Companies have to rethink their role in society

Beyond Philanthropy’s benchmarking study on Corporate Citizenship Engagement of the DAX 30 companies shows that German corporations are actively engaged in society beyond their economic activity; nevertheless, they should do more than just reducing their negative impacts on society and environment...

How Taiwanese Companies are Responding to the Sustainable Development Goals

Climate change is a global challenge, and financial, supply chain and other related risks derived from climate change are among the top of the list of potential major impact risks. Taiwanese companies, like many global companies around the world, are beginning to realize the severity of the situatio...

Are Chinese enterprises going global responsibly?

CSR Asia, an ELEVATE company, is a mission-driven business that has evolved over time to become a leader on sustainability issues in Asia. We promote sustainability through a wide range of channels including advisory services, networks, platforms for cross-sector collaboration and by providing acces...

Helping CSR succeed in India

A leading media company is using its storytelling expertise to change sanitation and hygiene behaviours of beneficiaries in Mumbai slums; a transport finance company is training men and women to become truck drivers, providing them with livelihoods opportunities; an Indian conglomerate is implementi...

An Unprecedent Study on French People’s Opinion on Philanthropy

On October 2017, Admical, a Paris-based NGO and the French Local Authority of the Global Exchange, published a first-of-its-kind study in partnership with the institute of studies Kantar Public, which aimed to understand French people’s opinion on philanthropy.   Built on a two-phase methodol...

10 years of BISC | The importance of BISC research for the corporate social investment

In December 2017, Comunitas, a civil society organization based in São Paulo, and the Brazilian Local Authority of the Global Exchange led by CECP, published the 10th edition of The Corporate Social Investment Benchmarking (or BISC, Benchmarking do Investimento Social Corporativo in Portuguese), a ...

New Public-Private Partnership Promises Shared Value for Better Nutrition and Livelihoods in Nigeria

In Kaduna State, Nigeria, as in many parts of the developing world, post-harvest losses due to high levels of mycotoxins, such as aflatoxin, and other contaminants have plagued staple crops such as maize and soybean, making it much harder for small-holder farmers to earn a decent income. These mycot...

2017 Edition of CECP’s Giving Around the Globe: Highlights and Findings

This year marks the fifth edition of Giving Around the Globe, a leading report that explores Corporate Societal Investment (CSI) insights and cross-regional strategies among the world’s leading companies. The report is part of CECP’s continued efforts to study worldwide trends and better underst...

Pro Bono Services Continues Creating a Stronger Sense of Purpose Among Employees All Over the World

The week of October 22nd marks the celebration of Pro Bono Week! CECP wants to reiterate its support to this important employee engagement tool and celebrate its importance for society. The recently released Giving in Numbers: 2017 Edition report evidences the benefits for companies of communicating...

Companies Reaffirm Commitment to Sustainable Development Goals During UN Week

Photo: UN Global Compact/Zef Nikolla. General Assembly week at the United Nations (UN) in New York City was a busy one, thanks to CECP’s second CEO Investor Forum and dozens of other events related to sustainable development.  As expected, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were front and c...

Global Exchange Spotlight: Corporate Social Investment in Brazil

Corporate social investment in Brazil has similarities and differences with practices in the United States. Comunitas has been leading a cross-sector collaboration called Juntos to bring together corporate and public sector actors to drive important changes in major cities in Brazil. Also, for many ...

World Economic Forum 2017 Cheat Sheet

Didn’t have a chance to absorb everything at the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2017 in Davos, Switzerland? CECP has a cheat sheet for you. With a Forum theme of Responsive & Responsible Leadership, we were pleased many sessions featured CECP’s CEOs and relate to CECP’s work. If you don’t ha...

Updates from the Global Exchange

It’s hard to believe that we are already in the second month of 2017! So much has happened in the world and at CECP since the New Year, and even more since the launch of the Global Exchange back in September 2016. There is of course anticipation to see how the current political climate will &helli...

Giving Around the Globe is Out – and Meet the Global Exchange

September 22, 2016–Giving Around the Globe’s latest edition is out! As in past years, the report offers insights on a myriad of issues affecting companies and their corporate societal engagement programs around the globe, including the private sector’s involvement towards achieving the Sus...

Addressing Emerging Global Health Security Challenges

September 21, 2016–The UN General Assembly is an important moment to reflect and act upon some of the very serious health challenges we currently face, which risk undoing the excellent progress that has been made on improving health around the world. As the United Nations General Assembly tak...

We Mean Business is Helping Set New Standards on Corporate Climate Leadership

September 13, 2016– Companies are leveraging action on climate to drive growth and innovation whilst managing risk and reducing costs. The Paris Agreement is catalytic. Action on climate is accelerating as businesses set the bold targets that drive innovation, jobs and growth. The race to the ...

CECP Engage: Acting On Our Companies’ Feedback

Over the course of the past year, CECP, with guidance from Keystone Accountability, has been systematically collecting feedback from our companies to improve our work and help us measure the impact we as an organization are having on the field of corporate societal engagement. Along the way, we appl...

Doing Good is Good Business

June 13, 2016–You may remember Ogilvy’s advertising campaign for Nationwide at the Super Bowl, which focused on reducing preventable accidents at home. It was one of the most memorable commercials in recent years, and while it divided opinion, it succeeded in raising awareness for an imp...

Driven by Purpose: The Private Sector Opportunity to Do Well and Do Good

June 8, 2016–The late, great John Whitehead, who was a key leader at CECP and a good friend to the UN and the UN Foundation wrote: “I am convinced that a social conscience is sound business practice.” The United Nations Foundation could not agree more. Today the business community and the ...

Making the Business Case to Do Well by Doing Good

June 3, 2016–W. Edwards Deming was famously quoted for saying “In God we trust, everyone else bring data.” In the realm of business performance and improvement, the sentiment couldn’t be more spot on. It’s also extremely relevant as companies seek to quantify the effects of their socia...

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