Judges announced for CohnReznick’s Gamechangers in ESG Awards Program

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    New York, NY – May 9, 2023 – CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading advisory, assurance, and tax firms in the United States and a leader in industries driving ESG and sustainability for decades, is announcing the opening of its second annual Gamechangers in ESG Awards program. The program recognizes companies that are advancing business sustainability by driving value and minimizing risk for their stakeholders through environmental, social, and governance principles.

    Any U.S.- based company is eligible to apply for the award, whether it is in an earlier stage of its ESG implementation or has well-established initiatives already in place. Companies can complete the awards application online by visiting the Gamechangers in ESG Awards section of the CohnReznick website. Applications are due by June 30, 2023.

    The prestigious panel of independent judges includes:

    Omar Blayton
    CFO, Sunwealth (2022 Award Winner)

    Daniel Byrd, JD
    ESG Industry Product Lead, Americas, Moody's Analytics

    Jeff Cherry
    Founder and Executive Director, Conscious Venture Lab

    Amanda Cimaglia
    Vice President, ESG & Corporate Affairs, The AZEK Company (2022 Award Winner)

    Susan Coffey
    Chief Executive Officer – Public Accounting, AICPA & CIMA

    Kim Frankovich, JD
    Global Vice President of Sustainability, Griffith Foods

    Hunter Lovins, JD
    President, Natural Capitalism Solutions

    Angela Paulk
    CEO, The Climate Board

    Alicia Ritcey
    Senior Vice President, ESG Advisory & Shareholder Activism, ICR

    Aniket Shah, PhD
    Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Sustainable Finance Strategy, Jefferies Group LLC

    Rebecca Timms
    Director of ESG, Sustainability and Social Responsibility, Jamestown

    Melissa Weidner
    ESG Analyst, Alight Solutions (2022 NextGen Award Winner)

    Lei Zhou, PhD
    Research Scholar, University of Maryland

    John Alfonso
    2021 Board Chair, American Cancer Society; Partner - Not-for-Profit & Education Industry Leader, CohnReznick

    Jenny Brusgul
    ESG Advisory Practice Leader, CohnReznick

    Lee Peterson, JD
    Senior Manager & Infrastructure Advisory and Renewable Energy Leadership Team Member, CohnReznick

    The awards will be presented this fall at a special ceremony hosted with MLB Network. In addition to the company awards, there is a NextGen Award program open to students who demonstrate leadership in ESG by providing creative solutions that address challenges in their schools or communities.

    Award winners receive:

    • A professionally developed video or written case study showcasing their ESG story
    • National recognition and promotion via the CohnReznick website, social media, nationwide press outreach, and marketing programs
    • Rights to use the ESG Gamechangers award logo
    • Recognition at the awards ceremony

    “In order to remain competitive in the marketplace, companies of all sizes and across all industries are increasingly incorporating sustainable business practices and ESG principles into their operational strategies,” said David Kessler, CohnReznick CEO. “At CohnReznick, we are focused on advising organizations on maximizing value and minimizing risk with sustainability strategies that support organizational resilience and strength in dynamic market conditions.”

    Questions about the Gamechangers in ESG Awards program may be directed to [email protected].

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    Gamechangers in ESG Awards 2023

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