The Innovator Awards recognize companies who are at the forefront of social innovation in business.

The awards celebrate companies across three categories of innovation: social impact, environmental stewardship, and marrying purpose and profit.

Take a closer look at each of our 2022 winners in the videos below and in our Innovations in Social Business Report.


Social Impact Award

Impact Shares is the first 501(c) (3) non-profit exchange-traded fund (EFT) issuer and investment manager and aims to be a bridge between capital and cause. In the words of founder Ethan Powell, Impact Shares creates a “unique ecosystem to improve how the private sector can influence the world around us.”

Environmental Stewardship Award

Rheaply is a climate technology company that combines a resource-sharing network with a user-friendly asset management platform in order to help organizations accelerate their transitions to the circular economy. CEO & Co-Founder Garry Cooper shares, “embedded in our mission, our values, and our vision is an end-point to sustaining the only planet we can live on.”

This award is co-presented with Loyola's School of Environmental Sustainability.

Parkinson Award for Purpose and Profit

Patagonia is “in business to save our home planet,” and is an industry leader in environmentally sustainable clothing and gear. As Director of Philosophy Vincent Stanley states, “to both help save nature and to address the environmental impact of our own processes, we don’t go by the book.”

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