You deserve an award! Ever wonder about those lists that recognize the best corporate citizenship and social impact programs – and why your company isn’t on them? If you’re doing great work, it’s important to put your name out there for recognition. By doing so, you’ll establish better best practices and set a new bar for companies to follow. Not sure where to start? Check out the list below and let us know if you have questions!
Please note: Several of the awards are closed for 2021, but please keep them in mind for next year!
Reuters Events Responsible Business Awards
DEADLINE: July 30, 2021
The Responsible Business Awards celebrate leadership in sustainable business. 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. (Social Impact Category available).
Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies (Social Good Category)
DEADLINE: August 20, 2021 (for early rate).
Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies recognizes organizations that are transforming industries and shaping society. With innovation more important than ever this year, Fast Company is looking forward to recognizing the organizations that are moving the world forward. (Social Good Category available).
One Million Donors’ Workplace Giving Excellence Awards
DEADLINE: August 30, 2021.
The Workplace Giving Excellence Awards recognize the most outstanding workplace giving programs and performers in Australia. The Awards are part of the One Million Donors campaign to see a million working Australians donating to charity through work.
Adweek’s Brandweek Constellation Awards (Best Team Effort on Brand Purpose)
DEADLINE: September 3, 2021
Brandweek’s, social impact award is awarded to the best brand team effort on any cause-related initiative. This social impact award is part of the larger Brandweek Constellation Awards.
The Drum Awards for Social Purpose
DEADLINE: September 16, 2021
These awards celebrate the people and brands, making a positive contribution through responsible marketing.
DEADLINE: To be announced for 2021
The Global Corporate Volunteering Awards, created by IAVE in 2012, celebrates excellence in corporate volunteering.
DEADLINE: Closed for 2021. D&AD Awards 2022 will open for entries November 17, 2021. View the 2021 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.
ACCP’s Purpose Awards
DEADLINE: Closed for 2021. Honorees to be announced September 17, 2021. View previous honorees here.
Every year, ACCP acknowledges and celebrates corporate citizenship professionals who serve as beacons of excellence in their field. ACCP recognizes three individuals each year with the following designations: Champion for Change, Trailblazer and Rising Star.
The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Film Festival celebrates the work and impact of corporate citizenship programs—as well as the inspiring methods companies use to communicate their efforts. The Film Festival brings dozens of submissions from corporate social responsibility professionals around the world who share their stories of impact.
CRRA are the only global annual awards for corporate responsibility (CR) reporting. They were developed to identify and acknowledge excellence in reporting.
D CEO and Communities Foundation of Texas’ Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards
DEADLINE: Closed for 2021. 2022 awards open for nominations March 2022. View previous honorees here.
D CEO and Communities Foundation of Texas are proud to honor professionals and organizations in 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.
Engage For Good’s Halo Awards
DEADLINE: Closed for 2021. Register here to be alerted when the submission period opens again. View the 2021 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.
DEADLINE: Closed for 2021. Honorees to be announced September 22, 2021. View previous honorees here.
The Global Good Awards is an all-inclusive awards program and will recognize and reward organizations of all shapes and sizes that are making strides towards a better world for people, the planet and the global economy.
Points of Light’s Civic 50
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.
PR Daily’s Corporate Social Responsibility Awards
DEADLINE: Closed for 2021. View previous honorees here.
Highlights organizations dedicated to making the world a smarter, safer, healthier and more sustainable place. Show PR Daily how corporate social responsibility is woven into the fabric of your mission.
The US Chamber’s Corporate Citizen Awards
DEADLINE: Closed for 2021. View previous honorees here
The U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Citizens Awards 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.
3BL Media’s Responsible CEO of the Year Awards
DEADLINE: Closed for 2021. Honorees to be announced in September 2021. View previous honorees 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.