Winners 2022

REAL LEADERS IMPACT AWARDS 2022 1. GENERATE CAPITAL An infrastructure investor that builds, owns, and operates assets in sustainable energy, mobility, water, waste, and agriculture sectors. Working to bring about an infrastructure revolution that is democratized, digitized, decentralized, and decarbonized. 1. SAITEX INTERNATIONAL Recognized as the “cleanest denim factory in the world.” Produces sustainable denim for a variety of premium brands. The only large-scale denim manufacturer on the planet to be certified as a B Corp. 5. CHANDOS CONSTRUCTION A 100% employee-owned B-Corp certified national commercial builder. Moving industry toward collaboration by championing integrated project delivery and inclusive hiring. Recycles waste on all projects and uses sustainable construction techniques. 9. CARBON LIGHTHOUSE Helps building owners profitably prioritize decarbonization and achieve climate impact. Does this via its CLUES AI platform which runs buildings through thousands of energy modeling simulations and helps identify opportunities for carbon reductions and financial returns. 13. TREE-MENDOUS Offers people an opportunity to reconnect with nature through outdoor adventure. Devoted to making a difference in the lives of children through their designs and attractions. As a certified B Corporation, dedicated to sustainability and the motto: “Doing well while doing good.” 2. XYLEM Through a signature citizenship program, Xylem Watermark, brings clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education to schools and communities in emerging markets and responds with water solutions when disaster strikes around the globe. 2. PATAGONIA Beloved outdoor brand and a leader in the impact space, cementing its reputation as one of the world’s most responsible apparel companies. Treats the climate crisis like the crisis it is, and uses its resources — its business, investments, and voice — to do something about it. 6. BLUEWAVE SOLAR On a mission to revolutionize energy with simple, powerful solar solutions. Believes that every home, business, and community can be part of the solar energy revolution — wants to make this belief a reality. 10. 15 LIGHTYEARS Helps builders build better homes through green technology, clean energy, and green building practices and fosters discussion about energy efficiency and sustainability. Inspires growth in STEM education and inspire children to pursue careers in green industries. 14. SAVE ENERGY SYSTEMS Helps small- to mid-sized facilities achieve automated building management at an affordable cost, while reducing the impact on the environment. 3. PAXON ENERGY & INFRASTRUCTURE A Women Business Enterprise and leading professional services firm in the field of oil, gas, and utilities. Provides environmentally conscious solutions powered by the latest technology. 3. REI REI has been an outdoor member-owned co-op since 1938, working to help people experience the transformational power of nature. Over 70% of annual profits are invested back into the outdoor community. Pioneered the #OptOutside movement, encouraging people to spend the day after Thanksgiving outside. 7. VIVOPOWER INTERNATIONAL Has a core purpose to generate sustainable energy solutions — encompassing electric vehicles, solar systems and battery technology — to help their customers and our planet. 11. GREEN HAMMER DESIGN BUILD A full-service design-build firm that is committed to excellence in environmental design and performance. Working toward a future where all buildings produce more renewable energy than they consume — rooftops are both garden landscapes and solar energy generators. 15. MIGHTY BUILDINGS A construction technology company that creates affordable, and sustainable homes using 3D printing, advanced materials and robotics automation. Committed to getting to net-zero carbon emissions by 2028 — 22 years ahead of the construction industry. 4. HOLALUZ Representing renewable energy producers to provide green energy to the market and promoting clean energy. Holaluz know that this is the key to incentivizing the synergy between sales and production. 4. ALLBIRDS A global footwear and apparel brand with roots in New Zealand and headquarters in San Francisco. Since 2016, they have been on a mission to prove that comfort, design, and sustainability aren’t mutually exclusive. 8. SUNCOMMON Their mission is to make clean, renewable energy simple and affordable for their customers in New York and Vermont. Founded to address the climate crisis and was built on the pillars of community organizing and activism. 12. COMMON ENERGY Enables households and businesses to support solar projects and save money, using their existing utility account. Supports clean energy projects that prevent over 300 million pounds of CO2 emissions per year and save subscribers approximately $3 million per year. Construction, Energy & Facilities Fashion/Apparel 5 REAL-LEADERS.COM / SPRING 2022 “The thing that I champion is sustainability. My terror is that suddenly we see it as a luxury, not an essential. That’s a danger.” — Kevin McCloud, British designer and writer