Showcasing the Performances of the Frontrunners Among Indian Corporates

India’s Top 500 Companies 2022

India’s Top 500 companies are not only the frontrunners of the country’s corporate sector but are, in fact, the driving force of our economy. Over the past two decades, the contribution of these Top 500 companies to the country’s GDP has grown 12 times even as their aggregate revenue increased 16 times since 1997. The Market cap of India’s Top 500 companies has grown an impressive 29 times from 1997 to 2022 and currently accounts for nearly 91% of the market cap of the Bombay Stock Exchange. Besides, these top 500 companies of India contribute to nearly 16% of its GDP and account for around 46% of the nation’s foreign exchange earnings and approximately 23% of its tax revenues. They spent at least Rs 153.3 bn in FY20 on CSR and have been providing employment to nearly 6.7 mn people across the country.


Keeping in mind the enormous scale and influence of these companies, Dun & Bradstreet has been tracking the success stories of the Top 500 countries for more than two decades through its premier publication, ‘India’s Top 500 Companies’. We are pleased to announce that this year’s edition of the publication will be released in June 2022.


In addition to the release of the publication, the event will also feature keynote addresses by our Chief Guest of Honour, international guests, and experts from across the industry, as well as key dignitaries from the Government of India and its ministries and agencies. Another highlight of the event is the ‘Corporate Awards Ceremony’, which aims to celebrate the success of leading performers in the industry.


Many senior delegates and luminaries including dignitaries from the Government of India, its Ministries, and allied agencies, MDs/CEOs/CFOs/CMOs, and other senior representatives of leading Indian corporates and multinational companies, Fortune 500 companies, banks, financial institutions, Foreign Institutional Investors, chambers of commerce, consultancy firms and stock exchanges etc are expected to attend the event. We are confident that the event would be an amazing experience and an opportunity to gain valuable insights and fresh perspectives from business experts and peers.

Theme – ‘ESG: The only way for sustainable and responsible growth’

The growing prominence of corporate social responsibility and social sustainability are transforming corporate strategies as well as performance and reporting parameters. Amidst increasing awareness about ethical participation, investors, lenders, and other stakeholders are demanding greater visibility across both financial and non-financial metrics to understand the broader impact on society and the environment. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated concerns about environmental and social risks and highlighted the fact that companies with a greater focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) were the ones that weathered market disruption and uncertainty much better than others. ESG programs are now being considered as key components of higher business value over the longer run and improved business resiliency. An increasing number of investors are turning towards organizations that support sustainability and responsible growth. Meanwhile, ambitious targets by governments across the world to limit carbon emissions are being implemented through stringent regulations and taxes.


Against this backdrop, it is imperative for business leaders today to become more proactive, thoughtful, and transparent about their ESG proposition because it has the potential to drive long-term value even though there may be some difficult choices to be made in the short run.

The theme thus chosen for the Top 500 Companies 2022 publication is 'ESG: The only way for sustainable and responsible growth'.

Panelists

Mr. Rajiv Anand
Dy. Managing Director,
Axis Bank Limited

Dr. Arun Singh
Global Chief Economist,
Dun & Bradstreet India

Mr. Atul Desai
Executive Director & CEO -
RMC (India),
Prism Johnson Limited

Mr. Lalit Agarwal
Founder & MD,
V-Mart Retail Ltd.

Dr. S. Prakash
Managing Director,
Star Health and Allied Insurance Co. Ltd.

What is special about India’s Top 500 Companies 2022?

The 2022 edition of India’s Top 500 Companies is special in many ways –

  • ESG Ranking: For the first time ever, India’s Top 500 Companies will be ranked based on their ESG performance. This is also keeping in mind the central theme of the publication - ESG: The only way for sustainable and responsible growth?’
  • Special Listing: The publication features a special listing of leading 500 corporates on their ESG performance
  • Case Studies: Another salient feature and a storehouse of insights, the publication features specific corporate case studies on Sustainability and ESG initiatives
  • Special Recognition Awards: The virtual event ‘India’s Top 500 Companies 2022’ will also feature the presentation of Special Recognition Awards under the following categories:

Sectoral Performance

Growth Performance

Special Recognition

About the Publication - ‘India’s Top 500 Companies 2022’

The ‘India’s Top 500 Companies 2022’ publication is an endeavor to recognize and felicitate stellar performances of companies across the Indian industry. The publication profiles leading players of corporate India in both the public as well as private sector, and who are forerunners in their respective fields. The publication enlists, profiles, and ranks the Top 500 companies in India across nearly 60 sectors based on their total income, net profit, net worth, and other relevant financial parameters.

The 2022 edition, which is the 22nd edition of the India’s Top 500 companies’ publication series, includes an overview of the leading 500 companies of India and their changing face along with key insights and analysis by Dun & Bradstreet India, among other interesting features.

The publication will be circulated among CXOs of leading Indian corporates, policy makers, regulators, Government of India - allied ministries, trade promotion councils, chambers of commerce, embassies and stock exchanges, among others. Furthermore, the publication will also be hosted on the Dun & Bradstreet website for download.

The publication features the following –

Overview of Top 500 Companies

Changing Face of Top 500 Companies

Dun & Bradstreet’s Insights

Thematic writeup on the significance of ESG

Profiles of Top 500 Companies – Editorials & Advertorials

Interview and Case Studies

About the Awards - ‘Corporate Awards 2022’

For more than a decade, the Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards have been commemorating the outstanding performers among Indian Corporates. The Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards 2022 will be virtually presented across 30+ categories including sectoral, growth-based and special award categories.


For the sectoral and growth-based award categories, listed companies will be segmented into several sectors based on their main line of business, such as oil & gas, banks, auto components, textiles, etc. Dun & Bradstreet will then use its propriety model, based on financial parameters such as total income, profitability growth, profit, market capitalization etc., to evaluate the performance of companies in each sector. Winners will then be determined based on a composite score, which will consider several quantitative factors. Likewise, award winners for the special recognition award categories will be determined based on a combination of relevant quantitative and qualitative parameters captured from companies’ Annual Reports/financial statements and other reliable sources of information.


Only companies forming part of the universe of Dun & Bradstreet ‘India’s Top 500 Companies’ publication in 2022 will be in contention for these Awards

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