It’s Clear, Social Investment Drives Business Value

The blog post was co-authored by André Solórzano, Manager, Data Insights CECP and Daniel Vitaletti, Data Insights Intern, CECP What Companies Need to Know: The Latest from CECP’s ESG Corporate Scorecard. A myth has long lingered in the private sector- the bottom line can only be driven by com...

Favorite Giving in Numbers Findings

October 13, 2016–Giving in Numbers: 2016 Edition is my sixth Giving in Numbers report release since joining the CECP team. Completing the full report is always a labor of love for CECP, and its completion is a major milestone that we celebrate. The process begins in March when companies take t...

Introducing The Global Exchange

Several years ago, CECP committed itself to not only being the CEO Force for Good, but the global CEO Force for Good. To share and achieve our mission around the world, CECP led the creation of the Global Exchange, a coalition of like-minded organizations connecting in a formal setting to advance th...

Reflections on being a “Charlie Award” Winner

Being presented with the Charles H. Moore Award for Leadership in Corporate Community Engagement will stand out as one of the highlights of my career and I couldn’t be more honored by the distinction. As a young professional growing in the philanthropy field, I can recall the first time I met Char...

A Special 15th Year Tribute and Thank You: The 272 Participants in the 2016 Giving In Numbers Survey

May 2, 2016–This year, CECP celebrates the completion of the 15th year of this annual data collection process. CECP pioneered in 2001 a survey to track corporate societal engagement with a small group of committed and leading multi-national companies. This annual collection, known as the Givin...

The “I” Word

January 28, 2016–When CECP staff presents on trends drawn from Giving in Numbers and our hundreds of company conversations, we find many in the audience don’t feel confident in their understanding of impact’s true definition (exhibited by lots of note taking). CECP is raising some question...

Companies In The North Star State, Minnesota, Guiding The Voyage To Societal Investment In The Midwest

December 2, 2015–Minnesota is home to dynamic industries and many of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500 such as UnitedHealth Group, Target, Best Buy, and 3M, making it a model for economic development. Public and private-sector initiatives like Grow Minnesota!, Best in Business Awards, D...

Sustainable Development Goals: You’re Already More Aligned than You May Think

November 30, 2015–Earlier this year the UN launched 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which define global priorities and seek to mobilize global efforts around a common set of goals and targets to address shared societal challenges by 2030 in the areas of environmental, social, and gover...

Starting Strong in Corporate Societal Engagement Leadership: Your First 90 Days

November 4, 2015–Congratulations! You’ve earned a senior role in your company’s societal engagement function. You’ve been tapped for your leadership and your ability to collaborate, influence, inspire, and creatively and resiliently navigate the unique complexities of your organization t...

5 Things You Should Know About the 2015 Changes in the Value of Pro Bono

October 30, 2015–This week marks 2015 Pro Bono Week (#PWB15), a global campaign to celebrate Pro Bono Services and programs. As business professionals and corporations around the globe draw in the inspiration to strengthen their pro bono programs, earlier this week, CECP released our newly upd...

Growth in Pro Bono Services: Deeper Investments into the Nonprofit Sector

October 26, 2015–It’s Pro bono week!  A growing way companies go deeper in what they deliver through employee engagement programs is Pro Bono Service, which CECP has been tracking since 2008. More companies across different industries are recognizing the value of Pro Bono Services provided ...

Ten Years After Katrina: The Evolution of Corporate Response to Disasters

André Solórzano Manager, Data Insights, CECP August 21, 2015–At the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, CECP looks back at how disaster relief response has changed among companies. We found that overall, the data show that aggregate giving from corporations for disaster relief has decline...

CECP’s Predictions for 2014

December 23, 2013–As we look towards 2014, CECP predicts what the New Year will bring, based on insights from our conversations in 2013 with more than 200 decision-makers in corporate citizenship and philanthropy from CECP’s community of leading companies. Here are five of our predictions: 1...

Fast Tracking Global Giving through Regulation

December 10, 2013–Imagine if your company had to double its giving. By next year. Considering median total corporate giving in 2012 was one percent of pre-tax profit, the majority of companies are not so far from feeling this pressure if their governments enacted a law along these lines. While...

Companies Lean on Professional Staff to Support Communities Worldwide

October 21, 2013–Why pro bono? Nonprofit organizations all over the world receive free access to professional services that typically cost thousands of dollars. Corporate employees use their skills to help causes they care about. Businesses create volunteer experiences that can influence the r...

Behind the Numbers: What do Trends in Corporate Giving Mean for You?

October 1, 2013–CECP, where Fortune 500 companies turn to achieve societal progress and sustainable business performance, recently released its annual Giving in Numbers – 2013 Edition. We analyze in that report how corporate giving evolved during the global recession of 2008 and 2009; despit...

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