CECP’s DEI Journey: Leading with Humility

As we commemorate the anniversary of the murder of George Floyd which occurred on May 25, 2020, we have seen this killing spark a national reckoning, a burning in our hearts as we call for action, and a beacon of light in the movement for racial justice. CECP reflects on our journey made both inside...

CEOs Have an Opportunity to do More than “Speak Out”

“As CECP and the world strives to do more to listen and act in service of a more equitable society, we will continue to share thought leadership in this area. This blog from CECP’s David Yee captures examples from CEOs, shares insights from CECP’s recent work, and serves as an insp...

Stand Together Against Racism

In light of recent racist acts in Minneapolis, New York City, Louisville, and Brunswick, GA, building on a long history of discrimination touching almost every segment of society, Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) reiterates its founding belief that the world’s leading companies can an...

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...

Advancing Equity through Culture and Strategy

CECP, over the past few years, has been advancing practices related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) both inside companies and with our companies’ external partnerships and community programs. In 2018, CECP released a research paper supported by the Walmart Foundation, , and a group of co...

Forget Seats at the Table – We Need a NEW Table

Photo credit: The Atlantic’s Inclusion in the Workplace event, underwritten by Lenovo; photo by Elena Olivio   In corporate America, one in five C-suite executives is a woman. One in twenty-five is a woman of color. Approximately one in ten people living with disability, and one in s...

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