From a 3D printed vaccine patch to an electric truck, a seawater-powered lamp, and countless other bold innovations, the sixth annual awards honor the products, concepts, companies, policies, and designs that are driving change, tackling issues from climate change to inequality, and so much more.
Raleigh, May 3, 2022 – The winners of Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards were announced today, honoring clean technology, innovative corporate initiatives, brave new designs for cities and buildings, and other creative works that are supporting the growth of positive social innovation, tackling social inequality, climate change, and public health crises.
The Diversity Movement joins Fast Company’s exclusive list of global organizations changing the world for the better with MicroVideos by The Diversity Movement, a micro-learning platform containing 500+ right-sized videos created so that organizations and individuals can learn about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the flow of work. Developed by proven business leaders and certified diversity experts, the MicroVideos library is organized in specific learning pathways like inclusive leadership, DEI vocabulary, Human Resources topics, the business case and ROI, LGBTQ+, and allyship. Actionable takeaways help viewers put DEI principles into practice right away. The content in the MicroVideo platform is the equivalent of 28 full-length Hollywood films.
Now in its sixth year, the World Changing Ideas Awards showcase 39 winners, 350 finalists, and more than 600 honorable mentions – with climate, social justice, and AI and data among the most popular categories. A panel of eminent Fast Company editors and reporters selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 2,997 entries across transportation, education, food, politics, technology, health, social justice, and more. In addition, several new categories have been added this year including climate, nature, water, and workplace. The 2022 awards feature entries from across the globe, from Switzerland to Hong Kong to Australia.
Fast Company’s Summer 2022 issue (on newsstands May 10, 2022) will showcase some of the world’s most inventive entrepreneurs and companies tackling global challenges. The issues highlight, among others, probiotics for coral reefs, easy-to-assemble kit homes for refugees or disaster survivors, a 3D printed vaccine patch, an electric truck, a system to heat homes from the waste heat of a name-brand factory, and prosecutor-initiated resentencing for overly long prison sentences.
“Our goal is simple – but audacious – change the world for the better so that businesses and organizations can be more creative, innovative, and profitable,” said Donald Thompson, chief executive officer and co-founder at The Diversity Movement. “This recognition from Fast Company reinforces what we’ve helped our 100+ clients understand: from the CEO and boardroom to the managers and frontline professionals, workforces, teams, and leaders that are more diverse and inclusive have a profound impact on the company and its products, services, and culture.”
“We are consistently inspired by the novelty and creativity that people are applying to solve some of our society’s most pressing problems, from shelter to the climate crisis. Fast Company relishes its role in amplifying important, innovative work to address big challenges,” says David Lidsky, interim editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists have identified some of the most ingenious initiatives to launch since the start of 2021, which we hope will both have a meaningful impact and lead others to join in being part of the solution.”
MicroVideos by The Diversity Movement is also part of DEI Navigator, a subscription-based membership that gives leaders at small- and mid-sized organizations the ability to have all the DEI resources of a Fortune 500 corporation – content, tools, and on-demand advice for DEI leaders – while sticking to their budget.
DEI Navigator is everything leaders need, all in one place. Membership offers access to The Diversity Movement’s award-winning team of proven business leaders and certified diversity executives, along with expert curated content, how-to guides, specialized training, and a community of peers sharing their ideas and lessons learned – all at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-service DEI consultancy.
About the World Changing Ideas Awards
World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners, finalists, and honorable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With the goals of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.
About The Diversity Movement
The Diversity Movement offers an employee experience application suite that personalizes DEI for your organization and delivers real-world business outcomes. Our productized DEI journey is built on digital learning tools and content, conversational AI, and analytics. One key offering is our MicroVideo library, a learning platform created to scale DEI learning across the organization. We power scalable and sustainable workplace excellence via a data-driven approach focused on business results. Join the movement at www.thediversitymovement.com.
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