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A Deeper Look at the Return on Purpose: Before and During a Crisis

In October 2020, we published a study called “The Return on Purpose: Before and During a Crisis” that explored corporate approaches to purpose and their effect on financial performance and value.1 In this paper, we expand on that study with additional data and deeper analysis of the relationship of purpose to higher performance on financial, … Continue reading

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. 

The Economic Significance of Long‐Term Plans

The authors summarize the findings of their event study of the capital market reactions to an inaugural set of 17 CEO presentations of their ‘long‐term plans’ to institutional investors.

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

Racial Equity Executive Summary

This event builds upon collaborative work that started when the Covid-19 pandemic hit in the spring of 2020. During that time, ACCP, CECP, Council on Foundations, and Points of Light came together to support leaders of corporate purpose in acting with courage and determination to respond to the compounding health and economic crises. The executive … Continue reading

Virtual Board of Boards Series: Part 3 Executive Summary

Carmine Di Sibio, CEO, EY led a discussion on CEO priorities as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, bringing in recent EY research from the CEO Imperative Series.  This session focused on what “building back better” looks like, the difficulties and opportunities of a stakeholder-focused strategy, and efforts to shift ESG reporting from chasing compliance to projecting long-term … Continue reading

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