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3BL Forum 2018

CR Magazine’s Finalists for the 2018 Responsible CEO of Year Award and Lifetime Achievement Award

By Leon Kaye

Corporate Responsibility Magazine has just announced the finalists for its 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 have been taking bold steps to move forward on the most urgent conversations of the day.

The awards will be presented at during 3BL Forum, October 23 to 25 at MGM National Harbor, just minutes from Washington, D.C. The awards dinner will be held on the evening of October 24 at 7:00 pm.

The finalists for the 2018 Responsible CEO of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Awards are:

  • Daniel Amos, chairman and CEO at Aflac

  • Mariano Lozano, chairman and CEO at Danone North America

  • Steve Rendle, president and CEO at VF Corporation

  • Tim Ryan, U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner at PwC

  • John Snyder, president and CEO at BCD Travel

“Delivering strong business results is just the starting point for these CEOs, who have built purpose into their organizations’ mission and culture,” said Dave Armon, publisher of CR Magazine. "This year's 3BL Forum will focus on Brands Taking Stands. Companies that commit to socially responsible and sustainable business practices take a stand every day. These accomplished leaders demonstrate their personal commitment to corporate responsibility, sustainability and impact."


The Responsible CEO of the Year awards are presented to CEOs – including those from public and private companies, NGOs, and governments – who, over the previous year, have placed themselves at personal and professional risk in order to deliver on their corporate responsibility promises. Last year’s winners included CEOs of Republic Services, Smithfield Foods, Toronto Hydro, and TerraCycle.

CR Magazine also awards a Corporate Responsibility Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize an individual whose risk-taking, vision, and pioneering spirit have resulted in significant achievement in the corporate responsibility field over the course of their career.

All award finalists were nominated by fellow members of the CR community and selected by an independent judging panel that includes prior honorees.

New Brands Taking Stands™ Humanitarian Award

New this year is the inaugural Brands Taking Stands™ Humanitarian Award, which is being presented to Chef José Andrés for his indefatigable work feeding those affected by natural disasters in Puerto Rico, California, Texas, and North Carolina.

Interested in Attending the CEO Awards Dinner?

For more information about the annual 3BL Forum and CR Magazine's Responsible CEO of the Year Awards Dinner, click here.


To purchase an individual ticket to the CEO Awards dinner and 3BL Forum, get details.

If you are interested in purchasing a table at the CEO Awards dinner, you and your guests will receive an invitation to the VIP reception and gain visibility at 3BL Forum and CEO dinner. Please contact Dave Armon for more information at darmon@crboard.com

Registration for 3BL Forum is currently underway, and a 25% off discount is available with the use of the code 3BL2018TOWNHALL.

Image credit: Lynne Filderman

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Leon Kaye has written for 3p since 2010 and become executive editor in 2018. His previous work includes writing for the Guardian as well as other online and print publications. In addition, he's worked in sales executive roles within technology and financial research companies, as well as for a public relations firm, for which he consulted with one of the globe’s leading sustainability initiatives. Currently living in Central California, he’s traveled to 70-plus countries and has lived and worked in South Korea, the United Arab Emirates and Uruguay.

Leon’s an alum of Fresno State, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the University of Southern California's Marshall Business School. He enjoys traveling abroad as well as exploring California’s Central Coast and the Sierra Nevadas.

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