Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose, Tata Consultancy Services, and PYXERA Global: Innovating to Solve Local and Global Challenges with Digital Empowers

Jun 16, 2022 2:35 PM ET
Press Release

Initiative aims to find solutions for the circular economy, the future of work, food security, the digital divide, and healthcare equity

NEW YORK, June 16, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) and PYXERA Global, announced a new slate of programs and events for Digital Empowers, a groundbreaking initiative that brings together organizations from different sectors to explore how transformative digital innovations can solve local and global challenges.

Topic areas including the circular economy, the future of work, food security, the digital divide, and healthcare equity will be explored by corporate leaders, subject matter experts, non-profit implementers, and innovative entrepreneurs across in-person and virtual events. The second of eight forums, “Digital Empowers: The Workplace Transformed,” is taking place next week June 23, 2022, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Register here to gain insights and join a conversation about how technologies—like remote work, gig economies, and more—are changing the future of work. This event is free of charge and open to the public and will feature:

Ben Armstrong, Executive Director, Work of the Future Initiative, MIT Research Scientist, MIT Industrial Performance Center
Kristina Francis, Executive Director, JFF Labs, Jobs for the Future
Tanisha Tulloch, Global People Director, Ezra
Sara Adams, Senior Director, Communications and Marketing, CECP

“Digital Empowers is one of the only technology forums that brings together leading organizations from across different sectors to explore how digital innovations of all types can lead to transformative solutions to local and global challenges,” said Balaji Ganapathy, Global Social Responsibility Officer, TCS. “TCS is thrilled to welcome back this initiative with our new partners, CECP and PYXERA Global. Their leadership ensures we’ll break barriers and exceed expectations.”

“CECP is honored to be part of Digital Empowers to help create evidence-based solutions and methods that solve some of the world’s most pressing problems,” said Daryl Brewster, CEO, Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP). “This innovative partnership will work to collectively create positive change for all stakeholders as we look to build a better world through business."

“Our systems are changing in monumental ways,” said Deirdre White, CEO, PYXERA Global. “Today, more than ever, technology has the potential to accelerate positive, constructive, and sustainable change. It requires leadership and coordinated effort from across business, government, and nonprofit organizations. Digital Empowers brings leaders together from across the sectors to move towards technology-based solutions to some of the most pressing issues of our time.”

TCS’ Digital Empowers was launched in 2018 with the goal to raise awareness of digital technologies and social issues, explore the art of the possible, and foster cross-sector partnerships. The initiative convenes corporate leaders, subject matter experts, non-profit implementers, and innovative entrepreneurs across in-person and virtual events, live facilitated collaborations, and online mediums. Technology has the power to enable and scale solutions that address critical global issues equitably, transparently, and inclusively. Digital Empowers provides the kind of leadership, vision, and collaboration required to renew energy and harden commitments to move forward and create change.

New in 2022 is the Digital Empowers Collaborative, an invitation-only cohort of 15 to 20 individuals chosen from business, government, and civil society who will engage to build a cooperative approach towards sustainable and circular solutions. Request an invitation to join the Collaborative by contacting northamerica.csr@tcs.com.

CECP Media Contact:
Katie Leasor
kleasor@cecp.co

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About Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP)
CECP is a CEO-led coalition that believes that a company’s social strategy — how it engages with key stakeholders including employees, communities, investors, and customers —determines company success. Founded in 1999 by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman and other business leaders to create a better world through business, CECP has grown to a movement of more than 200 of the world’s largest companies that represent $11.2 trillion in revenues, $23 billion in societal investment, 14 million employees, and $21 trillion in assets under management. CECP helps companies transform their social strategy by providing customized connections and networking, counsel and support, benchmarking and trends, and awareness building and recognition. For more information, visit http://cecp.co.

About Tata Consultancy Services
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for over 50 years. TCS offers a consulting-led, cognitive-powered, integrated portfolio of business, technology and engineering services and solutions. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile™ delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development.

A part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has over 592,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $25.7 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. TCS' proactive stance on climate change and award-winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. For more information, visit www.tcs.com

About PYXERA Global
Our goal is simple: to enrich lives and livelihoods worldwide, inclusively and sustainably.

For over thirty years, PYXERA Global has leveraged the unique strengths of corporations, governments, and social sector organizations to create groundbreaking partnerships that leverage the innovation in each to create meaningful change worldwide. For more information, visit https://www.pyxeraglobal.org