Showcasing the Performances of the Frontrunners Among Indian Corporates

Dun & Bradstreet India's Top 500 Companies 2021

On 16th July, 2021, Dun & Bradstreet, in association with CtrlS and Cloud4C, hosted a grand virtual conference titled India's Top 500 Companies 2021 amid much fanfare. The event, with the central theme 'Laying the Foundations for an ESG-Ready Corporate India' featured keynote addresses by several eminent dignitaries and the presentation of Corporate Awards 2021. The event also featured the digital launch of the publication India's Top 500 Companies 2021. The event was graced by Guest of Honour Dr. Bibek Debroy, Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) and Special Guest Dr Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. Mr. Richard Morgan, Regional Managing Director - West and Central Asia, Maersk and Ms. Rakhi Kumar, Senior Vice President - Sustainability Solutions, Liberty Mutual Insurance were the Guest Speakers at this event.

For more than two decades, Dun & Bradstreet has been compiling the list of India’s Top 500 Companies, which represent the leaders among Corporate India, and the driving force of the Indian economy. Over the years, the publication has built a reputation of being among the most credible and comprehensive compendiums and the most definitive ranking of India’s largest corporates.

India's Top 500 Companies 2021

The publication, India’s Top 500 Companies 2021 is an endeavour to recognize corporate India's leading companies from various sectors. It profiles the leading listed players of corporate India - private sector as well as public sector enterprises - that are leaders in their respective sectors. The publication lists, profiles and ranks the Top 500 Companies in India, across nearly 60 sectors, on the basis of their total income, net profit, net worth and other relevant financial parameters.

The publication features:

  • Listings, profiles and rankings of the Top 500 Companies on the basis of their total income, net profit and net worth.
  • A special listing titled ‘India’s Leading 100 ESG Performers’.
  • Another special listing titled 'India's Premier 150 Unlisted Companies'.
  • An overviews section providing useful insights.
  • A thematic section featuring writeups on the significance of ESG.
  • Interviews & case studies of Top 500 Companies.
  • Success stories, case studies and interviews of Top 500 Companies, showcasing their contribution/role in terms of ESG

Our 2021 Award Winners

Sr. No. Award Category Award Winners
Sector Awards
1 Agro Chemicals Bayer CropScience Limited
2 Auto Components Motherson Sumi Systems Limited
3 Automobile - Two/Three Wheelers Bajaj Auto Limited
4 Automobiles Maruti Suzuki India Limited
5 Banks HDFC Bank Limited
6 Cement UltraTech Cement Limited
7 Chemicals Pidilite Industries Limited
8 Construction - Infrastructure Development Larsen & Toubro Limited
9 Consumer Durables & Appliances Voltas Limited
10 Electrical Products Polycab India Limited
11 Fertilisers Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Limited
12 FIs / NBFCs / Financial Services Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited
13 FMCG Hindustan Unilever Limited
14 Food & Beverages Nestlé India Limited
15 Gas - Processing, Transmission & Marketing GAIL (India) Limited
16 Insurance SBI Life Insurance Company Limited
17 Iron & Steel Tata Steel Limited
18 Oil - Refining & Marketing Reliance Industries Limited
19 Pharmaceuticals Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited
20 Power NTPC Limited
21 Power Equipment Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited
22 Retail Avenue Supermarts Limited
23 Software and BPM Tata Consultancy Services Limited
24 Sugar Balrampur Chini Mills Limited
25 Textiles Welspun India Limited
Growth Performance Awards
26 Best Growth Performance - Banks Bandhan Bank Limited
27 Best Growth Performance - Chemicals Deepak Nitrite Limited
28 Best Growth Performance - Construction - Infrastructure Development PNC Infratech Limited
29 Best Growth Performance - Engineering Projects/ Capital Goods RITES Limited
30 Best Growth Performance - FIs / NBFCs / Financial Services Bajaj Finance Limited
31 Best Growth Performance - Food & Beverages Tata Consumer Products Limited
32 Best Growth Performance - Pharmaceuticals Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited
33 Best Growth Performance - Power SJVN Limited
34 Best Growth Performance - Software and BPM Coforge Limited
ESG Performance Awards
35 ESG Performance - Manufacturing Tata Chemicals Limited
36 ESG Performance - Services Persistent Systems Limited
37 ESG Performance - Financial Services HDFC Asset Mangement Company Limited

Our 2021 Speakers

Dr. Bibek Debroy
Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM)

Dr. Krishnamurthy V Subramanian
Chief Economic Advisor
Government of India

Mr. Neeraj Sahai
Dun & Bradstreet International

Mr. Sridhar Pinnapureddy
CtrlS & Cloud4C Services Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Avinash Gupta
Managing Director & CEO - India
Dun & Bradstreet

Mr. Richard Morgan
Regional Managing Director
West and Central Asia, Maersk

Ms. Rakhi Kumar
SVP Sustainability Solutions
Liberty Mutual Insurance

Our 2021 Panelists

Mr. Avinash Gupta
Managing Director & CEO – India,
Dun & Bradstreet

Dr. Anand Deshpande
Founder, Chairman & Managing Director
Persistent Systems

Mr. Sridhar Pinnapureddy
Founder & Chairman –
CtrlS & Cloud4C Services Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Lalit Agarwal
Chairman & Managing Director
V-Mart Retail Ltd.

Mr. Atul Desai
Executive Director & CEO RMC India Division -
Prism Johnson Ltd.

Mr. Subodh Agarwalla
Chief Executive Officer
Maithan Alloys Ltd.

Ms. Kanika Pal
South Asia Head - Community Investments & Sustainability Program
Hindustan Unilever Ltd.

Our 2021 Partners

Title Partner

Life Insurance Partner


Branding Partners

Sector Partner

Publication Partners