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The Peer Award for Excellence in Corporate Responsibility celebrates innovative CSR, and it does so in a way that distinguishes it from most awards for business in a number of key ways.


The Peer Awards are inspirational because finalists review each other’s innovative entries; they are open and democratic in that it is the finalists themselves that are the judges; they are easy to enter as submission and judging are online (which is also why they are global) and as there is no fixed format or length for your entry; they offer exposure in the media but also confidentiality if you prefer; entry is low-risk and the awards ceremony is a celebration of all finalists attending.

Corporate Responsibility Award Categories

Associate your entries with one or more of these proposed award categories, adjusting the focus of each as you like. When it comes to announcing the shortlists you may find that some have been altered to best suit the entries that are nominated.

Who can Enter

Entries are invited from internal departments (CSR for instance) and from suppliers of relevant products and services.

Our one proviso is that the entry not be self-promotional, so that the nominated entries (which are basically case studies) can be presented to fellow professionals (the judges) untarnished by any sales agenda.

Entries should focus on one or more internal initiatives, all of which help present an innovative idea or approach. They can all have taken place within one client organisation, or across a number. An involved supplier can be acknowledged alongside the organisation in whose name the entry is submitted. Alternatively the entry can be in the supplier’s name, in the form of a case study championed by at least one end-user organisation.

Become a Finalist, Win an Award

It is very easy to submit entries to the Peer Awards, and we are keen to nominate any (non-promotional) entry that is clearly expressed, shows an impact in its target community, is doing something different and is likely to interest fellow CSR practitioners (that is the other finalists, who are also the judges).


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The Peer Awards Ceremony

The ceremony planned for June 2018 will again be a champagne afternoon cream tea at a prestigious Central London venue. It is here that all the finalists are acknowledged and the winners announced and celebrated.

New this year is the opportunity to celebrate being a finalist (with a certificate and a photo) at the Awards Ceremony even if your entry is not a winner, and (especially with our international clients in mind) the opportunity (simply by submitting three or more nominated entries) to be guaranteed acknowledgement and success at the awards ceremony.

Peer Review (Judging)

All finalists are invited to also be judges, and we anticipate that it will also be possible to register just as a judge without submitting any entries, to read, review and rate the nominated entries of interest, asking questions of the other finalists for further information and greater clarity where you wish. You may adjust your ratings later with the benefit of hindsight.


Be acknowledged as a Supporter of the Peer Awards with a package (priced from £1,000) that offers exposure options for your brand at the Peer Awards and across our media coverage, at the Awards Ceremony and at the Winners Summit.

Award Sponsorship packages (priced from £10,000) allow you in addition to prominently demonstrate leadership and your support for innovative thinking in a key aspect of Corporate Responsibility by being acknowledged as the sponsor of an award category, an industry sector, a global region, a judging criterion or the whole award.

Previous Corporate Responsibility Finalists

All of these organisations have been finalists for the Peer Awards for Excellence in Corporate Responsibility in previous years, some of them multiple times. Where you see an entry highlighted this means you can click to view their 2016/17 showcase page…

The @one Alliance; Accenture; Action for Children; Anglian Water; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Barclays; BBC; British Gas; Burdens; Bwin.Party; Capital One; Cisco; Citizenship Foundation; City & Guilds; Coca Cola Enterprises; Community-Links; DBS Law; De Vere; Dentsu; DP World; E.ON; Ecotricity; Edgetech; Elan Hair; The Entertainer; Experian; The Family Planning Association; Filli Boya / Betek Boya; First Capital Connect; Friends Life; Global Action Plan; The Guardian; Ikano; Inspired Life; Interface; intu Chapelfield; IPC Media; iPSL; Iracambi; JTI Turkey; Kidscape; KPMG; Lakehouse; Lloyds Bank; L’Oreal; Mahindra; Maxus Global; McDonald’s; Melton Foods; MetLife; Michelin; Nat West; National Energy Action; O2; Parliament Educational Services; The People’s Supermarket; Petrofac; Rackspace; RBS; Red Balloon; Resolute Forest Products; The Royal College of General Practitioners; Sabanci; Sainsbury’s; Sanofi; SAP; Sky; Southside Young Leaders’ Academy; Southwark Council; Speechly Bircham; Surrey County Council; Tata Consultancy Services; Thomson Reuters; Turner Broadcasting; Veolia; Warwickshire County Council; Wolverhampton Homes; Yes Foundation