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BENNY Awards

The Business Ethics Network introduced the annual BENNY Awards in 2005 to recognize outstanding corporate campaign victories. Award winners are announced each year at the annual BEN Conference.

Some of the most brilliant, passionate, and dedicated people in the world can be found in the movement to transform corporations into socially and environmentally responsible organizations. While the achievement of change and the amelioration of harm are often enough to sustain them, we believe that those activists and organizations whose results are especially outstanding deserve to be recognized by their peers. They are the inspiration and models for those who follow in their footsteps. For this reason we have established the BENNY Awards for outstanding contributions to the advancement of corporate ethics.

Our hope is that the BENNY Awards will help to further establish the credibility of the corporate transformation movement and bring much deserved attention not only to the winners, but to all groups who are nominated. BEN Members nominate campaigns for the BENNY and Path to Victory Awards, and the winners are decided upon by our BENNY Awards Committee. The Awards Committee and staff together decide the winner of the Individual Achievement Award. We appreciate everyone’s participation in this important celebration of our movement’s accomplishments.

BENNY Award Rules, Criteria, and Calendar
Here are the general guidelines for the BENNY award. Please note that specific information for the BENNY award will post each year at the start of the nomination period.
View 2012 Award Nominees
Top corporate campaign activists were honored in October with the 2012 BENNY Awards, given by the Business Ethics Network (BEN). The campaign Dump ALEC! A project of ALEC Exposed and the Center for Media and Democracy won the first place BENNY Award, the Value [the] Meal campaign won the second place award, and third place went to the Ending the Toxic Crisis & Lockout at Sun Capital's Emerald Performance in Henry, IL campaign. Each campaign won a significant victory in corporate transformation in the last year. Occupy Wall Street was given Special Recognition for its impact on national and international perspectives on justice and public power. Sarita Gupta was honored with the Individual Achievement Award for her decades of successful work on economic and social justice, and for her leadership in bringing together diverse efforts into powerful coalitions for change.
View 2011 Award Nominees
Here are the official lists of 2011 BENNY and Path to Victory Awards Nominees. Please note that the organization listed may be just one of several which worked on the campaign. Full lists of Lead and Support Groups will be reflected as soon as possible.
View 2010 Award Nominees

Here are the official lists of 2010 BENNY and Path to Victory Awards Nominees.

Please note that the organization listed may be just one of several which worked on the campaign. Full lists of Lead and Support Groups will be reflected as soon as possible.