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3BL Forum: 2019 Responsible CEO of the Year Award Winners Embody Sustainable Leadership

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3BL Forum 2019: Brands Taking Stands—What's Next?
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Tonight, we’re live from MGM National Harbor, where we have just given out Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 2019 Responsible CEO of the Year and Lifetime Achievement awards during this year’s 3BL Forum: Brands Taking Stands – What’s Next.

We give these awards to corporate executives who exemplify bold and innovative leadership as they continue to deliver on their companies’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments; this year’s finalists, of course, are no exception.

Tonight’s recipients of the 2019 Responsible CEO of the Year and Lifetime Achievement awards are:

  • Responsible CEO of the Year: ESG Leadership: Jeff Eckel (shown above), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hannon Armstrong
  • Responsible CEO of the Year: Nonprofit Organization: Sylvia Acevedo, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of the USA
  • Responsible CEO of the Year: Brands Taking Stands Leadership: Brad MacAfee, Chief Executive Officer and Senior Partner, Porter Novelli 
  • Responsible CEO of the Year: Public Company: Hans Vestberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Verizon
  • Lifetime Achievement: David Taylor, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Procter & Gamble

By minimizing each of their company’s environmental footprint, ensuring more sustainable operations and supply chains, embracing diversity and inclusion into the fabric of their companies’ culture or ushering in a new wave of female leaders, the finalists for 2019 have been instrumental in defining future-thinking leadership at a time when it is needed most.

“Congratulations to our awardees—we know they will continue 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. “We applaud the personal commitment by this year’s CEOs for embedding ESG at the very center of their businesses and for the impact they are having as exceptional leaders.”

Within this ESG community, there is no shortage of awards and recognition programs; being recognized as a Responsible CEO, however, is especially meaningful as our judging panel is made of past recipients of Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s Responsible CEO of the Year Award.

Image credit: Hannon Armstrong Communications

Leon Kaye headshotLeon Kaye

Leon Kaye, Executive Editor, has written for Triple Pundit since 2010. He is also the Director of Social Media and Engagement for 3BL Media, and the Editor in Chief of CR Magazine. His previous work can be found at The GuardianSustainable Brands and CleanTechnica. Kaye is based in Fresno, CA, from where he happily explores California’s stellar Central Coast and the national parks in the Sierra Nevadas.

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