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 top-level company executive who uses their political capital, influence, and actions to drive buy-in, resources, and engagement from other executives, employees, and community leaders, for the company’s ESG and corporate social impact work.


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 is May 1-June 16, 2023. Nominators will be informed in August 2023 on the status of their submission. Email purposeawards@accp.org with any questions.

2o22 Award Winners

Rising Star

Erandhi Mendis


Brandee McHale

Champion for Change

Marty Rodgers

Corporate Social Impact Team

Gilead Sciences

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