Left to right: Dr. H. Fisk Johnson, SC Johnson; Mitch Barns, Nielsen; J.P. Bilbrey, The Hershey Company, at CECP's 2016 Board of Boards
Save the Date: 12th Annual Board of Boards, Monday, February 27, 2017
CECP’s Board of Boards, a Forbes-named top three “power player” event for CEOs, is a three hour, closed-door networking discussion. A benefit of being a CECP CEO, the event provides the opportunity for peers to discuss the business case for infusing purpose into the core business strategy. Remarks from CEO Force for Good honorees inform a board meeting-style conversation. The 2016 event took place on Monday February 29.
Featured CEO Discussion Leaders:
David Abney, Chairman & CEO, UPS
Mitch Barns, CEO, Nielsen
Mark T. Bertolini, Chairman & CEO, Aetna Inc.
J.P. Bilbrey, Chairman, President & CEO, The Hershey Company
Richard Edelman, President & CEO, Edelman
Eileen Fisher, Founder and Chairwoman, EILEEN FISHER, Inc.
Lynn Forester de Rothschild, CEO, E.L. Rothschild
Dr. H. Fisk Johnson, Chairman & CEO, SC Johnson
Erika Karp, Founder & CEO, Cornerstone Capital Inc.
Joseph Keefe, President & CEO, Pax World Management LLC
Dr. Candace Kendle, Former Chairman & CEO, Kendle International Inc.
Raj Sisodia, FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business
& Co-Founder & Co-Chairman, Conscious Capitalism Inc.
Kip Tindell, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, The Container Store
Ronald A. Williams, Former Chairman & CEO, Aetna Inc.
The 11th annual Board of Boards was generously supported by Newman's Own Foundation and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. CECP also proudly partnered with the Empire State Building to light the building in CECP blue.
CEO Testimonials for CECP and the Board of Boards
“Businesses today can do well and do good. Positive economics and social good are not mutually exclusive. CECP and the Board of Boards provide an important forum to reinforce and encourage that message.” – David Abney, Chairman and CEO, UPS
“Companies need to care for the communities they rely on for their business. CECP provides a unique opportunity for companies to come together around this important shared mission of making a positive social impact.” – Mitch Barns, CEO, Nielsen
“Having a forum for earnest, creative and pragmatic discussions around the challenges of leading an enterprise through a complex and volatile world, is absolutely critical for the future of business. CEO’s, who sit at the nexus of capitalism and society, need to find sources of inspiration and innovation. They can do this at CECP.” – Erika Karp, Founder & CEO, Cornerstone Capital Group
"It is great to see CEOs come together to focus on their role in creating more opportunity in society. It is often said that employees are a business’s most valuable resource. That is true not only for businesses but for countries. As CEOs we can play a critical role in seeing that the human potential of our people is fully developed for the benefit of society and our businesses." – Ron Williams, Former Chairman and CEO, Aetna
View our social media storyboard below for highlights from the day's events.