Winners 2022

REAL LEADERS IMPACT AWARDS 2022 14 REAL-LEADERS.COM / SPRING 2022 9. SOLBERG MFG Partners with customers, colleagues, and suppliers to help them innovate and discover new possibilities. Committed to providing products and systems that protect mission-critical machinery while safeguarding the surrounding environment. 1. DOING GOOD WORKS A print and packaging company that customizes branded merchandise. Every transaction supports an improved outcome for a young adult aging out of foster care. Ten percent of profits funds programs for foster youth. 5. PCI MEDIA Non-profit that uses the power of storytelling and community to create a healthier, more sustainable, and just world. Produces culturally resonant television and radio programs and communication campaigns to promote positive outcomes around health, the environment, and social justice. 9. WE FIRST A creative consultancy providing purpose-driven strategy and training to help companies grow through social good and Lead With We. Ensures companies define, frame, and share the story of their good work, both internally and externally. 13. AGRIVIDA A biotechnology company leveraging its platform to reimagine food production to improve animal, human, and environmental health. Focused on expressing proteins in animal feed to boost efficiency and reduce antibiotic reliance. Plans to expand into the human protein market to make healthful food readily available. 10. STONEAGE Stays true to its core values of creating rewarding jobs and constructive culture, engineering industry-leading products and services, and providing an exceptional customer experience. Focused on sustaining and growing company culture, customer loyalty, and long-term business success. 2. FIRESPRING A marketing agency that helps businesses and nonprofits across the world develop their brand and identify their purpose. Works with companies to understand their current culture and how they’d like it to evolve. 6. GURU MEDIA SOLUTIONS A marketing agency on a mission to increase joy and reduce suffering. Leverages innovative creativity and deep strategic experience for those who impact the world in the most conscious ways, working to establish themselves as the most innovative marketing agency on the planet by 2025. 10. NEW SOCIETY PUBLISHERS The first carbon-neutral publishing house in North America. In 2001, it committed to publishing all their books on 100% post-consumer recycled paper, leading the book publishing community in Canada. 11. U.S. RUBBER RECYCLING A manufacturer of rubber sports flooring, acoustical underlayment, and vegetation control matting. Transforms discarded tires into sustainable and safe rubber flooring. The flooring contains 75%-95% post-consumer recycled tire rubber, diverting over 9.2 million pounds from local landfills in 2020. 3. METROPOLITAN GROUP Crafts strategic and creative services to amplify the power of voice-of-change agents in building a just and sustainable world. 7. MATTER UNLIMITED A strategic and creative consultancy built for the purpose-led economy. It is situated at the intersection of culture, capital and cause to leverage this unique perspective to create impactful solutions to service clients’ needs. 11. BULLHORN A marketing and advertising firm that builds impact brands with language and design. It helps brands see challenges as opportunities to rethink, rewire, and refresh. Its strategy-driven process is adaptive and accommodates organizations regardless of project scope or industry vertical. 12. TOBASA BIOINDUSTRIAL Promotes and manages the chain of Babassu coconut and provides clients with products of excellence – obtained in a sustainable way – from the native forests. Generates income for the agroextractivist communities of Tocantins and maximizes the results on invested capital. 4. GOALCAST Creates powerful stories of courage from inspiring people around the world. Specializes in producing and distributing transformative content including speeches, short documentaries, and short films. 8. HEART CREATIVE A women and POC-owned content and digital marketing agency, powered by radical goodness. Equips like-minded brands with standout services to rise to the top. Through inclusive workplace policies, it is committed to crushing the corporate norm and contributing to a better world. 12. GROUNDED WORLD A boutique marketing agency specializing in articulating and then activating brand purpose and sustainability, especially at retail. A team of sustainability experts, creatives, strategists, brand activators, and e-commerce consultants at the intersection of brand purpose, strategy, and social impact. Marketing &Media Manufacturing/Industrial “We must shift our thinking away from short-term gain toward long-term investment and sustainability, and always have the next generations in mind with every decision we make.” — Deb Haaland, first Native American Cabinet Secretary