Apple CEO Tim Cook to get the first Courage Against Hate award

The ADL says Apple CEO Tim Cook will be the first recipient of ADL’s Courage Against Hate award for his work as a “champion of unity, diversity, and social progress.”

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The non-governmental organization says he’s a leader “who has demonstrated that the business community has a responsibility to make the world better for all people. The award will be presented to Cook at ADL’s annual Never Is Now Summit on anti-Semitism and Hate on Dec.3 3 in New York City, where he will also deliver the keynote address.

The ADL established the Courage Against Hate award to recognize courageous and visionary leaders from the private sector who are dedicated to fighting hate for good, boldly use their personal and professional brands to that end and inspire others to actively work to make the world a better place.

Cook has shown that a company can speak out on social issues and be even more successful and profitable than in the past, says ADL CEO and National Director Jonathan Greenblatt . Through his efforts, the CEO has “significantly advanced ADL’s timeless mission to fight hate and secure justice and fair treatment to all,” he adds.