Many of the themes for the categories are drawn from ideas that are core to Forbes India's editorial agenda. These are spaces that the magazine's writers and editors are on top of.
We vetted the criteria with acknowledged experts in relevant areas, especially for social entrepreneurship and conscious capitalist categories.
The entire Forbes India editorial team is involved in building the initial long-list. Our topic editors lead the nomination process in each category and take responsibility for the due diligence. Extensive research is done on each nomination. At the same time, KPMG team also generates a separate list of nominations.
The Forbes India Senior Editors finally pick about ten nominees based on a set of profiles and data. These are then shared with KPMG for another round of vetting, before we pick the nominations based on an internal debate.
The final stage of selection is through a jury meeting chaired by Mr Harsh Mariwala, Chairman, Marico. They select one winner in each of the nine categories.