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...

It’s Here: CECP’s Giving in Numbers 2019 Edition!

On the day that Giving in Numbers is released, the CECP team envisions everyone diving into this year’s insights for the first time. Many have read the report for years, are tuned into the nuances of trends, and can quickly spot new topics that pop up in the report. Others find the report for the ...

An Early Look at CECP’s Giving in Numbers Survey Data

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and no, we don’t mean the holidays! We mean the release of the annual Giving in Numbers infographic, which offers the public the very first look at the latest trends that are defining the strategies behind corporate social investments in 2018. (You can d...

Twenty years and going strong!

As CECP marks its 20th anniversary, corporate social investment is more important than ever. Looking back at the last two decades, measuring and benchmarking social investment overall has become more integrated in corporate strategies and has employed more sophisticated tools and models to evaluate ...

Corporate Purpose is the Tie that Binds: CECP’s Annual Trends Report

Leading companies are laser-focused on corporate purpose. They explore what their purpose is and how it translates to their people and community and bring that purpose to life through intentional practices and strategies. They use a human-centered lens for all business operations because it helps th...

Hurricane Michael highlighted the growing diversity of corporate responses to natural disasters

Arriving on the heels of Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael proved again that companies are making significant commitments to relief and recovery efforts in the wake of natural disasters. Our round-up of Hurricane Florence corporate response efforts covered some innovative ways that companies are...

Next Steps to Improving Measurement

I’ve had the pleasure of listening to hundreds of companies talk about their approach to measurement for six going on seven years at CECP. We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we’ve gotten blurry eyed when the conversation takes the complex turns measurement and evaluation (M&E) can make. CECP ha...

Pro Bono Services Continues Creating a Stronger Sense of Purpose Among Employees All Over the World

The week of October 22nd marks the celebration of Pro Bono Week! CECP wants to reiterate its support to this important employee engagement tool and celebrate its importance for society. The recently released Giving in Numbers: 2017 Edition report evidences the benefits for companies of communicating...

It’s Clear, Social Investment Drives Business Value

The blog post was co-authored by André Solórzano, Manager, Data Insights, CECP and Daniel Vitaletti, Data Insights Intern, CECP What Companies Need to Know: The Latest from CECP’s ESG Corporate Scorecard. A myth has long lingered in the private sector- the bottom line can only be ...

Favorite Giving in Numbers Findings

October 13, 2016–Giving in Numbers: 2016 Edition is my sixth Giving in Numbers report release since joining the CECP team. Completing the full report is always a labor of love for CECP, and its completion is a major milestone that we celebrate. The process begins in March when companies take t...

Introducing The Global Exchange

Several years ago, CECP committed itself to not only being the CEO Force for Good, but the global CEO Force for Good. To share and achieve our mission around the world, CECP led the creation of the Global Exchange, a coalition of like-minded organizations connecting in a formal setting to advance th...

Reflections on being a “Charlie Award” Winner

Being presented with the Charles H. Moore Award for Leadership in Corporate Community Engagement will stand out as one of the highlights of my career and I couldn’t be more honored by the distinction. As a young professional growing in the philanthropy field, I can recall the first time I met Char...

A Special 15th Year Tribute and Thank You: The 272 Participants in the 2016 Giving In Numbers Survey

May 2, 2016–This year, CECP celebrates the completion of the 15th year of this annual data collection process. CECP pioneered in 2001 a survey to track corporate societal engagement with a small group of committed and leading multi-national companies. This annual collection, known as the Givin...

The “I” Word

Image Credit: Change Jam Questions | by love2dreamfish Change Jam Questions | by love2dreamfish January 28, 2016–When CECP staff presents on trends drawn from Giving in Numbers and our hundreds of company conversations, we find many in the audience don’t feel confident in their understanding...

Companies In The North Star State, Minnesota, Guiding The Voyage To Societal Investment In The Midwest

December 2, 2015–Minnesota is home to dynamic industries and many of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500 such as UnitedHealth Group, Target, Best Buy, and 3M, making it a model for economic development. Public and private-sector initiatives like Grow Minnesota!, Best in Business Awards, D...

Sustainable Development Goals: You’re Already More Aligned than You May Think

November 30, 2015–Earlier this year the UN launched 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which define global priorities and seek to mobilize global efforts around a common set of goals and targets to address shared societal challenges by 2030 in the areas of environmental, social, and gover...

Starting Strong in Corporate Societal Engagement Leadership: Your First 90 Days

November 4, 2015–Congratulations! You’ve earned a senior role in your company’s societal engagement function. You’ve been tapped for your leadership and your ability to collaborate, influence, inspire, and creatively and resiliently navigate the unique complexities of your organization t...

5 Things You Should Know About the 2015 Changes in the Value of Pro Bono

October 30, 2015–This week marks 2015 Pro Bono Week (#PWB15), a global campaign to celebrate Pro Bono Services and programs. As business professionals and corporations around the globe draw in the inspiration to strengthen their pro bono programs, earlier this week, CECP released our newly upd...

Growth in Pro Bono Services: Deeper Investments into the Nonprofit Sector

October 26, 2015–It’s Pro bono week!  A growing way companies go deeper in what they deliver through employee engagement programs is Pro Bono Service, which CECP has been tracking since 2008. More companies across different industries are recognizing the value of Pro Bono Services provi...

Ten Years After Katrina: The Evolution of Corporate Response to Disasters

André Solórzano Manager, Data Insights, CECP August 21, 2015–At the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, CECP looks back at how disaster relief response has changed among companies. We found that overall, the data show that aggregate giving from corporations for disaster relief has decline...

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