A Ranking of the Top Impact Companies From Around the World

What is The Real Leaders Impact Awards?

The Real Leaders Impact Awards is a ranking of positive impact companies across the globe. The awards rank the top companies leveraging the engine of capitalism for greater profit and greater good. These companies are driving a dynamic segment of the economy, bearing a new vision of capitalism, demonstrating that every transaction represents an opportunity for profit and prosperity to manifest.

Why Apply

  • It’s easy. Applying only takes 5 minutes.
  • Recognition. Be internationally recognized as one of the most dynamic, impactful companies in the world.
  • Attract and Retain Talent. The best talent is seeking jobs that have a positive impact where they can make a difference.
  • Attract Growth Capital.
  • Attract Loyal Customers.
  • Networking. Be part of a group of dynamic CEOs using business as a force for good.
  • Show the world how everyone can do well by doing good!

Eligibility

Qualification for the Real Leaders Impact Awards 2021 ranking requires the following:

  • Open to companies worldwide.
  • The Company must show revenues of $100,000 in 2017 and at least $1 million in 2019.
  • The Company must provide evidence of positive impact for committee review.

Steps to Apply And Key Dates

  • Meet eligibility requirements.
  • Email us at info@real-leaders.com to receive further information. 
  • Apply by August 30, 2020
  • Winners announced January 2021. The Real Leaders ranking is published on newsstands, at Real-Leaders.com and promoted through a social media blitz. 
  • Save the date for the virtual awards announcement and celebration: Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 7:00pm EDT.

Blair Kellison

CEO, Traditional Medicinals

“Finally, measuring what really matters.”

Julie Van Ness

President, Real Leaders

“These are the companies that are showing real leadership.”

Richelieu Dennis

Founder & CEO & Executive Chairman, Sundial Brands

“A ranking that demonstrates how purpose and performance can change the world!”

FOUNDING SPONSORS

GENERAL INFO

HOW ARE COMPANIES RANKED?
Companies will be ranked based on their “Force for Good” Score. The formula for Force is velocity x mass (we use your Growth rate x Revenue). If the applicant has not taken the B Impact Assessment, a default score will be applied derived from an average BIA score of the applicant pool. This provides the “Good” score. The Force for Good Score is the product of your 3-year sales growth % x 2019 revenues x the B Impact Assessment or default score. 
Example: A company had $1 mm in sales in 2017 and $4 mm in sales in 2019 and had a score of 85 on the BIA. The Force for Good Score would be ($4-$1)/$1 * $4 * 85) = 1020.
WHY SHOULD I APPLY?
  • It’s Easy. Applying takes only 5 minutes.
  • Recognition. Be nationally recognized as one of the most dynamic, impactful companies in the country.
  • Attract and Retain Talent. The best talent is seeking jobs that have a positive impact where they can make a difference.
  • Attract Growth Capital.
  • Attract Loyal Customers.
  • Networking. Be part of a group of dynamic CEOs using business as a force for good.
  • Show the world how everyone can do well by doing good!
WHAT IS THE B IMPACT ASSESSMENT? WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

The Real Leaders Impact Awards utilizes the B Impact Assessment, the impact standard developed by the non-profit B Lab and used by more than 50,000 companies globally, as way to credibly assess the holistic impact of companies. Impact companies that have not yet taken the B Impact Assessment may still apply for the Real Leaders Impact Awards.

APPLYING

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN APPLYING?

Fill out the initial questionnaire. Provide evidence of positive impact for committee approval.  

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO APPLY?
An early rate of $175 application fee applies through August 30th.

 

WILL MY INFORMATION BE SECURE?

Yes, your revenue numbers are used for internal validation only. They will not be shared outside the validation committee and will not be published online or in print.

ELIGIBILITY

WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA?

View eligibility requirements on the application form link above.

HOW IS REVENUE DEFINED FOR THE RANKING?

We define revenue as gross revenue, less returns and allowances, before any cost of goods sold are deducted. This is the same number that is called for in Box 1c of a corporate income tax return.

DOES MY COMPANY HAVE TO BE PROFITABLE TO BE ELIGIBLE?

No, your company does not have to have positive net income or EBITDA to be eligible.

IS MY COMPANY ELIGIBLE IF IT'S MAJORITY OR WHOLLY OWNED BY A VENTURE CAPITAL OR PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM?

Yes, it’s eligible.

WHAT IF MY COMPANY IS PUBLIC?

Yes, it’s eligible.

IMPACT & REVENUE VALIDATION

WHAT IS REVENUE VALIDATION?

For the ranking to be credible, we carefully verify the top companies for their 2017 and 2019 revenue numbers that they provide.

HOW WILL MY IMPACT BE MEASURED?

The Real Leaders Awards will utilize the B Impact Assessment.  If the applicant has not taken the B Impact Assessment, a default score will be applied derived from an average BIA score of the applicant pool.