The 2017 Responsible 100 Honorees
City & State is pleased to announce the 2017 Responsible 100 Honorees, an annual recognition list honoring 100 of New York’s most outstanding corporate citizens. The honorees will be featured in a special print publication that will outline their achievements and outstanding contributions to New York. The honorary luncheon will be held at New York University on December 14.
City & State’s Responsible 100 award is a highly sought-after honor rewarding truly responsible businesses and individuals. “City & State is pleased that we can play a role in acknowledging the accomplishments and contributions of New York’s most responsible leaders,” said City & State President & CEO Tom Allon. “We are thrilled to shine a spotlight on these 100 winners who all set a clear example for their peers by promoting corporate social responsibility and authenticity in every area of their enterprises.”
This event is a unique opportunity to meet, mingle with and honor this elite group of powerful executives, thought leaders, visionaries and influencers, who are setting new standards of excellence, dedication and leadership in improving their communities and making transformative change in New York.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 RESPONSIBLE 100 HONOREES:
Special Recognition Awards:
Broker, Nest Seekers International
CIVIC LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD
First Lady Chirlane McCray
Chair, Board of Directors for the Mayor’s Fund for the City of New York
Dr. Hazel Dukes
President, NAACP New York State Conference
COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD
President, New York City Market, TD Bank N.A.
Hear more from our honorees:
“I am honored to be a recipient of 2017 The Responsible 100 Awards and proud to accept the award on behalf of all my colleagues at TD Bank who strive everyday to make our communities stronger and a better place to live and work!”
Peter Meyer, President, New York City Market, TD Bank N.A.
“Developing a cultural focus on corporate social responsibility begins with an organization’s leadership. At SL Green, CSR has top-down support and is prioritized company-wide. I’m proud to work at an organization that shares my values of environmental and social responsibility.”
Elizabeth Majkowski, SVP, Operations and Director of Sustainability, SL Green Realty Corp.
“We are delighted to be included in this year’s Responsible 100. RBC Capital Markets is dedicated to supporting the communities in which we live and work to engender lasting and profound change. We are grateful to City & State for recognizing our role and for drawing attention more broadly to the responsibility that lies with corporations to effect transformative change in their communities.”
Sandye Taylor, Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion, RBC Capital Markets
“When your name’s on the door, there is a special responsibility to do business in the most ethical and socially responsible manner possible. That’s what we’ve done at YNY for 24 years and why it’s such an honor to be recognized in the Responsible 100.”
Joni A Yoswein, President & Founder, Yoswein New York, Inc.
“Through Sprint’s 1Million Project we’re able to help connect underserved kids with the technology and internet service they need in order to get their homework done. And, it’s because education has the power to open doors to new opportunities and technology has the power to transform learning, that Sprint is excited to help unlock the potential of millions of high school students across the country, including tens of thousands right here in New York City.”
Karen Paletta, President, New York/New Jersey Region, Sprint
“I’m honored to be named by City & State NY to the Responsible 100 for DSM’s commitment to embed sustainability and inclusion every single business we operate in North America and across the globe.”
Hugh Welsh, President, DSM North America
“I feel grateful to be in a position to help the City I love through my passion for soccer and work for New York City Football Club who is deeply committed to its community and service to others. Everything is possible in this City and there’s nothing more rewarding than helping kids recognize their potential.”
Paul Jeffries, Director, Community Development, New York City Football Club
“Supporting children of all backgrounds in their paths to literacy is a humbling mission at Scholastic. It is an honor to be recognized for this important work and to be among so many like-minded leaders in the Responsible 100.”
Greg Worrell, President, Scholastic Education
“I am honored to be included in the ‘City and State Responsible 100 Awards’ and proud to be part of this distinguished list. From working with special education students in the Bronx to mentoring athletes in Westchester, I think it’s so important to spotlight the many New Yorkers who work day and night to help people and, in the process, end up improving lives.”
Francesco D. Notaristefano, Soccer Coach and Trainer
“I want to thank City & State for this honor,” said Fatima Shama, Executive Director of The Fresh Air Fund. “Each summer we serve thousands of NYC children from low-income communities with our free programs in a commitment to helping them grow and thrive socially, emotionally, and academically during the summer, and subsequently throughout the school year. We are honored to be among an incredible audience of thought leaders.”
Fatima Shama, Executive Director, The Fresh Air Fund
“Giving back helps ensure we will have a strong community to support our business going forward. Philanthropy is the best example I can set for our team.”
Sarah Berman, President, The Berman Group
“I’m honored to be acknowledged among such a distinguished group for the work I’ve achieved in the communities with the support of senior leadership, my CSR team and our colleagues at Marsh & McLennan Companies.”
Christine Salerno, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Marsh & McLennan Companies
“Making New York City a better place to live, work and play is not only core to Zipcar’s mission, but it is important to me personally as a proud native New Yorker. Since 2002, Zipcar has helped eliminate the need for thousands of personally-owned vehicles on New York’s streets, making it a cleaner, greener city. The Responsible 100 Award reaffirms that we’re staying true to our mission and continue to have a positive impact on this great city.”
Anthony Fatone, Regional President, Zipcar
“Investing in clean transportation partnerships is key to building a sustainable future for our communities. At CALSTART, we are connecting business, technology, and public policy with smarter solutions that are better for the environment. Thank you City & State New York for this wonderful recognition, I am truly honored to be a recipient of The Responsible 100 Award.”
Alycia Gilde Egan, Northeast Regional Director, CALSTART
“Our work is not glamorous, or the kind that typically gains attention of magazines, but has reduced 6.9M lbs of greenhouse gasses, 4,260,000 kwh from permanent consumption off the grid annually, making our clients and NYC more resilient to bounce back in event of natural disasters.
Thank you City and State for amplifying the tangible deliverables of the 2017 Responsible 100. We are humbled and honored. THIS is how NY City and State Powers Intelligently together.”
K.A. Stacie Alexiou, CEO, Managing Director, WATT + FLUX An LED Inspire Company
"I am grateful for this recognition of Legal Aid's longstanding tradition of partnering with exceptional legal, corporate and social justice organizations to improve the lives of our neighbors from marginalized communities throughout New York City."
Louis Sartori, Director of the Pro Bono Practice, The Legal Aid Society
"Darkness and injustice are all around us, so it's critical for us to create light. We each have a role. We each have a light inside of us."
Jayne Fleming, Human Rights Lawyer, Reed Smith
“I’m grateful and humbled to be recognized alongside such a distinguished group. Grant Associates is passionate about the work we do to improve the lives of all New Yorkers, and we look forward to strengthening and expanding our collaborative efforts.”
Doug Cotter, President, Grant Associates
“Everyone who eats has the opportunity to build a strong, resilient, and regenerative regional farm and food economy. By supporting our region’s farmers and producers we encourage a triple bottom line economy with a positive impact for all New Yorkers.”
Mary R. Cleaver, Founder, The Cleaver Company, The Green Table, and Green Table Farms
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