Join CSR Excellence for Economic Empowerment Initiatives!

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Corporate Citizenship Awards. Apply for the Best Economic Empowerment Program category today to join a legacy of excellence in corporate responsibility!
May 19, 2015 4:30 PM ET

Since 2000, the Corporate Citizenship Awards have showcased how businesses make the world a better place. Every day, businesses serve as a powerful force for good in communities across the United States and in countries around the world.  They solve today’s greatest challenges through innovation, expertise, efficiency, capital, and collaboration.  For more than 16 years, the Citizens Awards have honored excellence in corporate citizenship.

Awards are given in eight categories, including the below:

Best Economic Empowerment Program

The Citizen award for this category recognizes a company’s work to empower individuals through economic and business empowerment initiatives. Eligible initiatives could focus on a number of topics including financial inclusion, financial literacy, women’s economic empowerment, small & medium-sized business empowerment, diversity & inclusion, veterans, access to water & energy, access to finance, food security, or job skills training among others.

If you know of an outstanding citizenship effort by a company or chamber of commerce, we encourage you to submit a nomination. Applications are open now through May 29.

Learn more about last year's winners and finalists in this category.