CohnReznick announces Gamechangers in 2023 ESG Award Winners
New York, NY – November 3, 2023 – CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading advisory, assurance, and tax firms in the United States, today announced the winners of its second annual Gamechangers in ESG Awards program. The program recognizes U.S.-based organizations that are embracing environmental, social, and governance principles to drive value for their stakeholders and improve business resiliency. There is also a NextGen Award for a student who demonstrates a commitment to incorporating the principles of ESG into their education and career path.
The 2023 winners are broken into two categories: ESG Business Strategies by a For-Profit Company and ESG Cause by a Not-for-Profit.
ESG Business Strategies by a For-Profit Company
- EDP Renewables North America
ESG Cause by a Not-for-Profit
- Eden Housing
- Rethink Food
Komal Khandelwal, a master’s in finance candidate at Baruch College, CUNY is the NextGen student award winner.
This year’s winning organizations represent four different industries: not-for-profit, affordable housing, renewable energy, and technology. Each organization is driving positive change through ESG and business sustainability initiatives that include addressing the gap between food insecurity and food surplus; advancing equity through housing access; developing and operating clean energy systems; and delivering broadband services to improve critical infrastructure.
In addition to the winners, CohnReznick is recognizing additional top scoring companies as “Gamechangers to Watch.” They are:
- Arkview Capital, LP
- FedUp Foods
- Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
- LXP Industrial Trust
- Milestone Environmental Services
- Redbrick LMD, LLC
- Verdi Commerce, LLC
Applications were reviewed and scored by an independent panel of judges who are leaders in ESG and sustainability.
“We are truly impressed by the caliber of applications that we received for the 2023 Gamechangers in ESG Awards program,” said David Kessler, CohnReznick CEO. “As our firm continues to prioritize sustainable business practices both internally and through client service offerings, it is inspiring to learn about the multitude of ways that companies, not-for-profits, and students are changing the game through innovation, sustainability strategies, and noteworthy corporate citizenship. By sharing their stories, we hope that others will be inspired to incorporate and advance sustainability principles in their organization as well. To this year’s winners, congratulations on behalf of CohnReznick – you are exemplars of changing the game through ESG.”
CohnReznick will once again host a virtual awards ceremony to honor the winners. The ceremony will be in collaboration with Major League Baseball® through CohnReznick’s league sponsorship. Each winner’s story will also be shared as a video case study to enable others to learn about ESG best practices, sustainability strategies, and stakeholder engagement.