Positive Impact Category

(Impact Merit)


The Certificate of Merit in Positive Impact recognizes

aligning business operations with Positive Impact.

Certificates of Merit are presented to companies that have demonstrated clear actions of addressing social or environmental causes, transit towards the sustainable development goals, and unleash potential for sustainable business transformation.


  • The Certificate in Impact is open to all organisations from the public, private, and NGO sector with validated business registration around the world


Positive Impact Category


e.g., Certificate of Merit Below

Sub-Category By Value Chain Activity

Certificate of Merit


~ Positive Impact from Service ~

~ Positive Impact from Marketing ~

~ Positive Impact from Sales ~

~ Positive Impact from Logistics ~

~ Positive Impact from Operations ~


~ Positive Impact from Finance ~

~ Positive Impact from Firm Infrastructure ~

~ Positive Impact from HR ~

~ Positive Impact from Technology ~

~ Positive Impact from Procurement ~





An Award focused on aligning the business operations with positive impact.


Criteria of Positive Impact Category:

Certificate of Merit in Positive Impact

at least TWO positive impact in the category or equivalent in last 12 months


Evidence for Positive Impact:

SDG Badge, SDG World Record, Official ESG Report, International Financial Data Services, etc.


Certificate Presentation: 

Bi-annually (May/Jun and Oct/Nov)


Application Process:

Stage One: entry form submission

(if your entry form is accepted, you will receive the evidence submission form url)

Stage Two: evidence submission

Stage Three: final result announcement


For Online Entry Form, please contact us entryform@innoesg.org

Applying for Certificate of Merit in Positive Impact

Familiarize yourself with this important information before applying for InnoESG Prize Series' Certificate of Merit in Positive Impact.

Who are the co-presenters?

  • The Impact Merit is member of the InnoESG Prize Series, so it is presented by Founding Presenter and Co-Presenters of the InnoESG Prize Series (SocietyNext Foundation, UNESCO HKA GPC, etc).

What will the winners receive?

  • A Certificate Plaque
  • Are honored at the InnoESG Prize Ceremony Event
  • License to use InnoESG Recognition Logo
  • Are featured in Official InnoESG Website
  • Can show achievements on Your Channel of ESG Brand (http://<company>.ESG.id/.cn/.hk Showing ESG Value)

What is the difference between categories?

  • Goodwill category, Brand category, Intervention category and Positive Impact category are member of the InnoESG Prize Series. The Certificates of Merit force on activty of ESG/Sustainability. 
  • There is no one-size-fits-all, the holistic recognition series can support different companies. They can select different recognitions based on their ESG/Sustainability Strategy. 

How to earn (unlock) more Verified Positive Impact(s)

  • Contact us for endorsed list of Positive Impact Assurance Organzation for InnoESG's Different Categories.

What is your policy on confidential information?

  • The organisers will ensure that all sensitive information is kept private, and relevant documents are reviewed only by the judges. All information submitted from application will be kept confidential.
Past Winners