Creating a Better World
Through Business

Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose® (CECP) is a CEO-led coalition that believes that a company’s social strategy — how it engages with key stakeholders including employees, communities, investors, and customers —determines company success.
Founded in 1999 by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman and other business leaders to create a better world through business, CECP has grown to a movement of more than 200 of the world’s largest companies that represent $6.6 trillion in revenues, $21.2 billion in social investment, 14 million employees, 23 million hours of employee engagement, and $15 trillion in assets under management. CECP helps companies transform their social strategy by providing customized connections and networking, counsel and support, benchmarking and trends, and awareness building and recognition.




Social Strategies Social Strategies
  • Employee Engagement
  • Global Giving
  • Cause Areas
  • Matching Gifts
  • Global Days of Service
  • Communicating Social Programs
Business Strategies Business Strategies
  • The Business Case for Investing In Society
  • Business Integration
  • Corporate Governance
  • External Reporting
And More And More
  • Trends
  • Purpose
  • Communicating Social Programs
  • Disaster Relief
  • Nonprofit Partnerships


CECP affiliation is by invitation only and limited to multibillion-dollar for-profit companies with a handful of smaller companies that embody the CECP mission.
If you would like to learn more about becoming a CECP-affiliated CEO or Company, read about our services here,



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