Who can become the CSR Professional of the Year?

The CSR professional plays an important role within his company as someone who motivates, inspires or implements. This person's job title can range from CSR manager, CEO, HR Manager, marketeer, project leader to event manager.

In this third edition, two professionals will be awarded: the CSR Professional of a large enterprise and the CSR Professional of an SME.

Important dates to keep in mind

  • Start of nominations 16 October
  • Final day of admission 15 December
    The round of nominations closes.
  • Submit dossier 23 December - 5 January
    All nominees are asked to submit a dossier.
  • Top 10 11 January
    If necessary the core committee jury decides on a top 10 for each category.
  • First voting round 12 - 19 January
    On the basis of their dossiers, the jury narrows it down to two top 5's.
  • Presentation in front of the jury 23 January
    The top 5 of each category presents its dossier in front of the jury. The jury reduces the top 5 to a top 3. The jury's vote counts for 60% of the total points.
  • Second voting round 24 January - 21 February
    This voting round runs through Trends magazine. Votes are good for 20% of total votes.
  • CSR Professional event night 22 February
    All attendees will vote (20% of total votes). The winners will be announced at the CSR Professional of the Year event.
  • Announcement of the

Provisional jury members

Fons Leroy

Chairman of the jury:
Fons Leroy, CEO VDAB

Bart Buysse

Bart Buysse, General Director at Federation of Enterprises in Belgium and director Time4Society

Nathalie Bekx

Nathalie Bekx, CEO Time4Society

Tim Baart

Tim Baart, partner, lawyer and partner at Laga and director Time4Society

Joost Callens

Joost Callens, CEO Durabrik

Marc De Kegel

Marc De Kegel, chairman netwerk Society of Time

Benny Debruyne

Benny Debruyne, editor at Trends/Tendances

Marleen Limbourg

Marleen Limbourg, adviser MLAdvisie

David Leyssens

David Leyssens, director The Shift

Ann Vandenhende

Ann Vandenhende, CSR Manager Spadel

Jury criteria

When judging the dossiers, the jury will base itself on:
- The SDG's + ISO 26000 guideline: international CSR-guideline applicable for all organisations: big, small, public or private.
- Out of the 3 P's (People, Planet and Profit), the P of people is the main focus.
- Not only does the CSR professional has a strong dossier, he also demonstrates great motivation and persuasiveness to support his mandate as CSR Professional.

The candidates of large enterprises are asked how they integrate the following 3 elements in their company:
- Integration of CSR in business
- Stakeholder engagement
- CSR transparency

The candidates of SME’s are asked how they integrate the following 4 elements in their company:
- Social pillar
- Ecological pillar
- Economical pillar
- Collaboration with stakeholders

For the jury regulations, click here.

What is Time4Society?

Time4Society provides a link between the profit sector on the one hand and the social profit and non-profit sector on the other hand. It’s Time4Society’s mission to facilitate corporate engagement. This is realized through socially valuable projects and trainings, and by innovation and expertise in the field of CSR.