Don’t get distracted now; Stay the course on ESG and Sustainable Business

The headlines are a buzz. And in them, ESG has taken a beating, with “woke capitalism” as the click bait of the week. But we’re not worried. ESG can take it. We welcome the debate as it only makes companies’ convictions stronger. It refreshes their corporate purpose, reminding them why they ...

It’s Time for Companies to Do Less

Every quarter, companies are asked to do more: more measurement, more transformation, more stakeholders, more ratings and rankings, more standards, more purpose, more advocacy, more equity, more revenue, more sustainability, and so on. That’s not without reason. Real threats that were once just do...

Time for a Net Positive Movement

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, sustainability has been confounding expectations. As more CEOs and world leaders recognize the systemic nature of the challenges we face, it is also rising in importance on the corporate and global agenda. On climate 70% of countries, accounting for around 90 p...

CECP’s 2021 Look Ahead: Focusing Corporate Purpose

Photo by Campbell Soup Company 2021 was a tipping point for global challenges—from new COVID-19 variants to racial reckoning to climate change and more. A recent study conducted by the Milken Institute and The Harris Poll finds over half (54%) of the surveyed global citizens said they trust c...

Helping to End Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Photo by Mackenzie Stroh, The Hollywood Reporter Despite increased awareness around the harm of toxic work environments, addressing sexual harassment is still the issue that people say is the most important problem employees currently face in the workplace. In the past decade, it has becom...

Reimagining Value Through Volunteerism

Over the past year and a half, volunteering has taken on new meaning. Its value has been stretched, renewed, and redefined. From community partners to business objectives, what’s become evident over these last 18 months is a deeper need for collaboration, clear communication, and relevant, achieva...

New Partners, New Tech, New Topics – the CECP Giving in Numbers™ 2021 Survey is Live!

The annual CECP Giving in Numbers™ Survey is now live. That means 200+ large global corporations are currently gathering, scrubbing, and finalizing their 2020 data across a number of critical areas – community investment, employee engagement, measurement of their impact, and more – as they pre...

How Disability Inclusion Builds Sustainable Companies

As the country grapples with a pandemic, a racial equality movement and now, civil unrest, business leaders yearn to get back on the road to stability—and fast. This year, CEOs and investors are expected to intensify their focus on the “S” of ESG activities (environmental, social and governanc...

New report from the Global Exchange offers expansive look at how companies are measuring and reporting on their ESG investments

Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose© (CECP), in collaboration with its Global Exchange (GX) Country Partners, has released the inaugural Global Impact at Scale: 2020 Edition report in 18 countries around the world. The report marks a new dawn for advocates and practitioners of Environmental, Soc...

CECP’s 2020 Look Ahead: Corporate Purpose Defining Stakeholder Capitalism

Anyone with the idea that CEOs and companies can now stand down with a new Administration has sorely underestimated corporations. They will still fill the role of CEO statespeople Yet, the role of a company will change when a little less rests on their shoulders alone. There is still plenty to do to...

CECP data offer a unique look at social investments before and after 2020

The 2020 edition of Giving in Numbers is here! As always, this year’s report covers trends in corporate social investment and includes a brand-new section on corporate purpose. Given the rapidly changing state of the world during 2020, CECP took steps to ensure that Giving in Numbers data was supp...

Looking Ahead to the 2020 Elections

On September 29th, CECP sent a Pulse Survey to our companies asking if they would be providing support around casting ballots for the general election in November. We are proud to report that 75% of companies have pledged support to employees for voting, such as providing time off. Yet the...

Philip Morris International’s Statement of Purpose Moves a Step Closer to Action & Sets Example for Others

The Business Roundtable’s Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation in August 2019 elicited many “nice start, what’s next?” reactions. In their article, “3 Ways to Put Your Corporate Purpose into Action,” Professor Bob Eccles and his co-authors recommended companies publis...

Company Priorities Drive the Agenda for CECP Accelerate Communities in 2020

Over the past twenty years, and particularly in the midst of challenging times, companies have turned to CECP as a trusted advisory to provide necessary company connection and discussion as well as proprietary data and insights around the role of companies and the strategies they employ. CECP launch...

A Joint Letter: What is the Courageous Opportunity for Companies in this Crisis?

The word ‘crisis’, when written in Chinese characters, consists of two brushstrokes: one for danger, the other for opportunity. The global community is in the middle of an unprecedented cataclysm as it stares down Covid-19. Stemming the economic and humanitarian fallout requires all-hands on dec...

#SERESResponsables, A More Human Enterprise

A health emergency such as the one we are experiencing will surely leave us with a different world from the one we know, which will strip away what is accessory (as crises usually do) and offer us an environment with new opportunities to innovate, improve and work to impact society in a positive way...

On International Women’s Day, meet five women who want to change the world

As originally posted on Cisco’s The Network.  From Cisco Community Hero leaders to Global Citizen Youth Leadership Award winners, here are five women who are making a positive impact in the world. Clementine Chambon 2019 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge grand prize winner With a Ph.D...

What’s Next in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion? CECP Joins a Panel on the Importance of Belonging

With diversity, equity, and inclusion topping the list of many corporate leaders seeking to drive a purposeful workplace, many are asking, “So what’s next? How do we make an even greater impact?” The conversation has moved from having more  varied seats at the table to rebuilding the whol...

Ensuring an Accurate Count

We wouldn’t want an airline pilot to fly without their glasses, and we wouldn’t want our companies to make strategic decisions without accurate information. Every 10 years, the United States counts all residents living in the country, and the information the count produces is critical for our da...

Young Americans Face Early Challenges to Financial Security

New research by the Principal® Foundation explores the financial attitudes and behaviors of young Americans

More than half of Americans under the age of 30 have already hit financial rock bottom spurred by mental health challenges, job loss and debt, according to new research by the Principal® Foundation into the financial barriers, attitudes and behaviors of today’s young adults. The research report, ...

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