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December 7th, New Delhi

‘SABERA Awards reaffirm what is Good for India is Good for Businesses at Large’ Sanjeev Mehta, CEO & MD Hindustan Unilever  Limited.

Themed ‘ESG Walk The Talk’, the fifth consecutive edition of Social and Business Enterprise Responsible Awards & Summit, सबेरा SABERA 2022, concluded during an impressive Gala event hosted at the UNESCO building today.

Organized by the Simply Suparnaa © Media Network, a UN Women 2021 Awardee, Suparnaa Chadda, Founder Curator, सबेरा SABERA said “SABERA as a platform aims to catalyze the transformative journey of the nation. Stories of Impact that make India shine are a win-win both for Large businesses as well as Grassroot organizations.”

The theme of this year ‘ESG Walk The Talk, emphasized the shifting focus of large corporates from mere profit-oriented operations to

Raj Mariwalainitiatives creating a larger social impact. In a free-wheeling conversation with Suparnaa Chadda, Founder Curator SABERA,  Raj Mariwal, Director Mariwala  Health Initiative shared ‘Businesses and philanthropy must recognize that we have a responsibility toward social justice and humanity. We must all hold ourselves accountable. To this end, it is my hope that platforms such as SABERA help us to keep questioning ourselves and learning together.


The event gala was anchored by a class Nine student from the Voice of Slum, Palak Kumari. The audience was particularly enthralled by the performances of the children from the NGO Dance Out of Poverty.

Ms Renu Sud Karnad, MD HDFC Bank Ltd., chaired the robust jury of noted personalities also present through the event including Shivam Puri- CEO CIPLA Health; Meenakshi Gupta- Co-Founder Goonj;  Deepak Bagla, CEO of Invest India; Kiran DM, CEO ONGC Foundation; Garima Singh- Chief Government Affairs & Communications Officer Pepsico India

Also seen where the sustainability, ESG & CSR heads of companies who also screened the entries received this year including Dr. Lopamudra Priyadarshini- GM CSR & Sustainability Aditya Birla Group; Tanu Kathuria- ER & CSR Leader Birlasoft; Preeti Binoy, Head Corporate communications – Kimberley Clark, Nixon Joseph, CEO CLT, Abhishek Ranjan- Sustainability head Brillio, Prateek Sengupta- Associate Director ESG & Sustainability Indigo and Kiran Sarkar, Head Sustainability M&M (Auto &Farm).

The annual event attracted nationwide participation from the country’s biggest corporates, most impactful non-profits, and inspiring individuals. The awards acknowledged stories of impact and development aligned with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the Environment Social and Governance (ESG) Principles. There were a record number of entries received for three main categories acknowledging SDG & ESG aligned initiatives, entities, and individuals.

A total of 42 award certificates have been conferred including 10 Jury Commendations to encourage GOOD work.

The winners covered a wide spectrum of work in alignment with SDG and ESG principles. सबेरा SABERA recognized businesses as well as third-sector champions including NGOs and individuals. Winners of the Responsible Business category included Dabur India Ltd., Good Earth, and Bharat Petroleum Company Limited.  Non Profits such as SACH were awarded for their work in creating self-sustainable communities in rural and urban slums. Individuals such as Rachna R (Chiranthana), Dr. Neelam Gupta (AROH Foundation), Vidya Rajput (Chhatisgarh Mitwa Sankalp Samiti), Rakesh Khatri (Eco Roots), Mayan Tiwari (Reshamandi) and Meetali Sinha (Under the tree) were acknowledged for their passion and commitment to their chosen fields which ranged from the education of the underprivileged or special children, mainstreaming the third gender, enabling artisans and or creating habitats for the declining sparrow population.

A new Category of behavioral change through marketing communication was introduced that acknowledges inspiring campaigns of ThumsUp (The Coca-Cola Company) and TVS Raider (TVS Motors) besides nonprofit Tarachand Ramnath Seva Trust for their work in promoting De-addiction amidst youth. Other winners include Vedanta Foundation, PVR Nest, L&T Finance Holdings, Swades Foundation, SBI Foundation, Bharti Foundation, and BALCO alongside smaller nonprofits such as Sanjeevani Life beyond Cancer, Bansi Vidya Memorial Trust, Sinhayana Foundation, Samarpan Foundation, Udyama, NCPEDP, Prashanthi Blamandir trust, and TEEIDI.

The complete list of winners is appended below.

Initiative Awards
Initiative Organization Above/Below 5cr WIN
A1: पर्यावरण और उपभोग (Environment & Consumption)
Green Mile Project TIEEDI Below Winner
A2: शिक्षा (Education
Satya Bharti school Bharti Foundation Above Jury Commendation
STEM STEM LEARNING Pvt. Ltd. Above Winner
Samarpan School and Tuition Centre, Shastri Park Samarpan Foundation Below Jury Commendation
Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Gurukulam Group of Institutions Prashanthi Balamandira Trust Above Jury Commendation
A3: सशक्तिकरण (Enablement)
Centre of Excellence for PwDs SBI Foundation Above Winner
Dance Out of Poverty Sinhayana Foundation Below Winner
NCPEDP-Javed Abidi Fellowship on Disability National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People Below Jury Commendation
A4: स्वास्थ, पौषण और कल्याण (Health, Nutrition & Wellbeing)
BALCO’s Community Health Initiatives Bharat Aluminium Company Limited Above Winner
Dhaatri Mothers Milk Bank Sushena Health Foundation Below Winner
Emergency Mental Health Support Cyrus and Priya Vandrevala Foundation Below Winner
A5: कृषि & ग्रामीण विकास (Agriculture & Rural development)
Sustainable Inclusive Farming PepsiCo India Above Jury Commendation
Samruddh Kutumb Swades Foundation Above Winner
A6: लैंगिक समानता (Gender Diversity & Inclusion)
Digital Sakhi Project L&T Finance Holdings Above Winner
Third Gender Advocacy Chhattisgarh Mitwa Sankalp Samiti Below Winner
A7: इनोवेटिव डेवलपमेंट सेक्टर प्रोजेक्ट (Innovative Development Sector Project
Suvidha Centres Hindustan Unilever Above Winner
Nand Ghar An initiative of Anil Agarwal Foundation Vedanta Limited Above Winner
Pink Centres PVR NEST Below Winner
Pradeep Mahapatra UDYAMA Below Jury Commendation
A8: Behavioural Change through Marketing & Communication
Thums Up – #TaanePalatDe The Coca-Cola Company Above Winner
SAIYAM (संयम) Tarachand Ramnath Seva Trust Below Winner
Fight For What is Right TVS Motor Company Above Jury Commendation
Entity Awards
Entity Organisation Above/Below 5cr
B2: Non Profit of the year
BansiVidya Memorial Trust BansiVidya Memorial Trust Below Jury Commendation
B3: Responsible Business of the Year
Dabur Winner
Good Earth Winner
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) Winner
B4: Promising Responsible Business of the Year
Ecohoy Winner
Individual Awards
Individual Organisation
C1: Promising Social Leader
Sanskriti Dawle Thinkerbell Labs Winner
Naman Gupta Code Effort Private Limited Winner
Nimisha Varma Aloe Ecell Pvt. Ltd. Jury Commendation
Abhishek Dubey Muskaan Dreams Jury Commendation
Individual Organisation
C2: Social Leader of the Year
Rachana. R Chiranthana Winner
Dr. Neelam Gupta AROH Foundation Winner
Rakesh Khatri Eco Roots Foundation Winner
Individual Organisation
C3: Lifetime Achievement
Nand Kishore Chaudhary Jaipur Rugs Winner
C4: Change Makers
VIDYA RAJPUT Chhattisgarh Mitwa Sankalp Samiti Winner
Meetali Anup Sinha Under The Tree Winner
Individual Organization
C5: Responsible Business Leader of the Year
Sanjiv Mehta CEO & MD, Hindustan Unilever Limited Winner

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