Business with Purpose Awards
The Dean Institute at Lipscomb University began the BWP Awards as a means of identifying the best of the best leaders and Nashville companies, both for profit and nonprofit entities. The awards are based on demonstrated individual and company/organization leadership using best practices of good corporate governance and creating cultures of high integrity. The BWP Awards have also recognized individuals and organizations that have shown significant commitments to community service and to corporate social responsibility.
This year, for the first time, the BWP Awards will incorporate a new series of awards, using methods based on the foundational elements used by the Ethisphere Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies Awards, and qualitative methods reviewed by a distinguished selection committee. The WME Awards are presented annually in New York to organizations that meet a rigorous test of governance and ethical standards.
The new BWP Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards will recognize companies that have met certain portions of the WME standards with a new set of BWP Awards in addition to the BWP’s Awards recognizing outstanding individuals for leadership in the fields of corporate governance, ethics and community service.
The BWP Award’s primary objective is to highlight and acknowledge individuals and companies for their outstanding work and ethical leadership in their industries and our community. Another goal is to encourage winning companies and organizations to apply for the WME awards. BWP Gold Award winners will be prepared to compete for WME. However, meeting BWP requirements does not automatically guarantee compliance qualifying for a WME award.