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
initiatives 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.
|A1: पर्यावरण और उपभोग (Environment & Consumption)|
|Green Mile Project||TIEEDI||Below||Winner|
|A2: शिक्षा (Education|
|CanSaarthi||SANJEEVANI-LIFE BEYOND CANCER||Below||Winner|
|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|
|B2: Non Profit of the year|
|BansiVidya Memorial Trust||BansiVidya Memorial Trust||Below||Jury Commendation|
|SOCIETY FOR ACTION IN COMMUNITY (SACH)||SOCIETY FOR ACTION IN COMMUNITY (SACH)||Above||Winner|
|VASAVYA MAHILA MANDALI||VASAVYA MAHILA MANDALI||Below||Winner|
|B3: Responsible Business of the Year|
|Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)||Winner|
|B4: Promising Responsible Business of the Year|
|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|
|C2: Social Leader of the Year|
|Dr. Neelam Gupta||AROH Foundation||Winner|
|Rakesh Khatri||Eco Roots Foundation||Winner|
|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|
|C5: Responsible Business Leader of the Year|
|Sanjiv Mehta||CEO & MD, Hindustan Unilever Limited||Winner|