NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine, announced the winners of the eighth annual Responsible CEO of the Year Awards. These awards are presented to CEOs that visibly exceed standards in the areas of employee relations, environmental impact and sustainability, human rights, philanthropy, and corporate responsibility practices.
The winners of the 2015 Responsible CEO of the Year Awards are the following:
- William Cho, President and CEO, LG Electronics USA
- Ben Fowke, Chairman, President and CEO, Xcel Energy
- Terri Ludwig, President and CEO, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
- Alan B. Miller, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Universal Health Services
All award winners were nominated by fellow members of the Corporate Responsibility community and selected by an independent judging panel comprised of previous winners and other industry leaders including:
- Doug Baker, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Ecolab, Inc.
- Dan Hesse, Former CEO, Sprint
- Gale Klappa, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, WEC Energy Group
- Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO, MGM Resorts International
- John P. Bilbrey, President and CEO, The Hershey Company
- Patrick Prevost, President and CEO, Cabot Corporation
"Today's business landscape requires CEOs to maintain a balance between their commitment to investors and shareholders and the needs of society, the environment and future generations," says Elliot Clark, CEO of Corporate Responsibility Magazine. "We are pleased to shine a spotlight on these four winners who all set a clear example for their peers by using the power of their corporations for programs to benefit society while being financially sustainable and maintaining the highest standards of ethics and governance."
To determine the winners, judges considered several dimensions of the aforementioned standards including the scope of the CEO's impact on their organization and community, the extent to which the CEO drove this initiative, and the individual reputation or professional risk taken by the CEO.
The 2015 award winners were honored at Corporate Responsibility Magazine's Responsible CEO of the Year Awards Dinner that took place at the COMMIT!Forum, Thursday, Oct. 22, at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City.
For more information about the annual COMMIT!Forum and Corporate Responsibility Magazine's Responsible CEO of the Year Awards Dinner visit: www.commitforum.com.
About Corporate Responsibility Magazine
Corporate Responsibility Magazine is the voice of the corporate responsibility profession covering case studies, best practices, and trends in the five primary segments of the CR profession: a) Governance, risk, compliance, b) Environmental sustainability c) Corporate social responsibility, d) Philanthropy, and e) Workforce/diversity. www.thecro.com
About the COMMIT!Forum
Each year, COMMIT!Forum attracts: C-suite executives, Leaders in communications, CR and Sustainability professionals, Foundation heads, and Not-profit executives. This year's theme is COMMIT! To A Responsible Culture & Supply Chain. As an attendee you'll learn:how to run a more responsible business, how to build a more sustainable workforce and how to build a more responsible supply chain. Our competitive advantage? Access. Professionals who attend learn the latest best practices and how-to's from our hand-picked experts. And just as important, the COMMIT!Forum allows networking opportunities to engage with C-suite executives, CEOs, corporate communication pros, and CR professionals—industry leaders who can help our attendees achieve their professional goals.
SOURCE Corporate Responsibility Magazine