Sony Corporation of America Named Corporate Citizen of the Year

December 08, 2022

WASHINGTON – The Global Business Alliance (GBA) announced Sony Corporation of America as its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award winner last night.

“International companies not only employ nearly eight million Americans in high-quality jobs, they also heavily contribute to strengthening our local communities,” said Nancy McLernon, president and CEO of GBA. “This year, we are proud to spotlight Sony for the extraordinary commitment to advancing social justice in communities across America.”

In response to the widespread calls for social justice, Sony established a $100 million Global Social Justice Fund. Through this fund, Sony supports initiatives that promote social justice and anti-racist initiatives that foster diversity, equity and inclusion in the U.S. The Global Social Justice Fund underscores the company's ongoing commitment to respecting human rights and striving for social justice. 

“We are honored to be recognized for our work in social responsibility by the Global Business Alliance. At SCA, our efforts with the Global Social Justice Fund reflect the Sony Group’s commitment to respecting human rights and fostering diversity, equity and inclusion,” said Mark Khalil, President of Sony Corporation of America. “I am proud that as a company, Sony saw and understood the need to further these efforts by building meaningful, sustainable and impactful partnerships to help combat hate and racism, and create a more just and equal society.”

Through the Global Social Justice Fund, Sony contributed to over 400 community partnerships with nonprofit organizations such as the Asian American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (AALDEF), Asian Americans Advancing Justice, The Doe Fund, JustLeadership USA, the International African American Museum and others.

The CSR Award, presented last night at GBA’s Annual Dinner in Washington D.C., showcases the significant contributions that international companies make to local U.S. communities. Finalists for the award included the following GBA members:

GBA applauds the ongoing efforts by these and other GBA members in engaging with communities through innovative programming that meets local needs.

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