Cisco Expands Support for Veterans and Military Spouses

When Heather Dickey began unpacking from her second move to Herndon, Virginia, one thought that didn’t enter her mind was, “I need to get a job.”  That is because Heather was able to keep her job despite the move, but most military spouses are not so fortunate. Moving between duty station...

Honoring Our Veterans and Military Families Through Corporate Commitments

On Veterans Day, we honor our country’s military veterans who served to protect our freedom and rights. Many of us at CECP have family members and friends who have served or are serving in the military, and in our  special salute, we want to highlight the commitment by companies to support mi...

Pro Bono Service Remains a Key to Unlocking Corporate Purpose

Pro Bono service has been a cornerstone of corporate volunteerism for decades.  As the kids would say, it’s the “OG” of skills based volunteerism.   As companies continue to refine their corporate responsibility strategies to 1. align more closely with business goals and 2. ...

The Power of Aligning Employee Engagement with a Critical Community Need

Every day, New York Life’s field force is tasked with helping individuals and families secure their financial futures and prepare for the unexpected. We are there during some of our clients’ most painful times and we see firsthand how grief impacts families. This deep connection to people in com...

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...

Four Ways RBC Capital Markets is Engaging its Employees in its Corporate Philanthropy

At RBC Capital Markets, we’re passionate about being a values-oriented, purpose-driven and principles-led organization. We call this our “Collective Ambition” and the word collective is critical. We want our employees aligned with our purpose: to help our clients thrive and communities prosper...

Girls With Impact: Equipping 10,000 Girls as Tomorrow’s CEOs

Stanley Black and Black & Decker wanted to engage its employees while supporting diversity. Houlihan Lawrence, the brokerage firm owned by Berkshire Hathaway, wanted to demonstrate to its 1300 agents its commitment to the next generation. Eversource Energy sought purpose as it launched its inter...

Integrating Diversity and Inclusion into Corporate Social Engagement

Over the course of the past year, CECP has, with support from the Walmart Foundation, led an inquiry into the role and current practice of companies integrating Diversity and Inclusion into their Corporate Social Engagement. This effort has been propelled by a questioning of the role of companies i...

You Didn’t Learn This in Business School

Few of today’s CEOs earned their job because they were socially responsible and spoke out on hot topics. Yet key stakeholders increasingly want to know where companies and CEOs stand on critical social issues. It might be argued that speaking out is becoming a 21st-century requirement for the ...

It Starts with the Funnel: Meal Packaging and the Opportunity For Engagement

Hilton Senior Vice President, Industry Relations & Events Rob Scypinski reflects on the power of Hilton’s partnership with Rise Against Hunger. I’ve always been committed to creating experiences for our customers that carry Hilton’s commitment to hospitality to new heights, and when I came...

Pro Bono Service: Not Just for Lawyers Anymore!

October 27, 2016--Did you know, that pro bono service is the fastest growing domestic volunteer program among leading global companies in the last three years? According to CECP’s report on trends in corporate societal engagement, Giving in Numbers: 2016 Edition, the percentage of companies offeri...

The New Competitive Advantage

December 17, 2015–As 2015 comes to a close, it will be remembered for global triumphs and heartbreaking losses. The push and pull of a variety of worldwide forces presented us with simultaneous challenges and boundless opportunities. We face challenges of terrorism, racial tension, social inju...

Utilities Industry: Promoting Local Societal Investment

December 15, 2015–On November 19, 2015 CECP convened its 7th Utility Industry Roundtable in San Francisco, hosted by the PG&E Corporation. CECP presented 2014 Utilities Industry corporate giving trends, and participant companies shared corporate societal engagement practices and case studi...

The Season of Giving and Giving Back

December 14, 2015–Holidays are a time we enjoy with family and friends celebrating the traditions we hold dear. Many of us look for opportunities at home and work to give back this season. At CECP, our organization is dedicated to enabling and encouraging business as a force for good in our so...

Response to “Philanthropy Starts after Profits are Tallied”

May 14, 2015–In response to “Philanthropy Starts After Profits Are Tallied”(New York Times, May 12, 2015), the notion that companies must choose between philanthropy and the welfare of their stakeholders presents a false dichotomy. Leading CEOs have realized that they can align mission and...

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