The NewCo Honors celebrates three different kinds of organizations, each embodies the “company acting as a citizen” ethos we have written about extensively. They’ve put purpose over profits, or people over process, or led the way in a new market with significant positive impact. These honors are bestowed each year for actions in the preceding year.
NewCo Honors are given to:
- The NonProfitCo, an award that celebrates a non-profit that’s going above and beyond on serving their communities;
- The BigCo, a large, established brand that’s transformed its operating model and put purpose at the core of what they do;
- The NewCo, which is a tough job to do given that we’ve identified over 2,500 of them across the world. A NewCo is, put simply, a new kind of company with innovative offerings and a deep-rooted focus on a mission beyond profit.
There’s never been a more important time to identify and celebrate these types of organizations: they’re the engines of positive change in our society, and they serve as a model for changemakers and entrepreneurs across the world.
NewCo Honors nominees and winners are selected by a panel of experts. The 2018 panel is comprised of Fred Wilson (Founder USV), Jeff Weiner (CEO LinkedIn), Tina Sharkey (Founder, Brandless), Zem Joaquin (Founder, EcoFabulous), Arianna Huffington (Founder and CEO, Thrive Global), John Battelle (CEO and Editor-in-Chief, NewCo), Brad Feld (Managing Director, Foundry Group), and Jenny Stefanotti (Director, Ushahidi).