NEW YORK, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weber Shandwick, one of the world's leading global public relations firms, has been named to the PR News Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) A-List for the third consecutive year, an honor that recognizes firms with a proven track record in developing and managing innovative and successful corporate responsibility programs and social good initiatives for clients.
In addition, Paul Massey, executive vice president of Weber Shandwick's Social Impact practice, was honored as CSR Professional of the Year for his role as a CSR leader for both the firm and its clients. Weber Shandwick also earned the PR News Environmental Stewardship award for its work supporting American Airlines' efforts to reduce its company's carbon footprint.
"We are committed to making a positive impact around the world as a firm and through the work that we do with clients," said Andy Polansky, CEO, Weber Shandwick. "It's an honor to be named to the PR News CSR A-List for the third year in a row. Paul Massey has been an integral part of our success in this arena, whether it be helping our clients with their corporate social responsibility efforts, or inspiring our own employees to make a positive difference in their own communities. We are grateful for his leadership and thrilled for his recognition as CSR Professional of the Year."
Each year the PR News CSR Awards recognize the agencies, brands and individuals who do breakthrough work in communicating the power of corporate social responsibility in public relations. In being named to this year's A-List, PR News highlighted Weber Shandwick's Social Impact practice, which partners with corporations, nonprofits and foundations to drive engagement on pressing social issues and creates strategies and programs that reach and engage advocates for positive social change. PR News also pointed to the launch in 2013 of Weber Shandwick's Impact Project, which unifies the firm's global pro bono efforts, demonstrates the company-wide commitment to "engaging, always." and makes a positive community impact across three key pillars: environment and sustainability, education and technology.
Massey was recognized as CSR Professional of the Year for his founding and leadership of Weber Shandwick's Social Impact team, and for his success in providing counsel to corporations, nonprofits and foundations on how to engage audiences on pressing global development, humanitarian, human rights, education and healthcare issues.
Weber Shandwick is committed to being a responsible global corporate citizen. Click here to read more about the firm's corporate citizenship initiatives. For more information on Weber Shandwick's Social Impact team and its CSR work, please visit: http://impact.webershandwick.com/ or follow us on Twitter @wssocialimpact.
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Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations firm with offices in 81 countries. The firm's diverse team of thinkers, strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators has won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative approaches and impactful work, including being honored as a 2014 Ad Age A-List Agency and winning four 2013 Cannes Lions. Weber Shandwick was also named PRWeek's International Consultancy of the Year and The Holmes Report's Best Healthcare Consultancy in the World in 2013, in addition to earning numerous best place to work accolades. The firm deploys deep expertise across sectors and specialty areas, including consumer marketing, corporate reputation, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services, corporate social responsibility, financial communications and crisis management, using proprietary social, digital and analytics methodologies. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit http://www.webershandwick.com.
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