Business at its Best CECP offers leading research, benchmarking studies, and Executive Summaries from CEO conferences and other convenings to advance the case for corporate engagement in societal issues around the world.

Research

Tools to strengthen strategic giving.

Explore CECP's research to discover key trends affecting business in the future, insights from CEO members, practical guides to help address pressing challenges, and trend analyses drawn from CECP’s benchmarking initiative.

Giving in Numbers: 2014 Edition highlights the trends in corporate societal engagement. This report analyzes giving trends from 2013 data provided by an unprecedented 261 corporations, including 62 of the largest 100 companies in the Fortune 500. Giving in Numbers provides benchmarking tables and breakdowns of giving types and program areas by industry for companies to use to compare and inform their philanthropic strategies.

Giving Around the Globe: 2014 Edition complements the Giving in Numbers report with a deeper dive into international corporate societal engagement trends. 

CECP's Resource Guide, www.cecpresources.org, is an online platform that provides a searchable and updatable compendium of influential cross-sector organizations involved in corporate societal engagement.  From ADMICAL to Yale School of Management Program on Social Enterprise, the Resource Guide outlines the mission, leadership, audience, services and contact information of the foremost organizations that play diverse reporting or advisory roles in corporate giving programs around the globe.   

CECP's June 2011 research report with Accenture, "Business at its Best: Driving Sustainable Value Creation," provides five implementation imperatives for planning, managing and scaling a strategy for Sustainable Value Creation. Sustainable Value Creation is a new mode of business that addresses fundamental societal issues by identifying new, scalable sources of competitive advantage that generate measurable profit and community benefit.



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