2018

Top Environment Policy Think Tank in India and Global South, ranked in the Global Go To Think Tank Index 2017 by the University of Pennsylvania

2017

First ISC-FICCI Award for the Best Media Coverage on Sanitation to Down To Earth

2017

Order of Polar Star Award from Government of Sweden

2015-2016

Public Institution of the Year Award from Business Standard

2008 - 2009

Jawaharlal Nehru prize for 'popularisation of science'. The award is instituted by the Indian Science Congress Association.

2005

Padma Shri for Sunita Narain

2005

Stockholm Water Prize

2005

UNEP Global 500 Forum Award. The award is a tribute to successes on the front lines of global environmental action. It is granted to individuals and organizations for outstanding achievements in the protection and improvement of the environment.

2000

Padma Bhushan to Anil Agarwal

1986

Padma Shri to Anil Agarwal