Nominations for the 2021 awards were invited from a group of more than 75 executives and academics who serve on one of the Baumhart Center’s advisory committees. Nominated companies were then evaluated by an twelve-person judging committee on four criteria:
- Quality of Innovation: Does the company’s approach represent a truly new way of integrating business strategy and social purpose?
- Depth of Impact: Has the company’s approach led to deep and measurable impact?
- Scalability of Innovation: Does the innovation provide valuable best practices for other companies who seek to lead business for good?
- Commitment of Leadership: Does the company’s leadership show a deep and authentic commitment to harnessing the positive power of business?
Vice Provost & Dean,
Loyola University Chicago
EVP and Head of CSR and Global DEI, Northern Trust
Senior Advisor and Senior Partner Emeritus,
McKinsey & Co.
Founding Executive Director,
Beeck Center of Georgetown University
Immediate Past President,
Quinlan School of Business
Dean, School of Environmental Sustainability Loyola University Chicago
President and CEO,
YMCA of the USA
and Former CEO,