Nominees announced for Corporate Governance Awards 2021

Oct 19, 2021
Winners to be announced at special virtual event on November 11

Corporate Secretary is announcing the short-listed nominees for its 14th Corporate Governance Awards.

The winners, selected by an independent panel of judges, will be revealed at a special virtual event starting with pre-show online networking at 4.00 pm ET on Thursday, November 11. The ceremony will begin at 4.45 pm ET. Click here for more information.

Corporate Secretary’s Corporate Governance Awards celebrate outstanding achievements across the governance, risk and compliance fields. As with every year, submissions were made for a wide variety of companies and individuals for excellent work in areas such as hosting AGMs, compliance and ethics programs, ESG reporting, entity management, proxy statements, engagement and – for the first time this year – corporate transactions.

The submissions for this year’s awards highlight the lengths to which many across the profession have gone to keep the machinery of governance turning amid an ongoing health crisis, political upheaval and economic uncertainty.

This year’s nominees for the Corporate Governance Awards are:

Best AGM
Barrick Gold Corporation 
BlackRock 
Brown-Forman 
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Best compliance and ethics program (large cap)
Honeywell International
Ingersoll Rand 
Uber Technologies 

Best compliance and ethics program (small to mid-cap)
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings 
Coeur Mining  
Harsco Corporation
Robert Half International
United States Steel Corporation  

Best ESG reporting (large cap)
Freeport-McMoRan 
IBM 
PayPal 
PepsiCo 
Philip Morris International 

Best ESG reporting (small to mid-cap)
Coeur Mining 
Hannon Armstrong 
SL Green Realty Corp 

Best global entity management
Chevron Corporation
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Tronox Holdings 
Willis Towers Watson 

Best governance around a corporate transaction
First Horizon Bank
Huntington Bancshares
Willis Towers Watson

Best proxy statement (large cap)
Cognizant 
General Motors
IBM
Nasdaq
The Allstate Corporation

Best proxy statement (mid-cap)
Allegheny Technologies
Coeur Mining
Healthpeak Properties
Hewlett Packard Enterprise 
Zendesk

Best proxy statement (small cap)
Amyris
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings 
Kelly Services
Koppers 
Orion Engineered Carbons

Best shareholder engagement
Bank of America
Honeywell International
HP
IBM
PepsiCo
The Allstate Corporation
Uber Technologies

Best use of technology
Benchmark Electronics
Clearwater Paper Corporation
Univar Solutions

Governance professional of the year (large cap)
Honeywell International – Victor Miller
Marsh McLennan – Kate Brennan
Uber Technologies – Keir Gumbs*
*Left the company in July 2021

Governance professional of the year (small to mid-cap)
Hewlett Packard Enterprise – Derek Windham 
ManpowerGroup – Richard Buchband 
Robert Half International – Evelyn Crane-Oliver

Governance team of the year (large cap)
Bank of America         
General Motors           
Honeywell International         
Marsh McLennan        
PepsiCo           

Governance team of the year (small to mid-cap)
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings           
Harsco Corporation    
Hewlett Packard Enterprise    
Robert Half International        
Voya Financial

Rising star      
Amyris – Bruna Lawant 
First Northwest Bancorp – Allison Mahaney 
Nuance Communications – Justine Bensussen 

Holly Gregory of Sidley Austin will also be presented at the event with this year’s lifetime achievement award. 

 

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