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, ...

The Long-Term Imperative: How Companies Can Respond

On November 7, 2019, Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) and Edelman hosted a webinar titled Communicating Long-Term Plans: Best Practices and Examples from the Industry, which can be accessed here. The combined Strategic Investor Initiative and Edelman Long-Term Plan presentatio...

Launching Investing in Society 2019: The Current State of Corporate Purpose

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of CECP – now, Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose. Corporate Purpose became part of our name over the past year, marking how more than ever CECP believes companies can create a better world through business. In a year when 181 CEOs signed th...

Mind the Gap: Business Impact

For data-lovers, too many metrics is still not enough. That said, no matter how many ways you run the numbers, each day has 24 hours, each week 7 days, each year 12 months. When CSR leaders share information with senior executives, time constraints limit what they’re able to present, which is typi...

Back to Where it All Began

The below post is from CECP’s forthcoming book on the history of the organization Paul Newman was worried. In 1982, he’d started his own food company, Newman’s Own, Inc., to give all of its profits to charitable organizations to address pressing social challenges. He’d won awards for his...

Listening and learning from our employees to drive greater social impact

3M benchmarks annually against the world’s greatest companies to ensure we empower our people with game-changing community engagement programs. CECP recently released their annual report on trends in corporate community relations: Giving in Numbers 2019 Edition. CECP analyst and author, Andr...

How to Talk to Your Kids About the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

With 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg making headlines with her recent UN speech on climate change, you may have noticed that kids today are more environmentally and socially conscious. If you have kids, you know that they love to ask, “WHY?” about everything. Kids are seeing headline...

How Companies are Using Global Pro Bono to Create Social Impact

Leading companies are now more deliberately leveraging leadership and employee engagement to generate sustainable social good. It’s an answer to the question, “How does business shift to meet the changing demands of investors, employees, customers, and communities to meet business and social sta...

How Brands are Empowering Consumers to Accelerate Change – CECP Heads to Sustainable Brands in Paris

A month ago, Paris hosted the first European Sustainable Brands conference during a volatile time for the region; the grassroots Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) movement protesting  high taxes and economic inequality in the French capital, young people from the Youth Strike 4 Climate movement orga...

The New Normal: The Fourth Industrial Revolution’s Demand for Perpetual Learning

With the pace of technological disruption faster than ever, a new approach to life-long learning is needed. The world is changing. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here, and it is having an impact on everything, including the future of work. A significant evolution of the labour market is forecas...

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