Celebrating commitment to sustainability by family businesses

IMD, an independent business school, with Swiss roots and global reach, and Pictet, one of Europe’s leading independent wealth and asset managers, join forces to celebrate family-owned businesses that stand out in their work and commitment towards sustainability. 

Each year the IMD-Pictet Sustainability in Family Business Award rewards family-owned enterprises that stand out in their efforts, performance and progress in the field of sustainability.


Symbolizing the extension of the totem pole linking heaven and earth, the award trophy was crafted by Chopard, a family-run business and expert in watches and jewellery. It was made from recycled materials in the shape of the leaf of a tree and designed as a further development to the IMD Global Family Business Award trophy.

The IMD Global Family Business Center offers two complimentary seats to both the winner and the finalists to attend either the Leading the Family Business program and/or Leading the Family Office program.

From nominee to winner – all you need to know about the award criteria, application & selection process and timeline. 


From leading academics to respected principals – who have we entrusted to select the winner?

Firmenich receives first IMD-Pictet Sustainability in Family Business Award.

With sincere thanks to

For accompanying us on this journey.