Major Employers Institute COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

According to an Axios/Ipsos survey released last week, public concern with the COVID-19 pandemic has resurged with the rapid spread of the Delta variant. Among the unvaccinated, approximately half now express an openness to the vaccine. Among this group, half say an employer requirement or...

Balancing the short- and long-term, simultaneously

The success of a business is measured in myriad ways, sometimes changing hourly, weekly, or annually. In the short- and long-term, a company will find itself facing any number of challenges and it must be prepared to respond or have the foresight to be proactive. Critical to realizing long-term busi...

India on life support: How can you help?

India accounts for nearly half of the Covid-19 cases across the globe and one in four deaths, according to the WHO. Experts say that the actual number of cases and deaths due to the second wave of Covid-19 could be up to five times higher than what official data shows.  Hotspot locations r...

Top 10 CSR trends in China (2021)

Every year since 2013, SynTao, CECP’s Global Exchange Mainland China and Hong Kong country partner has forecast the top 10 corporate social responsibility (CSR) trends in the country, providing a professional guideline for companies to undertake social responsibility and helping companies shape an...

Global Corporate Covid-19 Response

The major challenge faced in the vast majority of countries around the world continues to be responding to the pandemic. March 2021 meeting of the Global Exchange network provided an individualized perspective on this reporting while also showing what’s changing in corporate sector response to the...

Brazil in the Pandemic: Learning from Corporate Social Investment and Shared Governance

Brazil and the world were deeply challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, Brazil had faced an unprecedented sanitary global crisis that widened the social and economic gap, which presented unique opportunities for innovation.   The urgency and gravity of the situation motivated all secto...

Reflections from Conversations with CEOs – Part 2

Throughout these turbulent few months, business leaders, and more specifically CEOs, have been looked to by their stakeholders to communicate, support, and strategize in real-time throughout this dynamic corporate ecosystem. Over the past few months as companies and events have moved to online platf...

Marketing in a #StopHateforProfit era

In the last few weeks, major nonprofits, brands, and agencies have decided to boycott Facebook advertising in protest of the company’s policies. The underlying concerns are even broader than the hashtag indicates: not just hate speech, but also issues ranging from algorithmic racism to voter suppr...

Moving Forward and Planning for a Post-Covid World Through Data

As companies face the wider economic impacts of Covid-19, CECP is tracking the ongoing decision making and planning of leaders during this monumental year that still has an uncertain future. As we move through this pandemic and gradual economic improvement, CECP is also collecting real-time data fro...

Mark, Set, Go! The Race Toward Resilience Is On

Doing business in the Covid-19 pandemic, and positioning for the rebound, has caused investors and chief executives alike to race toward resilience. In ordinary times, resilience is nice to have. In a crisis like a pandemic, resilience is the gold vein everyone is searching for in an underground min...

Applying a DEI Lens in Covid-19 Response

The Covid-19 crisis has dealt a blow to businesses and communities from a health and economic standpoint. While it’s true that the virus may not discriminate based on race, communities of color in particular have been affected disproportionately because of ingrained socio-economic inequities in he...

Reflections from Conversations with CEOs

As we all struggle through these unprecedented times, the need for strong purpose-focused leadership, and the world’s leading businesses’ critical role, has become increasingly clear. According to the 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer, “78% of respondents expect business to act to protect employees...

Why a Company’s Health and Wellbeing Program is an Essential Part of Its Long-Term Success

Title:  Why a Company’s Health and Wellbeing Program is an Essential Part of Its Long-Term Success May marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Month and as we reflect on the crisis impacting our communities and our economy, we’re faced with the prospect that the isolation, fear, and ...

Pivoting with Moral Leadership

During a recent CECP CEO Roundtable, current and former CEOs gathered virtually and shared insights from their perspectives on the business landscape. In these informative discussions, one executive noted that leadership, more so than having the right systems in place, is and will be integral as we ...

The Role of Companies Today and Every Day

During times like these, when we question everything, we can look at the role of companies through a lens of a larger aperture. Newman’s Own gives all their profits to charity. It’s how Paul Newman founded the company and what drives its mission today. “Let’s give it all away” was the clar...

Earth Day: We Didn’t Come This Far to Only Come This Far

On April 22, 1970, the inaugural Earth Day started an annual trend of marches, rallies, and various acts of environmental solidarity. From a truly grassroots movement, this day has continued to be a reminder to take care of the land that provides for us, for a better world that everyone can contribu...

Notable, Quotable Chief Executives Put the Pandemic into Words

Take a break from your day to scan how chief executives of the world’s largest companies are experiencing the pandemic. The wordsmiths below made us at times laugh, dread, empathize, cry, respect, applaud, and hope. Liverpool Football Club Manager Jürgen Klopp: “It’s not important what famous...

Telecommunications Providers: Take a Bow. Everyone Else: Take Notes.

Many of the timeless tropes of Passover and Easter that millions of people celebrated last week parallel those of Coronavirus today. The ritualistic washing – in Easter, the feet; in Coronavirus, the hands. The sickness – in Passover, the plague; in Coronavirus, Covid-19. The redemption – in E...

When Immediate Financial Goals Clash with Long-Term Purpose, What Gives?

When the going is relatively smooth, examples abound of noble causes, good behavior, higher purpose, and laudable values. Such was the case of the last 10 years of relative health, prosperity, and growth in the global economy. In business, purpose beyond profit became chic and most of the chief exec...

Navigating Covid-19 in the Short-Term, Driving Value for the Long-Term

Until late last year, I had enjoyed a 15-year career on both the buy side and sell side of Wall Street. Today I work with an organization whose mission is to prepare corporate leaders for the future new normal. Prior to joining CECP’s CEO Investor Forum, I worked at UBS advising Investor Relations...

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