The Diligent Modern Governance 100, an awards programme designed to recognise best practice in governance and compliance, has been launched for its third year.
The awards will this year see the introduction of six new categories aimed at finding individuals who have excelled, including accolades for ESG & Diversity Trailblazer and Outstanding Community Ally.
The awards come at a time when the pandemic has thrown a spotlight on companies as they grapple with the fallout from Covid-19 and come to terms with growing expectations about their role in society.
The categories also reflect the way business models have had to change with an award for Digital Transformation Innovator, while growing concerns about IT security are reflected in the Cyber Risk Leader category.
All areas of business
Fast-moving developments across all areas of business—from tech evolution to geopolitical and climate changes—are reflected in the Risk & Compliance Visionary award while the intense focus applied to audit in recent years is reflected in the Driver of Audit Excellence medal.
“Honouring the leaders that demonstrate good governance and all of the hard work that goes into pushing their organisations forward is one of my greatest privileges,” says Brian Stafford, CEO of Diligent.
Nominations for the awards can be made by board members, elected officials and executives in any industry until 13 August. Entries will be considered by a panel of experts and winners will be announced at the Diligent Modern Governance Summit on 14 September.
Find out how to nominate someone for the Diligent Modern Governance 100 or read more about the Diligent Modern Governance Summit.