer Award

Partnership of the Year

NEW: Net Zero Transition Award


Circular Transition Award

Reporting and Transparency Award

SDG Pioneer Award

Social Impact Award

Purpose-Driven Communications Award


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award

NEW: The Future Pioneer Award

NEW: Biodiversity Champion Award

NEW: Social and Human Capital Award

Responsible Business Honouree Award


What are the Judges looking for?

The judges will mark your entry based on:

  • Clear and concise results and metrics
  • Measurable evidence of innovation, impact and scalability, with demonstrable, long term commitment to a sustainable transformation
  • Relevance to category criteria when answering questions specific to your category (see bullet point criterion under each category heading)

Entry Fees and Payment

Single Category Entry Entry for a Single Category GBP £399
Multiple Category Entry Entry for 2-3 Categories GBP £599
Professional Category Entry Entry for 4+ Categories GBP £899

Enter the Reuters Events: Responsible Business Awards 2021

Find out all you need to know in the Responsible Business Awards 2021 entry pack

2020 finalists included:

dbs's Logo
octopus_energy's Logo
outland_denim's Logo
snam's Logo

abn_amro's Logo
aviva__yellow's Logo

olam's Logo
standard_life_aberdeen's Logo

pax_world_funds's Logo
mckinsey_and_company's Logo
grove_collaborative's Logo
kraft_heinz's Logo


cloudflare's Logo

tes's Logo
singapore_sustainability_academy's Logo
teck's Logo

closing_the_loop's Logo
severntrent's Logo

chipotle's Logo
cadence's Logo

ellen_macarthur_foundation's Logo
fph's Logo
energy_vault's Logo
ups's Logo


qualcomm's Logo
interenergy's Logo

formula_1's Logo
vancity's Logo

bt's Logo
city_developments_limited's Logo

t_mobile's Logo
aerofarms's Logo

telus's Logo
renew_power's Logo
intel's Logo
xag's Logo


stanley_black_and_decker's Logo
hoopp's Logo
austral_fisheries's Logo

aflac's Logo

aberdeen_standard_investments's Logo
gar's Logo

goldman_sachs__logotype's Logo
business_for_nature's Logo

mary_kay's Logo
samsung's Logo
saitex's Logo
lafarge's Logo


adm's Logo
digicel's Logo
dow's Logo
nutreco's Logo


vf_corp's Logo
al_dabbagh's Logo

thai_union's Logo
maersk's Logo

natwest_group's Logo
evonik's Logo
verizon's Logo
kimberly_clark's Logo


treedom's Logo
walgreens_boots_alliance's Logo
the_guardian's Logo
terracycle's Logo

bsi's Logo

Who are the 2021 Judges?

Christine Diamente - Headshot
BSR - Logo

Christine Diamente Head of Business Transformation BSR

Oliver Balch - Headshot
The Guardian - Logo

Oliver Balch Journalist The Guardian


Alex Thompson - Headshot
Thomson Reuters - Logo

Alex Thompson Chief Communications Officer Thomson Reuters


Cecily Joseph - Headshot
Net Impact - Logo

Cecily Joseph Chair, Board of Directors & Advisor, Black Professional Chapter Net Impact


Mike Barry - Headshot

Mike Barry Director Mikebarryeco Limited

Mike Peirce - Headshot
The Climate Group - Logo

Mike Peirce Corporate Partnership Director The Climate Group



Helle Bank Jørgensen - Headshot
Competent Boards - Logo

Helle Bank Jørgensen CEO Competent Boards


Aris Vrettos - Headshot
CISL - Logo

Aris Vrettos Director, Centre for Business Transformation CISL


Tim Nixon - Headshot
Constellation Research - Logo

Tim Nixon Co-Founder, SVP Business Development & Partnerships Constellation Research


Dave Stangis - Headshot
21C Impact - Logo

Dave Stangis Founder & CEO 21C Impact


Dan Neale - Headshot
World Benchmarking Alliance - Logo

Dan Neale Social Transformation Lead World Benchmarking Alliance

Abby Davidson - Headshot
Corporate Citizenship - Logo

Abby Davidson Regional Director, North America Corporate Citizenship



Martin Wright - Headshot

Martin Wright Chair Positive New

James Gomme - Headshot
WBCSD - Logo

James Gomme Director of SDGs WBCSD

Sponsor the Awards and be synonymous with Excellence

This year’s Awards ceremony offers you an exciting opportunity to showcase your pioneering work to over 3,000 global business executives, during the 2-day broadcast as well as for another 14 days pre and post ceremony via our Awards Showcase Hub

With categories rewarding every aspect of sustainable business, this is an unmissable opportunity to associate your brand with the best of the best in the industry.

Showcase leadership on the world’s premier Awards platform

Sponsorship is strictly limited to one sponsor per category - so don’t miss out!

Here to help

Get in touch with the Reuters Events Sustainable Business team