2008 Corporate Philanthropy Summit
Business’s Contract with Society
The 2008 Corporate Philanthropy Summit was held June 3 and 4, 2008, in New York City. With exciting speakers such as President Clinton and a first look at the results of CECP’s 2007 benchmarking efforts, the event was a huge success.
Key themes from the 2008 Summit included:
- Companies are deepening relationships with nonprofit and governmental partners and establishing multi-year commitments that address solutions to some large-scale social needs. This often involves important developments in program scalability.
- The corporate sector, with support from CEOs and C-suite executives, is better leveraging employee engagement, such as pro bono service, to create a more sustainable means of supporting communities. This is occurring both nationally and globally.
- Using innovative models and approaching philanthropy as an integral piece of corporate social responsibility, companies are tackling important issues such as international development, education, and climate change. In doing so, the most efficient business leaders are successfully addressing social needs while strengthening their business strategy.
CECP is grateful to our venue, Time Warner, and to our Convening Sponsors for their generous support of the 2009 Corporate Philanthropy Summit and Excellence Awards Dinner: GE, Macy’s, Inc., Newman’s Own Foundation, PNC Financial Services Group, and State Farm®.