Justmeans Honors Winners at the 2012 Social Innovation Awards

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Justmeans Honors Winners at the 2012 Social Innovation Awards

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 12:30pm

CAMPAIGN: The 2012 Social Innovation Awards

CONTENT: Press Release

(3BL Media) Northampton, MA - April 26, 2012 - For the last 20 years, the Ceres conference has brought together hundreds of visionary business and thought leaders, policy makers, investors, and nonprofits ambassadors gather to discuss the current and state and future goals of sustainable business at the Ceres conference. This year, Justmeans was proud to promote social innovation as well through the 2012 Social Innovation Awards.

The Justmeans Social Innovation Awards exist to honor the global leaders from the business and nonprofit sectors that are tackling global issues through social innovation. Since the Social Innovation Awards launched in early 2009, they have recognized companies that have implemented groundbreaking strategies and programs that drive social and environmental responsibility and innovation. This year marked one of the most diverse years ever as applications came from over 17 countries on five continents and ranged in organizational size from the small startup nonprofit to the Fortune 100 company.

Within this competitive application pool and through a two-stage evaluation process, judges narrowed the applicants down to 29 finalists. Justmeans founder and Chair of 3BL Media Martin Smith announced the winners at the 2012 Social Innovation Awards Ceremony:


Best Social Investment Strategy

Winner: Vestergaard Frandsen


Best Employee Engagement Strategy

Winner: Santander Brasil


Best Use of New Media

Winner: Stonyfield


Best Online Report

Winner: Nestlé Waters North America


Best Integrated Report

Winner: SAP


Best Stakeholder Engagement

Winner: SAP


Best Product Design

Winner: Be Green Packaging, LLC


Best Incorporation of Ethical Sourcing/Certification

Winner: H.J. Heinz Company


Most Strategic Use of Philanthropic Funds

Winner: Hewlett-Packard


Best Sustainability Performance

Winner: Novo Nordisk


Said Smith of the Awards, “This year was absolutely one of the most exciting the Social Innovation Awards has been a part of. As social innovation continues to grow its stronghold within the business and nonprofit community, it is fascinating to watch how different organizations are embracing it within their respective strategies. I look forward to seeing what changes in next year’s competition.”

Video interviews with the winners and photos from the event will be available on Justmeans, 3BL Media, and the Social Innovation Awards website soon.

For more information on the Social Innovation Awards, please click here or visit www.socialinnovationawards.com. You can also connect with Justmeans on Facebook or Twitter



Henry Frechette

Justmeans Social Innovation Awards Coordinator


866.508.0993 x189

Keywords: Events, Media & Communications | Be Green Packaging | H.J. Heinz Company | Hewlett-Packard | Justmeans | Nestle Waters North America | Novo Nordisk | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | SAP | Santander Brasil | Social Impact & Volunteering

CAMPAIGN: The 2012 Social Innovation Awards

CONTENT: Press Release