ACCP Announces 2022 Purpose Award Winners

Awards Recognize Excellence in the CSR field, including New Corporate Social Impact Team of the Year Category

September, 13 Washington D.C. – Today the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP) announced the winners of their annual Purpose Awards for exceptional leaders in corporate social responsibility (CSR). The awards, presented in partnership with Rocket Social Impact, recognize CSR professionals making a significant social impact within their companies and communities. 

This year’s winners were :

  • Marty Rodgers, Accenture, Champion for Change
  • Brandee McHale, Citi, Trailblazer
  • Erandhi Mendis, Kyndryl, Rising Star
  • Gilead Sciences, Corporate Social Impact Team of the Year

”At ACCP, we strive to advance the field of corporate social impact,” said ACCP President and CEO Carolyn Berkowitz, “and the recipients of this year’s Purpose Awards exemplify excellence in their profession. At a time when social impact and purpose are top of mind for employees, customers, and investors, ACCP is excited to recognize these professionals who are leveraging innovation, leadership, and collaboration to catalyze change.”

“Rocket Social Impact believes it’s critical to recognize the corporate social responsibility field and the impact their inspirational work has on corporations, their employees and the communities around them ,” said Rich Maiore, President of Rocket Social Impact. “The contributions of these winners are examples of what’s truly possible when business combines with social consciousness to make an impact.” 

The Corporate Social Impact Team of the Year Award is new to the list of honors this year is the. This award recognizes a team of CSR and/or Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) practitioners whose collaborative and innovative approach to a project or program generated significant business results for the company and/ or social impact in the community. 

The Champion for Change Award recognizes a senior executive who provides leadership that advances social and business impact throughout our world. The Trailblazer Award goes to a senior practitioner whose leadership, strategy, and partnerships have demonstrated significant business and societal impacts. 

Finally, the Rising Star Award is given to an emerging professional in corporate citizenship whose work creates meaningful impact inside and outside the company, often requiring influence well beyond the level of their position

This year’s Purpose Award winners were chosen by separate committees of judges, comprised of past Purpose Award recipients and current CSR industry leaders.

The Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP) is the preeminent membership organization advancing the practice of corporate social impact. ACCP increases the effectiveness of CSR & ESG professionals and their companies by sharing knowledge, fostering solutions, and cultivating inclusive and supportive peer communities. ACCP amplifies the voices of its practitioner network to elevate strategies that work, provide innovative solutions, and expand impact.

Rocket Social Impact is a leading CSR & ESG consultancy, advising established and emerging companies on their social impact strategy, implementation, and communication. Go further, faster.

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