Czech Sustainability Leader Award


The Business Leaders Forum has been bringing responsible business leaders together for over 30 years. Responsibility and a focus on sustainability have been at the core of our business since the inception of BLF. We see many exemplary practices worth following, which is why we've decided to recognize responsible business leaders as well.

However, we can't do it alone. We don't have the chance to peek behind the scenes of every company, and we also want to discover stories that may not be widely known. That's why we want to involve the public in the entire process. We believe that employees and colleagues of such leaders know them best and can tell us about someone we may not be aware of.


Who Are We Looking For?

A responsible and sustainable business leader should focus on the long-term success of the company, aligning it with the needs and expectations of all stakeholders—employees, customers, shareholders, the community, and the environment. They should also be able to connect sustainability with

The Ten Commandments of a Responsible Leader:

  • 1 Adheres to ethical standards and is accountable for their decisions and actions. Respects laws, regulations, and human rights and is transparent with their stakeholders.
  • 2 Understands the importance of sustainability and considers the impact of their decisions on the environment. Strives to minimize the company's negative impact on the environment and supports ecological innovations and practices.
  • 3 Understands how sustainability can be leveraged to achieve business objectives. Regards sustainability as a business opportunity that can enhance shareholder value, improve brand reputation, and create competitive advantages.
  • 4 Engages with the community and promotes social solidarity. Acknowledges that the company is part of a broader society and has a responsibility towards it.
  • 5 Focuses on the well-being and development of their employees. Supports fair working conditions, diversity, and inclusion and provides opportunities for education and growth.
  • 6 Has a clear vision for the company's future and can strategically plan for long-term success. Balances short-term gains with long-term goals and sustainability.
  • 7 Is open to innovation and ready to adapt to changes. Seeks new and improved ways to achieve company goals and encourages creativity and experimentation.
  • 8 Understands the importance of measuring and evaluating sustainability. Utilizes sustainable KPIs and metrics to monitor and assess the company's sustainability performance.
  • 9 Promotes collaboration and partnership with stakeholders. Actively communicates with internal and external interested parties, involves them in the decision-making process, and respects their opinions and interests.
  • 10 Establishes and maintains transparent and responsible supply chains. Ensures that the company's suppliers adhere to the same sustainability and ethical principles and promotes sustainable and responsible practices throughout the supply chain.


Do you have such a leader in mind? Is someone like this in your leadership? Fill out the form below and let us know about them. By doing so, you'll nominate them for the Czech Sustainability Leader Award. The BLF team will select five finalists from all nominees based on established criteria. The winner will then be chosen by the public from the selected five.

We are accepting nominations from September 14, 2023, to December 31, 2023. Public voting will take place on this website between January and March 2024.

The winner of the Czech Sustainability Leader 2024 will be announced at the seventh ESG Leadership conference in September 2024.

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Thank you for your help, and we look forward to crowning the first Czech Sustainability Leader award recipient.