Purpose Awards

Sponsored by Rocket Social Impact

Since 2016, ACCP has celebrated corporate social impact professionals serving as beacons of excellence in their field. ACCP’s Purpose Awards are the only awards program that recognizes individuals helping to catalyze change within their companies.

In addition to the three Purpose Awards recognizing individual professionals, the Corporate Social Impact Team of the Year acknowledges the important roles of collaboration and innovation in making an impact.

This year’s award categories are:

Champion for Change

Champion for Change is a C-suite executive (e.g., CEO, CFO, CMO) from a major corporation ($300M annual revenue and above) who uses their political capital, influence, and actions to drive buy-in, resources, and engagement from other executives, employees, and community leaders, advocates for the company’s ESG and corporate social impact work – but does not lead corporate social impact for the company.


Trailblazer is the senior corporate social impact department leader whose governance, strategy, and programs demonstrate significant business and social impact over time. 

Rising Star

Rising Star is a junior or mid-career professional in CSR/ESG whose work has created measurable impact inside and/or outside the company – without the benefit of positional authority.

Corporate Social Impact Team of the Year

Corporate Social Impact Team of the Year recognizes a team of social impact practitioners (minimum of 2 or more co-workers) whose collaborative and innovative approach to a CSR or ESG project or program generated significant business results for the company and social impact in the community. 

The nomination period for 2024 will open April 30.

2o23 Award Winners

Champion for Change

Beth Satterfield
William Blair


Lynette Bell
Truist Foundation

Rising Star

Alicea Starr

Corporate Social Impact Team

Giving and Volunteer Team

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