Best Corporate Steward Finalists

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The Citizen for this category goes to companies that are responsive and responsible members of society, whose overall values, operational practices, and stakeholder strategies exemplify “shared value.” A corporate steward understands and sustains the linkages between it and society. 

The legacy of this category began in 2003, when the 34th Secretary of Commerce, Donald L. Evans; author and scholar Michael Novak; and Harvard Business Professor Michael Porter joined with BCLC to launch the award. The founding vision for identifying and applauding good corporate stewardship remains influential in the criteria and judging process

2012 Finalists


Capital One

Creating meaningful economic opportunity for individuals and communities is at the core of Capital One’s business strategy and is our chief strategic societal priority. Learn more



DSM’s mission is to “create brighter lives for people today and generations to come.” To put this mission into practice, DSM has defined a corporate strategy for 2010-2015 – DSM in motion: driving focused growth. Learn more



Today, for a company to be considered successful it must be both financially successful and socially responsible. IBM’s mission is to build a smarter planet. Learn more


United Health Group

UnitedHealth Group’s mission is to help people live healthier lives. For the 75 million people we serve around the world, achieving this mission means improving their everyday well-being and quality of life Learn More


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