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

By André Solórzano, Senior Manager, Data Insights, CECP
Dec 13, 2019 11:00 AM ET

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 the Business Roundtable’s Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation, which emphasizes the importance of all stakeholders in society, the time could not be riper to assess the state of Corporate Purpose. In December, CECP will launch the third annual Investing in Society report.

Developed from CECP’s premier research on, thought leadership for, and strategic engagements with more than 200 of the world’s largest companies, this digital release brings to light the state of corporate purpose in an evidence-based way and assesses corporate purpose-driven actions under the five categories of Priorities, Performance, People, Planet, and Policies.

Our method to assess the state of Corporate Purpose included analysis of publicly reported ESG data, secondary research through papers and releases from highly-regarded organizations that also assess trends corporate purpose and the issues that affect corporate purpose, as well as the questions and interactions with leaders of social impact and ESG programs at CECP companies. Investing in Society is the must-read source for trends on the corporate sector’s shift to be increasingly purpose-driven.

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