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Frontline Worker Well-Being in a Time of Crisis

Throughout this report, CECP, with the support of the Ford Foundation, explored the recent challenges faced by frontline workers employed in manufacturing, processing, and warehousing in these U.S. consumer staples sectors, as well as the response of the private sector to those challenges.

Global Impact at Scale: 2021 Edition

The research that contributed to CECP’s annual GX report, Global Impact at Scale: 2021 Edition suggests that the triple crises of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ensuing economic downturn, and the global reckoning with racial injustice made 2020 a landmark year for external pressures on a company’s performance, bringing the management of ESG issues and community response even … Continue reading

CEO Roundtable with Martin J. Walsh and Darren Walker

Martin J. Walsh, U.S. Secretary of Labor and Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation discussed CECP’s latest research into how the workforce was impacted by COVID-19. Read the Executive Summary of CECP’s Frontline Worker Well-Being in a Time of Crisis report, with support from the Ford Foundation.

CEO Roundtable with Doug Conant

Doug Conant, Founder & CEO, ConantLeadership and former CEO, Campbell Soup Company discussed actionable steps for CEOs to manage changing employee expectations with meaningful and authentic engagement.

CEO Roundtable with Paul Polman

Former Unilever CEO Paul Polman discussed his new book, Net Positive, which revealed key lessons from Unilever and other pioneering companies around the world about how you can profit by fixing the world’s problems instead of creating them. To thrive today and tomorrow, companies must become “net positive”—giving more to the world than they take.

CEO Roundtable with Shelly Lazarus, Michael Roth, & Richard Edelman Executive Summary

Shelly Lazarus, Chairman Emeritus, Ogilvy; Michael Roth, Executive Chairman, Interpublic; and special guest Richard Edelman, CEO, Edelman talked about the role advertising and public relations industries, in concert with CMOs and their teams, have played in addressing the issues of the last 18 months, demonstrating the power of corporate brands in bringing about social change.

Changing the Conversation: Companies’ Role in Society

As a part of CECP’s mission to create a better world through business, we’ve developed a variety of opportunities to share company stories and case studies that demonstrate excellence in applying the skills and resources of the business to solve societal challenges. 

2021 Biopharma CEO Investor Forum Executive Report

CECP, in partnership with the Biopharma Sustainability Roundtable, hosted its first-ever virtual, sector specific Biopharma CEO Investor Forum. The 2021 Biopharma CEO Investor Forum featured nine CEO presentations representing $850 billion in aggregate market capitalization to a virtual audience of over 1,000 institutional investors, analysts, company executives, and others. 

ESG & Long-Term Disclosures: The State of Play in Biopharma

This paper analyzes the accessibility, quantity, and time frame of forward-looking information disclosed by the 25 constituents in the S&P 500 Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences GICS industry classifications.

CEO Virtual Roundtable with Hubert Joly Executive Summary

Former Chairman and CEO of Best Buy Hubert Joly provided his perspective on leadership and success(ion) planning. Ahead of his new book, The Heart of Business: Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism, Joly discussed what he calls “human magic” and how to mobilize people to give their best as business, with people at the … Continue reading

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