Paige CR Magazine Announces Finalists for 2019 Responsible CEO of Year Award and Lifetime Achievement Award

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WASHINGTON, D.C., July 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Corporate Responsibility Magazine has announced the finalists for its 12th annual excellence in leadership awards. The awards are given to corporate leaders committed to a progressive environmental, social, and governance (ESG) agenda, and to those who are taking bold steps to move the needle on the urgent conversations of the day.

The awards will be presented at 3BL Forum: Brands Taking Stands ™ – What’s Next, the leading event for corporate responsibility and sustainability practitioners, Oct. 29–30 at MGM National Harbor, just minutes from the nation’s capital. 

Finalists for the 2019 Responsible CEO of the Year:

  • Jeffrey W. Eckel, President & CEO at Hannon Armstrong
  • Brad MacAfee, Chief Executive Officer and Senior Partner of Porter Novelli 
  • David Taylor, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer at Procter & Gamble
  • Hans Vestberg, Chairmain and CEO, Verizon
  • Sylvia Acevedo, CEO at Girl Scouts of the USA

    “Some CEOs deliver strong financial performance, period.  Others are adept at keeping shareholders happy while also leading their organizations to be forces for good by championing a strong environmental, social and governance agenda,” said Dave Armon, CEO of 3BL Media and publisher of CR Magazine.  “Our panel of former Responsible CEO winners and our team at 3BL Media are delighted to honor these finalists for the impact they have made and their ongoing leadership in ESG.”

    In addition to the Responsible CEO of the Year Awards, CR Magazine's 9th annual Lifetime Achievement Award will recognize a CEO whose risk-taking, vision and pioneering spirit have led to significant ESG achievements over the course of their career.

    All award winners are nominated by fellow members of the Corporate Responsibility community and selected by an independent panel of judges composed of previous Responsible CEO winners and other recognized leaders.

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    About CR Magazine

    CR Magazine is the leading voice of the corporate responsibility profession and the publisher of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens, which has been ranked one of America’s three most-important business rankings, according to PR Week.

    About 3BL Media

    3BL Media delivers purpose-driven communications for the world’s leading companies. Our unrivaled distribution, leadership and editorial platforms inspire and support global sustainable business, reaching 10+ million change-makers. 3BL Forum is an annual gathering of corporate responsibility and sustainability practitioners with an emphasis on networking, case studies, new research and compelling presentations from companies committed to making progress against an ambitious ESG agenda.

    Dave Armon, CEO
    3BL Media