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
  • 18th AugustShortlist Announced
  • 14th OctoberThe Awards Ceremony

Attend the LIVE Responsible Business Awards 2021 Ceremony on 14th October

Why attend

  • Watch the live virtual ceremony on 14th October and see who the winner of each category will be
  • Gain access to 100+ finalists’ entries on our Virtual Awards Hub and benchmark yourself against the industry’s best
  • Interact live with the finalists with the Q&A function on the day

Shortlist Confirmed

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 Judges Were 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)

Align your Business with Sustainability Excellence at the Responsible Business Awards – Become a Sponsor

If you missed out on the deadline but would still like to showcase your hard work at the Awards this year, you can still get involved by sponsoring.

Showcase leadership on the world’s premier Awards platform

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

Sponsorship opportunities

Deliver on your marketing objectives with:

a star Headline Sponsor Gain maximum brand visibility with your company name powering the awards.

award 49 Category Sponsor Target your messaging by associating your brand with a particular category.

b meeting Virtual Exhibition Ensure your brand and solutions are where attendees go to find solutions to their challenges.

web design Banner Advert Gain maximum brand exposure and clicks back to your website with a banner around the video live stream.

Get in touch with Kamile Simaite at Kamile.simaite@thomsonreuters.com for more information

Attend the LIVE Responsible Business Awards 2021 Ceremony on 14th October

2021 finalists include

Amyris's Logo
Amazon's Logo
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Australia Post's Logo

Firmenich's Logo
Nomad Foods's Logo

PepsiCo's Logo
Pernod Ricard's Logo

Chiesi Group's Logo
Berkeley Group's Logo

Mercado Libre's Logo
Natura's Logo


NRG Energy's Logo
Suzano Latin America's Logo
Trane Technologies's Logo
Danone's Logo

Dow's Logo
Rio Tinto's Logo

Samsung Electric's Logo
Atlas Renewable Energy's Logo


Britvic's Logo
Coca Cola Turkey's Logo
Kenya Breweries's Logo
Templeton and Partners's Logo


T-Mobile's Logo
Walgreens Boots Alliance's Logo
En Group's Logo
Fair Harbor's Logo

Too Good To Go's Logo
Virgin Media O2's Logo


Burberry's Logo
Formula E's Logo

Nestle's Logo
Barclays and Unreasonable's Logo
Cargill's Logo
Lonely Whale's Logo


Chipotle Mexican Grill's Logo
Cloudflare's Logo
Moodys's Logo
Nexii Building Solutions's Logo


Ping An Healthcare's Logo
Robert Walters Group's Logo

Russell Reynolds Associates's Logo
Anglian Water's Logo

BT's Logo
DBS Bank's Logo
En Group's Logo
MSIG Asia Pte Ltd's Logo


Natwest Group's Logo
TietoEVRY's Logo

Deloitte's Logo
Novartis's Logo

Olam Food Ingredients's Logo
Philip Morris International's Logo

Shell's Logo
Vancity's Logo

Al-Dabbagh Group's Logo
Ayala's Logo
Indosat Ooredoo's Logo
New World Development Company Limited's Logo



Sterlite Technologies Limited's Logo
Twinings's Logo
Amerisource Bergen's Logo
Concert Properties Ltd's Logo

Flex's Logo
Keurig Dr Pepper's Logo

Prysmian Group's Logo
S&P Global's Logo

Solway Investment Group's Logo
Beike CSR's Logo

De Beers Group's Logo
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Tata Consultancy Services's Logo
TELUS's Logo
Amalgamated Bank's Logo
Cemex's Logo

Federated Hermes's Logo
Morgan Stanley's Logo

Nutreco's Logo
ReNew Power's Logo


Who are the 2021 Judges?

Christine Diamente - Headshot
BSR - Logo

Christine Diamente Managing Director, Business Transformation BSR

Dr. Oliver Balch - Headshot

Dr. Oliver Balch Independent Journalist


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