Contacts: Julie Van Ness, CEO, Real Leaders Keith Ippel, Co-founder & CEO, Spring Activator

Spring Activator to be honored at Global Event on February 24

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada(January 12, 2022) Real Leaders is thrilled to announce the newly selected winners of its 2022 Top Impact Companies from around the world. “Business leaders across the globe are rapidly discovering that to be competitive – and to grow and thrive – they must forgo shortsighted thinking in favor of a farsighted vision that takes into account their company’s social and environmental impact,” said Mark Van Ness, Founder of Real Leaders.  “We are excited to welcome new and old companies alike to the impact movement, and into the Real Leaders Impact Awards community.”

The 2022 list features a mix of respected impact brands of all sizes and from a variety of industries, including Traditional Medicinals, Hannon Armstrong and Ocean Brands, as well as Allbirds, Danone, and Warby Parker. SEE IMPACT AWARDS RANKING.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by Real Leaders as one of 200 top, impact-driven businesses in 2022, joining the company of incredible values-aligned leaders from around the world.” said Keith Ippel, Co-founder & CEO of Spring Activator. “Our long-term focus on making impact entrepreneurship and investing mainstream has been a huge part of achieving this award.”

A virtual ceremony will be held on February 24, 2022 to honor the winners and will feature a keynote from Peter Diamandis, founder and executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation and executive founder of Singularity University.


Real Leaders is a membership community for impact leaders with a global media platform dedicated to driving positive change. It’s on a mission to unite farsighted leaders to transform our shortsighted world. Founded in 2010, Real Leaders recognized early on that businesses bore a responsibility to be as cognizant of their impact on employees, society, and the planet as they are on their bottom line. Real Leaders is a B Corporation, member of the UN Global Compact, and is independently owned.

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A certified B Corporation® and 1% for the Planet member, Spring Activator is a global incubator, accelerator, and advisory firm that empowers entrepreneurs, investors, and entrepreneurial ecosystem builders to change the world through innovation. With its advisory services, it has helped over 115 different incubators, accelerators, foundations, and governments across 5 continents enhance their capacity to maximize impact both in their local communities and globally. Through its impact programs, Spring has helped more than 2100 entrepreneurs, trained 110+ investors, supported over 50 communities, and helped raise $30M+ in funding including impact investments catalyzed.

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