The Anti-Defamation League announced on Wednesday that its first-ever “Courage Against Hate” award recipient will be Apple CEO Tim Cook. Cook will accept the award during the ADL’s “Never Is Now Summit on anti-Semitism and Hate” on December 3rd in New York City.
The award was established 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. Through his efforts, he has significantly advanced ADL’s timeless mission to fight hate and secure justice and fair treatment to all.
ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt praised Tim Cook’s continuing efforts to staunch the use of technology to spread hate:
“During a time where technology is being used to spread hate, Tim has been a trailblazer in combating it on Apple’s platforms,” said ADL CEO and National Director Jonathan Greenblatt. “He is a staunch advocate for the LGBTQ community and immigrants’ rights while denouncing racist vitriol like the events in Charlottesville and we are proud and excited to present Tim with this award.”
In addition to accepting the Courage Against Hate award, Cook will also give the keynote address at the December 3rd event.