CSR Awards to Benefit Your Company’s Reputation and Attract Top Talent
If your company has successful corporate citizenship and social impact programs, it needs to be recognized! External recognition can enhance your reputation, attract the best talent, and foster a robust company culture. Not sure where to start? Check out the list of CSR awards below!
D&AD IMPACT AWARDS
DEADLINE: March 15, 2023. View the 2022 honorees here.
The D&AD Awards gather the world’s best creative work from across the commercial design, advertising, production and craft disciplines to be judged by more than 400 global creative leaders, practitioners and innovators. Their categories span the full spectrum of disciplines, including social good with “Impact” and “Future Impact” awards.
THE CIVIC 50
DEADLINE: March 17, 2023. View the 2022 honorees here.
The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year as determined by an annual survey administered by True Impact. The Civic 50 honorees are selected based on the four dimensions of their community engagement and social impact programs: investment of resources, integration across business functions, institutionalization through policies and systems and impact measurement.
BCCCC’S CORPORATE CITIZEN INNOVATION AWARDS
DEADLINE: March 24, 2023. View the 2022 honorees here.
The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Innovation Awards honor and celebrate the achievements of forward-thinking companies and individuals that have applied the assets of their business to create positive social and/or environmental impacts. Categories include: Social Impact Change Maker, Transformative Partnership, Eco Innovator and Innovation Amplifier.
ACCP’S PURPOSE AWARDS
DEADLINE: Will open Spring 2023. View previous honorees here.
Every year, through the Purpose Awards, ACCP acknowledges and celebrates corporate citizenship professionals who serve as beacons of excellence in their field. ACCP recognizes individuals each year with the following designations: Champion for Change, Trailblazer, Rising Star and, new for 2023, Corporate Social Impact Team of the Year.
P3 IMPACT AWARD
DEADLINE: April 7, 2023. View previous honorees here.
The P3 Impact Award was created by Concordia, the University of Virginia Darden School Institute for Business in Society, and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships to recognize and honor leading public-private partnerships (P3s) that improve communities and the world. Inaugurated in 2014, the award seeks to highlight leading practices and actionable insights in the P3 arena.
D CEO AND COMMUNITIES FOUNDATION OF TEXAS
DEADLINE: April 14, 2023. View previous honorees here.
Through the Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards, D CEO and Communities Foundation of Texas, are proud to honor professionals and organizations in the Dallas Fort Worth area from the nonprofit world that make a positive and efficient impact on the community, while celebrating the efforts of corporations and business leaders that support and collaborate with local nonprofits.
FAST COMPANY BRANDS THAT MATTER
DEADLINE: April 14, 2023. View the 2022 honorees here.
Fast Company’s Brands That Matter showcases brands that communicate and demonstrate brand purpose. Brands That Matter honorees don’t just recite corporate vision statements or management talking points; they have achieved relevance through cultural impact and social engagement, and their branding authentically communicates a brand’s current mission and ideals. Brands from around the world—including the largest multinational conglomerates and small-but-mighty companies—are encouraged to apply.
GLOBAL GOODS AWARDS
DEADLINE: April 21, 2023. View previous honorees here.
The Global Goods Awards reward businesses, NGOs, charities and social enterprises of all shapes and sizes around the world, that are blazing the trail for purpose-driven sustainability and ethical leadership. They recognize leaders who are achieving practical, real-world impact that is both scalable and replicable – and who have inspiring stories to tell.
DEADLINE: May 12, 2023. View previous honorees here.
The Catalyst Award is the premier recognition of organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives that drive representation and inclusion for women.
REUTERS EVENTS RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS AWARDS
DEADLINE: June 30, 2023
Reuters Events Responsible Business Awards are the world’s leading awards celebrating leadership in sustainable business. It’s more than acknowledging excellent sustainability strategies. The Responsible Business Awards recognize those that are truly having an impact on business, society and the environment – delivering a new blueprint for business in the 21st Century.
FAST COMPANY MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES
DEADLINE: Not yet announced; likely in September 2023. View the 2023 honorees here.
Since 2008, Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies has been the definitive source for recognizing the organizations that are transforming industries and shaping society. Last year, Fast Company recognized more than 400 organizations with this prestigious honor, from the largest companies in the world to small startups with just a few employees. With innovation more important than ever this year, Fast Company is looking forward to recognizing the organizations that are moving the world forward. Categories include: corporate social responsibility and social good, among many others.
THE DRUM AWARDS FOR SOCIAL PURPOSE
DEADLINE: Not yet announced; likely in October 2023.
The Drum Awards for Social Purpose celebrate the people and brands, making a positive contribution through responsible marketing. These awards are truly global, and open to teams and companies from anywhere in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa or the Americas.
ENGAGE FOR GOOD’S HALO AWARDS
Register here to be alerted when the submission period opens again (December 2023). View the 2023 honorees here.
The Halo Awards are one of North America’s highest honor for corporate social initiatives and cause marketing and showcase successful consumer engagement and employee engagement efforts. These CSR, cause marketing and corporate social impact awards focus on initiatives in which brand purpose and social impact intersect to help build a better world and the bottom line.
THE US CHAMBER FOUNDATION’S CITIZEN’S AWARD
DEADLINE: Not yet announced. View previous honorees here.
The U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Citizen’s Award recognize the most innovative and impactful corporate citizenship programs from businesses, chambers, and associations of all sizes. Any business entity may nominate itself, or a third party may also nominate a business, Chamber of Commerce, or trade association.
RAGAN AND PR DAILY’s CSR & DIVERSITY AWARDS
DEADLINE: Currently closed for 2023. View the 2022 honorees here.
Ragan and PR Daily’s annual CSR & Diversity Awards recognize the influential communications work that has been instrumental in positively impacting communities, whether internally, locally or globally.
3BL MEDIA’S RESPONSIBLE CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS
DEADLINE: Currently closed for 2023. View previous honorees here and the 2022 announcement here.
3BL Media’s Responsible CEO of the Year Awards recognize chief executives with proven records of bold and innovative leadership on environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments.
Other CSR Awards and Rankings:
- 3BL Media 100 Best Corporate Citizens
- Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies
- Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For by Great Place to Work
- Great Place to Work World’s Best Workplaces
- JUST Capital’s annual company rankings
- PEOPLE & Great Place to Work Companies that Care List