The sixth annual Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas awards honor the products, concepts, companies, policies, and designs that are driving change and tackling issues from climate change to inequality.
Business for Good was among the announced winners of Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards, honoring clean technology, innovative corporate initiatives, brave new designs for cities and buildings, and other creative works that are supporting the growth of positive social innovation, tackling social inequality, climate change, and public health crises.
BFG was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Impact Investing category, which recognizes pioneering teams that are playing an important role in the betterment of the world through intentional philanthropy. The prestigious recognition from Fast Company aligns with BFG’s purpose of building better businesses, stronger communities, and a more equitable world.
“This award is a testament to the mission of Business for Good,” said co-founder Ed Mitzen. “The even more exciting piece of this is we are just getting started! The origin of BFG is grounded in our approach of giving without expecting anything in return. My wife Lisa and I and the entire BFG team believes this is a stance more companies should have in order to encourage accessibility, equity and sustainability.”
Now in its sixth year, the World Changing Ideas Awards showcase 39 winners, 350 finalists, and more than 600 honorable mentions. A panel of eminent Fast Company editors and reporters selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 2,997 entries across transportation, education, food, politics, technology, health, social justice, and more. The 2022 awards feature entries from across the globe, from Switzerland to Hong Kong to Australia.
“We are consistently inspired by the novelty and creativity that people are applying to solve some of our society’s most pressing problems, from shelter to the climate crisis. Fast Company relishes its role in amplifying important, innovative work to address big challenges,” says David Lidsky, interim editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists have identified some of the most ingenious initiatives to launch since the start of 2021, which we hope will both have a meaningful impact and lead others to join in being part of the solution.”