Second Annual Awards Rank Fast-Growing Companies That Are Making the Biggest Positive Impact on Their Communities and the World.
Big Path Capital, impact investing’s investment bank, and Real Leaders, the world’s first sustainable business and leadership magazine, are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Real Leaders Impact Awards, which represents the Top 100 companies in the global impact economy. See video.
This marks the second year for The Real Leaders Impact Awards, the premier ranking of companies making a positive impact on their communities and the world. In 2020, the list took on a decidedly larger and more global scale, and the new rankings showcase the breadth, growth, and evolution of the impact economy.
Among this year’s top-ranked companies are Tesla, which challenged the legacy auto industry to embrace cleaner electric technology and is now the most valuable carmaker in the country; Unilever, the global consumer product giant, committed to ensuring that all its plastic packaging will be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025; and Vestas, a leading wind turbine manufacturer with installations in more than 80 countries.
Formerly known as the RealLeaders 100, these awards honor companies that exemplify a new vision of capitalism — one that recognizes that doing good and adhering to key international sustainable development goals is also good for profits and growth. Big Path Capital and Real Leaders have developed the "MO (Momentum) Score" to analyze and rank each company’s positive impact. This metric utilizes data from key social impact assessments as well as company growth and revenue figures to calculate their "force for good."
"The Real Leaders Impact Award winners represent a new dynamic sector of the economy – one in which companies are achieving great financial, environmental and social returns, creating value for all their stakeholders," said Michael Whelchel, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Big Path Capital. "We hope these awards will inspire more companies to embrace this new model of capitalism that simultaneously focuses on both profits and purpose."
"We cannot wait for politicians to solve the world’s problems," says Mark Van Ness, Founder of Real Leaders. "Leaders in our everyday lives, including business leaders, are stepping up to fill the leadership void through their impact companies to benefit society."
The Real Leaders Impact Awards Gala will be hosted on May 12th during the Momentum Summit which takes place from May 12-13, 2020, in Portland, Oregon. The gala will convene over 200 positive impact, high-growth CEOs to celebrate the honorees and host key discussions on advancing the global impact economy.
The award winners are announced on the Real Leaders website and in this quarter’s edition of the magazine. Additionally, listen to the Real Leaders podcast as award winners speak to how their companies envision making a positive impact and execute on those plans. You can also follow the honorees by searching for the hashtag #RealLeadersImpactAwards! on social media.
About Big Path
Founded in 2007, Big Path Capital is the leading investment bank for positive impact companies and funds. With one of the largest networks of impact investors, Big Path has worked with more impact companies and funds than any other investment bank in the world. Companies and funds engage Big Path Capital for capital raises, company exits, and founder and shareholder liquidity. Big Path is proud to be a certified B Corporation since 2007.
About Real Leaders™
Real Leaders is the world’s first sustainable business and leadership magazine. Its mission is to inspire better leaders for a better world — a world of far-sighted, sustainable leaders who thrive by creating solutions to the great challenges of our time. Real Leaders™ is a signatory in the United Nations Global Compact and an advocate for achieving the global goals for sustainable development. Real Leaders™ sponsors over 40 mission-aligned global events annually and are active impact investors. Real Leaders™ positions leaders to thrive in the new economy and to inspire the future. Visit www.real-leaders.com for more information.