Renu Sud, MD, HDFC Bank Ltd. (SABERA Jury Chair 2021-2022)
"Companies have realised that businesses that follow the principle of Purpose beyond Profit tend to amass huge Brand Equity."


Raj Mariwala, Director, Mariwala Health initiative (Speaker SABERA 2022)
"Businesses and Philanthropy have a responsibility towards social justice and humanity. Platforms like SABERA help us to keep questioning ourselves and learning together."


Dr Prakash & Dr Mandakini Amte, Medical Directors, Lok Biradri Prakalp (SABERA Keynotes 2021)
"Exposure to development work leaves a lasting impact on the subconscious mind and encourages individuals to work towards the larger good of society."


Vinita Bali (Jury Chair SABERA 2019)
Former CEO Britannia,
"Economic growth should translate into indicators of human development so we can look back and say we made a difference.SABERA is a timely & relevant initiative to recognize Socially responsible work."


Chandini Khan & Jayashree Patil
Co-Anchors SABERA 2019,
"From being a rag picker living in slums I have come a long way - Chandini; I am a beneficiary of NGO Kranti that rehabilitates daughters of sex workers- Jayashree."


Chhaya Sharma (SABERA Awardee 2018)
DIG Human Rights erstwhile DCP who incriminated Nirbhaya perpetrators,
"Nobody acknowledges police officers - I thank SABERA for recognizing our efforts too."


Sanjeev Bikhchandani (Jury Chair SABERA 2018)
Founder & Vice Chairman Infoedge,
"It's good to help people and share. SABERA gives such an opportunity, Fantastic entries through awards."


Dr. Bibek Debroy (Guest of Honour 2018-21),
Chair Economic Advisor to PM,
"To my mind what SABERA has been trying to do is not very different from what the Prime Minister has done by making the Padma awards people-centric."

About सबेरा

सबेरा SABERA, a one-of-its-kind annual social impact award, and summit that highlights ESG best practices & sustainable development initiatives by corporates, nonprofits, and individuals. Founded in 2018 by the Simply Suparnaa © Media Network, a UN WOMEN WEP Awardee, with the larger objective to amplify GOOD in society.  The platform has diverse stakeholders and is actively supported by industry stalwarts from large multinationals, changemakers, and policy influencers alike. सबेरा SABERA is apolitical & non-religious in nature and is not tied to any one majority interest or funder, which allows us to set a truly independent Awards process. The majority of the funding comes from entry fees and sponsorship.

We amplify GOOD work through our media partners besides the public recognition through a gala amidst industry peers, policymakers, and sustainability aficionados at large. The most challenging problems cannot be solved by the government and nonprofits alone. Hence, acknowledging a community of leaders that use business as a force for good, is an essential part of सबेरा SABERA.

Award winners are finalized, as per evaluation criteria for the respective Categories, by the Jury Board of eminent leaders. The Jury board represents various sectors of society and evaluates entries through a robust & transparent 2 tier process. The awardees are then recognized at a gala event and their work is highlighted through various traditional & social media platforms. A repository of  ‘Do Gooders’ is also maintained through the yearly Awardees list on the site. Networking and collaboration are encouraged at the summit preceding the awards.

सबेरा SABERA 2022 annual event was successfully held on December 7th at UNESCO House, New Delhi. The Jury board meeting was a day-long affair on 9th November also at the UNESCO office Building, Chankyapuri, New Delhi. This was preceded by a month-long pre-screening process by the pre-screening council all through October. Some of the glimpses can be viewed of the Gala can be viewed here.

The entries for सबेरा SABERA 2023 will commence from April 2023 and will evaluate work executed between 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023.

There are 3 main categories under which the awards are given, namely A Initiative, B Entity, and C Individual, and a total of 16 subcategories. There are NO FEES for Category C i.e. Individual Awards. An entry fee is applicable for Category A & B. To encourage smaller enterprises the fee is further subsidized or completely waived off according to the size of the organization. Refer to Rules and Regulations.

Besides catalyzing sustainability & ESG practices through knowledge exchange events, Recognising GOOD through Awards,  सबेरा SABERA also amplifies voices of change through editorial content as updated regularly on India leadership Blogs

While the platform has been focusing on initiatives, entities, and individuals working in the socially responsible space, aligning with SDGs and upholding ESG values. SABERA in its 5th edition has introduced 3 new subcategories. The first will fall under the broader Initiative Category, Behavioral Change through Marketing & Communication, the second is the Think Tank Award under the main Entity Category, and finally the Responsible CEO under the Individual Awards category.


Initiative Awards

Entity Awards

Individual Awards



Umeshwar Srivastav
Umeshwar Shrivastav

Founder, Shree Shakti Consciousness Foundation (SSCF)


Renu Sud
Renu Sud Karnad

Managing Director, HDFC Limited

Deepak Bagla
Deepak Bagla

Managing Director & CEO, Invest India

Shivam Puri
Shivam Puri

Chief Executive Officer at Cipla Health Ltd

Meenakshi Gupta
Meenakshi Gupta

Co-Founder Goonj

Pre Screening Council 2022

Abhishek Ranjan
Abhishek Ranjan

Director and Global Head of Sustainability at Brillio – A Bain Capital Company

Nixon Joseph
Nixon Joseph

CEO, Children’s Love Castle (CLT)

Preeti Binoy
Preeti Binoy

Head Corporate Communications & Government Affairs, Kimberly Clark

Dr. Lopamudra Priyadarshini
Dr Lopamudra Priyadarshini

General Manager, CSR, Community Relations, Sustainability, External Stakeholder Management & R&R Land- Aditya Birla Group

Pre Screening 2022

Partners 2022


Nyrika Holkar

Executive Director, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd (‘G&B’)

Bibek Debroy

Guest of Honour,
Chair Economic Advisory Council to PM

Palak Kumari

Study in 9th Class
at Voice of Slum

Raj Mariwal
Raj Mariwala

Raj Mariwala, Director, Mariwala Health Initiative


JURY 2022