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...

The Science Behind the Art of Grant Making

May 19, 2016–When it comes to social responsibility at Anthem, Inc., we operate on the belief that it’s everyone’s responsibility. As a health benefits company, it’s core to our mission, but what’s more – as a company of associates who genuinely care about their communities, it’s a...

Four Steps to Generate Competitive and Financial Value from Corporate Responsibility

April 29, 2016–Project ROI: Defining the Competitive and Financial Advantages from Corporate Responsibility (CR) and Sustainability (download at projectroi.com) is helping reshape the way companies design their CR approach. We’re hearing that the report, which Forbes has described as a “go...

10 Years of Providing Annual In-Depth Analysis of Corporate Societal Engagement

January 28, 2016–2015 marked the 10th anniversary of Giving in Numbers, the leading corporate societal engagement report that CECP releases in association with The Conference Board. CECP is proud to say that 63 companies (half of them are in the top 100 of the Fortune 500), with approximately ...

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