Nominations are now being accepted for CR Magazine’s 12th annual Responsible CEO Award and Lifetime Achievement Award, given to corporate leaders committed to a progressive environmental, social and governance (ESG) agenda.
These prestigious awards will be presented at 3BL Forum: Brands Taking Stands, the leading event for corporate responsibility and sustainability practitioners, Oct. 29–30 at MGM National Harbor, just minutes from the nation’s capital. The judging panel is comprised of past Responsible CEO winners.
“Our 2018 winners included CEOs who personally led their companies to address important social issues like diversity & inclusion, feeding the victims of natural disasters, curing childhood cancer disaster and transforming corporate culture around sustainability,” said Dave Armon, publisher of CR Magazine. “Being selected by fellow CEOs and honored by peers makes these awards extremely meaningful for the winners.
Both public and private companies are invited to nominate their CEO. There is no entry fee. The nomination form can be found on the 3BL Forum website. Nomination must be submitted by March 31, 2019, to be eligible for judging.
Winners of the 2018 Responsible CEO of the Year Awards were:
- Daniel Amos, chairman and CEO at Aflac – winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award
- Tim Ryan, U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner at PwC – winner of Responsible CEO of the Year: Brands Taking Stands™ Leadership
- Steve Rendle, president and CEO at VF Corporation – winner of Responsible CEO of the Year: Public Company
- John Snyder, president and CEO at BCD Travel – winner of Responsible CEO of the Year: Private Company
- Mariano Lozano, president and CEO at Danone North America – winner of Responsible CEO of the Year: Public Benefit Corporation
- José Andrés, Chef/Owner, ThinkFoodGroup and minibar by José Andrés, and Founder, World Central Kitchen – winner of Brands Taking Stands™ Humanitarian of the Year
All award winners were nominated by fellow members of the CR community and selected by an independent judging panel comprised of previous winners and other industry leaders.
To determine the winners, judges considered several dimensions of the aforementioned standards including the scope of the CEO’s impact on their organization and community, the extent to which the CEO drove this initiative, and the individual reputation or professional risk taken by the CEO.