Submitted by: AccountAbility
Posted: Apr 07, 2014 – 09:00 AM EST
NEW YORK, Apr. 07 /CSRwire/ - AccountAbility was recently honored by Game Changers 500 for using business as a force for good. Game Changers 500 placed AccountAbility on its dynamic list that profiles the world’s top purpose-driven organizations, grouping the firm with companies such as Patagonia, Google, Kiva, Zappos, Whole Foods, Novo Nordisk and IDEO.
Describing itself as "an alternative to the Fortune 500 list," Game Changers 500 recognizes organizations for pioneering a new model of business that is focused on maximizing benefit to people and the planet rather than just maximizing profit. Rather than rank organizations from 1 to 500 based on revenue alone, the GC500 awards organizations up to 9 badges that represent best practices in using business to create positive change. The GC500 is entirely merit based to ensure the organizations that deserve the recognition are included, rather than just the companies wanting to pay for a PR boost.
AccountAbility was awarded badges related to innovation, scale of impact, mission-driven structure, employee empowerment and a positive relationship with its stakeholders and society.
“Being acknowledged as a Game Changer is a source of honor and pride to our firm, and we feel privileged to be a part of it,” said Sunil Misser, AccountAbility’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our mission and the GC500’s mission are strongly aligned, and we are continuously improving to help our clients become Game Changers themselves.”
AccountAbility is a leading international organization focused on mainstreaming sustainability into business thinking and practice. Since 1995 we have been helping corporations, non-profits and governments embed ethical, environmental, social and governance accountability into their organizational DNA. Our unique value proposition brings together leading-edge research, widely-recognized standards and strategic advisory services to deliver practical solutions for our clients. With offices in New York, London, Zurich, Dubai and Riyadh, AccountAbility specializes in industry sectors such as Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Energy and Extractives, Telecommunications and Consumer Goods.
More information about the firm, its partners and services can be found on our site at www.accountability.org.