The Halo Awards are North America’s highest honor for corporate social initiatives and cause marketing and showcase successful consumer engagement and employee engagement efforts. The Halo Awards will be awarded at the Engage for Good Conference in Austin on May 28, 2020. This prestigious CSR, cause marketing and corporate social impact award focuses on initiatives where brand purpose and social impact intersect to help build a better world and the bottom line.
The submission period is NOW OPEN
Regular Deadline: January 17, 2020
Late Deadline (additional fee): January 22, 2020
Halo Finalists Announced: February 14, 2020
Gold and Silver Winners Revealed: May 28, 2020 at the 2020 Engage for Good Conference
Each entry consists of a completed Submission Background form, a Submission Detail section no more than four pages long, up to six pages of Supporting Materials and payment of the entry fee.
Outstanding companies and causes compete in the following categories:
- Best Activism/Advocacy Initiative (new!)
- Best Consumer-Activated Corporate Donation Initiative
- Best Consumer Donation Initiative
- Best Disaster Prevention or Relief Initiative (new!)
- Best Education Initiative
- Best Employee Engagement Initiative (new!)
- Best Experiential/Event Initiative
- Best Health Initiative
- Best Inclusion Initiative
- Best Social Service Initiative
- Best Social Impact Video
- Best Sustainability Initiative (new!)
- Best Group Volunteerism Initiative
- Best Skilled Volunteerism Initiative
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Meals With Meaning – HelloFresh & Partners Food insecurity is a serious problem in the United States, which was amplified by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the wake of the pandemic, HelloFresh and partners created Meals with Meaning with a laser-focused goal to provide healthy, nutritious meals to people in need…
Subaru Loves Learning – Subaru Of America, Inc. & AdoptAClassroom.org In keeping with its Subaru Love Promise Campaign, which commits to making an impact in the communities where employees live and work, Subaru of America (SOA) partnered with AdoptAClassroom.org (AAC) to address the inequity that exists in classrooms when students…
JOANN and Susan G. Komen Integrated Partnership To Drive Point-Of-Sale Donations – JOANN & Susan G. Komen JOANN stores inspire creativity in the hearts, hands and minds of its customers who love sewing and fabrics. With 840 stores in 49 states, JOANN is well poised to connect with women 18-…
Bringing Communities Together In Nature – Sun Outdoors & National Park Foundation Sun Outdoors and the National Parks Foundation joined forces in 2022 to bring awareness and funds to America’s National Parks by capitalizing on Sun Outdoors’ customers’ interest in camping, RV experiences, and cabin camping. OBJECTIVE Sun Outdoors offers…
MLK Scholars Program – John Hancock John Hancock’s mission of driving inclusive economic opportunity and accelerating the upward mobility of underrepresented groups was behind the creation of a series of targeted internship programs called the John Hancock MLK Scholars youth employment program. OBJECTIVE The program aims to level the playing…
Employee Empowerment Thru Volunteering – FedEx & Operation Warm To deliver warm coats and shoes to children in need around the U.S. and Canada, Operation Warm and FedEx partnered to provide an impactful volunteer experience for FedEx employees while leveraging shipping and logistics support from FedEx. OBJECTIVE FedEx sought to…
Stand With Ukraine All-for-Charity Initiative – Humble Bundle, Razom For Ukraine, International Rescue Committee, International Medical Corps & Direct Relief By combining the sale of games, software, e-books and other digital content with social good, Humble used its platform to highlight Ukrainian citizens’ need for help. It partnered with several…
2022 Iced Coffee Day – Dunkin’ & Dunkin’ Joy In Childhood Foundation Dunkin’ and its Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation collaborated on the first-ever Dunkin’ Ice Coffee Day on May 25, 2022, when $1 from every iced coffee sold at participating Dunkin’ locations nationwide was donated to the foundation. One…
Lowe’s Hometowns – Lowe’s & Points of Light Lowe’s teamed with the Points of Light Foundation to create Lowe’s Hometowns, a five-year, $100 million investment in the communities Lowe’s serves, and represents Lowe’s largest-ever commitment of its kind. OBJECTIVE The primary goal of the program was to identify and fund…
Coast 2 Coast 4 Cancer – Bristol Myers Squibb & the V Foundation for Cancer Research One hundred twenty-six Bristol-Myers Squibb employees participated in the 2022 Coast 2 Coast 4 Cancer ride, a nearly 3,000-mile course from Cannon Beach, Oregon to Long Branch, New Jersey. The epic cycling event is…