CSR Awards: CSR Professional of the Year

Co-Winner: Amy Hargroves -Director of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability - Sprint

Amy Hargroves
Amy Hargroves

Amy Hargroves leads Sprint’s corporate responsibility and sustainability efforts, a role she’s held for more than six years. Though Sprint has long been considered a nationwide leader in CSR, under Hargroves’ leadership, the CSR team has grown in size and breadth of expertise, and it now measures results in a more thorough, integrated manner.

Besides Sprint’s award-winning, industry-leading sustainability initiatives, Hargroves has more recently helped expand Sprint’s definition of CSR to include social impact, distracted driving, accessibility solutions for the disabled and low income, customer management, employee engagement, and consumer privacy.

Projects and successes she’s spearheaded over the last year include lobbying Congress for an extension of the Production Tax Credit for wind, creating a handbook to help suppliers learn about and improve their own sustainability practices, and implementing an automated “Retail Energy Management” system at 1,000 Sprint stores—which is expected to save $15 million in energy costs during the next 10 years. Under Hargroves’ leadership, Sprint has been named sector leader for mobile telecommunications in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America, included in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index with the second highest score, and named the third greenest company in the United States in Newsweek’s annual Green Rankings.

Co-Winner: Paul Massey - Executive Vice President - Weber Shandwick

Paul Massey
Paul Massey

Paul Massey founded and leads Weber Shandwick’s award-winning Social Impact team. This talented, fast-growing practice, conceptualized by Paul and built with colleagues from across the globe, creates insight-driven communications programs for corporations, nonprofits and foundations, driving engagement and telling powerful stories around corporate social responsibility and urgent social issues spanning global development, education, sustainability and more.

A talented writer, strategist and creative thinker, Paul navigates the corporate and nonprofit worlds to design CSR programs and engagement strategies that serve as business drivers and deliver impact. His work is helping to shift corporate mindsets to focus on CSR as a competitive advantage for attracting talented employees and customers, and improving the bottom line. As a result, his clients are focused on staying ahead of the CSR curve, positioning themselves as innovators and thought leaders.

Paul, for example, leads Weber Shandwick’s work with Nike, Inc. and their Access To Sport initiative. He provided strategic direction and public relations support for the launch “Designed To Move,” which centers on the growing epidemic of physical inactivity. Under Paul’s direction, Weber Shandwick created content, including infographics, and organized high-profile panels at the Clinton Global Initiative and Mashable Social Good Summit. Paul and his team continue to provide strategic counsel for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let's Move! Active Schools initiative, which encourages schools across the country to provide opportunities for children to be physically active before, during, and after school.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Linda Arnold – Customer Advocacy Lead - Monsanto
  • Jim Murren – Chairman & CEO - MGM Resorts International
  • Dennis Pittman – Director of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs - Smithfield
  • Dato’ Rohana Rozhan – CEO - Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad