2018 Transformational Business Awards: Meet the Finalists

IFC and The Financial Times have announced the shortlist for the 2018 Transformational Business Awards—a premier global program recognizing private sector companies that make a difference in addressing development challenges and in helping the world achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This unique global program, now in its fifth year, is open to all financial and non-financial private sector organizations.

Below are the 36 companies that made the shortlist, chosen from a pool of 189 entries. They are creating jobs, tackling climate change, delivering clean water, supporting education, and much more—while helping create markets, revive communities, and improve lives.

We want to hear from you. Who do you think should win the top spot? Learn more about each of these companies by clicking on their names, and vote for your favorite with “likes” or comments on their pages.

Winners will be announced on June 6, 2018, during the FT/IFC Transformational Business Conference, a gathering of global thinkers, senior journalists, and business leaders that will take place in London. You can watch the event live.

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Awards Categories and Nominees

Sustainable Development: Education, Knowledge and Skills

Alqueria Education Quality Program, Colombia

Andela Talent Ecosystem, US

Beyond Water Entrepreneurship Capacity Building Program, UK

UX Biscate Skills Marketplace, Mozambique

GE-Tata Trusts Healthcare Skills Program, India

Genius Plaza Digital Education Platform, US

PUJ Academic Innovation Program, Colombia


Sustainable Development: Food, Water and Land

Connecterra Ida Dairy Farmers AI Assistant, Netherlands

DCM Shriram Meetha Sona Sugarcane Program, India

eWATERpay IoT Pre-Payment Meters, UK

SilverStreet Capital Poultry Value Chain Initiative, UK

Stanley Black & Decker Clean Tech Pump, US

SunCulture RainMaker Irrigation System, Kenya

Twiga Foods B2B Marketplace, Kenya


Sustainable Development: Health, Wellness and Disease Prevention

hearScreen Healthy Hearing Solution, South Africa

JokkoSanté eHealth Loyalty Program, Senegal

Khushi Baby Maternal and Infant Digital Health Initiative, US

Lifetrack Medical Imaging Platform, Philippines

Logistimo eVin Vaccine Supply Chain Management, India

Novartis Access NCDs Affordable Treatment Program, US

Telenor Health Tonic Ecosystem, Bangladesh


Transformational Finance

Aihuishou Electronics Recycling Platform, China

Alipay Financial Access Platform, China

Climate Fund Managers Investor One Funds, Netherlands

GuiaBolso Digital Personal Finance Hub, Brazil

LuxEX Luxembourg Green Exchange

MicroEnsure Global Products Platform, UK

OASIS Loss Modelling Framework, UK


Transformational Infrastructure

Chaldal Grocery Delivery Network, Bangladesh

CleanMax / Tata Motors Rooftop Solar, India

Fluence Energy Storage Program, US

Nissan Energy Electric Vehicle Power Solutions, France

Wecyclers Entrepreneurial Recycling Force, Nigeria


Transformational Infrastructure: Green Buildings

Africa Building Partners Mother & Baby Unit, Ghana

Capital House EcoHome Phuc Loi Project, Vietnam

Morocco Green Mosques Program


June 06, 2018 | 9:00 to 17:00 ET (13:00 to 21:00 GMT)