Appeal of the price of conscience:
The Appeal of Conscience Award recognizes visionary business leaders with a sense of social responsibility who leverage their resources and wide reach across borders to better serve the global community.
According to Rabbi Arthur Schneider“Robert Kraft is named as an education leader who is at the forefront of social justice in the fight against anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred. Jean-Paul Agon is recognized for his visionary, innovative, global leadership committed to respecting human dignity, diversity and inclusivity.”
“I am honored to receive this honor and to join such a distinguished list of past recipients,” he said Robert Kraft. “What Rabbi Schneier has created with this foundation and the positive impact it has had over the past half century is truly remarkable. His interfaith education has made the world a better, more peaceful place. I have great respect for his tireless pursuit of fighting hate and his mission to help all of humanity.”
“It is a great honor for me – and for the entire L’Oréal community – to receive the Appeal of Conscience Award from an organization that has promoted an inspiring vision of human peace for more than 50 years,” he said Jean Paul Agon, CEO of the L’Oréal Group. “At L’Oréal, we strive to always conduct our business with a deep conscience, commitment and responsibility to our world. Recognizing our collective contributions fills us all with great pride.”
Robert Kraft, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Kraft Group, is an American entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist whose portfolio of companies and brands spans many industries including paper and packaging, sports and entertainment, real estate and venture investing. The portfolio consists of over 100 venture and private equity direct investments, including the New England Patriots.
In 2019, Kraft became a founding partner in the creation of the REFORM Alliance, a foundation focused on reforming America’s criminal justice system by changing the law, policy, heart and mind to reduce the number of long-term incarcerations for minor parole and parole violations . Kraft was also awarded the 2019 Genesis Prize, dubbed the “Jewish Nobel Prize” by Time Magazine. As a Genesis Prize winner, Kraft a 20 million dollars Committed to establishing the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism in response to the growing rise in antisemitism in America and abroad. The foundation has created a social media initiative called tbh or Together Beat Hate, which develops awareness campaigns to motivate its audience to fight against all forms of hate.
Jean Paul Agon:
Jean-Paul Agon is CEO of the L’Oréal Group, the world’s leading beauty company. He leads the group with a double goal: to combine economic performance with exemplary environmental, social, ethical and societal values. Throughout his career, he has always fought to embrace diversity, promote equality, support diverse communities, and encourage acceptance around the world. The group has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for 12 consecutive years. L’Oréal is one of the top 100 companies in the Refinitiv Diversity & Inclusion ranking.
2021, Jean Paul Agon received the Anti-Defamation League courage against hate Forgive. He received the Ethical Resource Center Pace Leadership in Ethics Award in 2009. Jean-Paul is CEO of HEC Paris. He is a member of the European Round Table of Industrialists, Director of the French Institute for International Relations (Ifri) and Chairman of the Society of Friends of the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris. He is commander of the French Legion of Honour.
Table chairs for the 57thth Annual Awards Dinner are Brian MoynihanChairman and CEO of Bank of America, a former ACF awardee, and David Greenberg, CEO of L’Oréal USA.
“We will pay tribute at the 57th Annual Appeal of Conscience Awards Dinner Robert Kraft for his many years of work to strengthen communities and promote peaceful coexistence locally and globally,” he said Brian Moynihan, Chairman and CEO of Bank of America. “Today, those values are more important than ever, and I’m honored to join the Appeal of Conscience Foundation in recognizing this visionary leader.”
“As someone who has worked with Jean Paul Agon For decades, on behalf of the entire L’Oréal community, I have been able to say with confidence that L’Oréal is a more responsible company, more actively engaged in the world and more aware of its positive power as a global corporate citizen because of its vision and leadership,” said David Greenberg, CEO of L’Oréal USA.
previous Appeal of Conscience Award Winners:
The ACF has honored prominent business leaders with the Appeal of Conscience Award, including: Dr. Noubar Afeyan, Bernard Arnault, Maria Barra, Barbara Bush, Michael Bloomberg, Alex Gorski, Robert IgerMuhtar Kent, Coretta Scott King, Brian Moynihan, Virginia Rometty, Stephen A. Schwarzman, Masayoshi sonPaul Volcker, Timotheus Höttges, Stephen M Ross, Susan Wojcickiand dr. Albert Bourla.
About the Appeal of Conscience Foundation:
Appeal of Conscience Foundation headed by Rabbi Arthur Schneider, has been committed to religious freedom, human rights and peaceful coexistence worldwide since 1965. Upholding the principle of “live and let live” is the ongoing goal of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation. An interfaith coalition of business, religious and foreign policy leaders, this international organization promotes mutual understanding, peace and interfaith cooperation, and provides a voice of conscience to protect minorities. The Appeal of Conscience Foundation believes that freedom, democracy and human rights are fundamental values that give the nations of the world their greatest hope for peace, security and shared prosperity. www.appealofconscience.org
SOURCE The Appeal of Conscience Foundation