On January 12, at an event in New York City, Chief Executive honored companies for their corporate citizenship efforts. These were specific projects and programs that went well beyond writing a check to meaningfully improving communities, while remaining integral to their firm’s mission and goals. Many of the programs included substantial CEO involvement.
Winners of the 2017 program were selected by size—small, medium or large—within 10 categories.
There was no charge to enter nor participate. Top corporate executives, their teams who lead citizenship efforts and the charities/not-for-profits with whom they partner were invited to celebrate together at an event in New York City in January.
Benefits of participation included the ability to:
- Recognize key employees involved in such initiatives
- Demonstrate your own leadership toward charitable involvement at work
- Honor and bring attention to the causes you and your company care about
- Inspire other CEOs to improve their communities and our nation
- CEO involvement is meaningful
- Cause is strategically linked to your business mission
- Program clearly shows some innovation (beyond just writing check)
- Involvement is collaborative with a cause or organization
- Your impact is clear on an individual, group, regional, state, national, or global level
Winners are companies whose initiatives were deemed to have had the most compelling impact on their local, national or international communities.
A gala celebration was held to honor the awardees in January in New York.
In addition, editorial coverage of the gala and interviews with winners will appear in the March/April issue of Chief Executive magazine and subsequently on the website, ChiefExecutive.net.
For information about Chief Executive’s 2018 Corporate Citizenship Awards, check this page in September 2017.