by Brian Tomlinson, Research Director, CECP, CEO Investor Forum
We’re going to want to reach for the pitchforks as we watch baggage-charging, space-squeezing airlines get a chunk of taxpayers’ money as part of the Covid-19 stimulus package, with very few strings attached.
While each company is addressing its urgent needs in different ways – from health and safety precautions to tech platforms to the balance sheet – several encouraging trends are emerging. If ever there was a time for purpose-driven leadership and a broader stakeholder focus, it is now.
In CECP’s 2020 Look Ahead blog, our annual examination the corporate social engagement field, Collaborative Action was one of five themes for the upcoming year. CECP noted that in seeking to address time-sensitive global issues, companies will move quickly together for mutual benefit.
Many of the lessons learned from 9/11, the 2008 recession, SARS, natural disasters, and other times of crisis have provided companies with a strong foundation for the response to COVID-19. The world’s leading companies know this is a time to focus on corporate purpose and values and to think about the way they lead today with an eye towards the long term and getting us through this period of time.
By Kelli List Wells, Founder, STEM Leadership Alliance
I have been reflecting on the changes that have occurred in education over the last decade. In my previous role, as executive director of education and skills within a multinational company, I was in the center of various reforms. I observed there is a disconnect between K-12 and business that is impacting the future of work. Reform in K-12 is a long process, and the business community can be an incredible partner if they are willing to partner for the long run.
by Jinny Jeong, Associate Manager, Company Services, CECP
Ask yourself: how are you contributing to solving today’s problem? It could be something small, specific to just today, or conceptual and large with a longer time frame. While the answer may sometimes be elusive, CECP is proud to have been a trusted advisor to leading companies for over two decades, helping share best practices and insights to tackle society’s challenging problems. In the past few years, CECP has been advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) practices for, and with, our companies.
Leaders of the world’s largest companies discuss aligning stakeholder needs with core business strategy
NEW YORK, February 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Fifty CEOs who are a part of Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP)—a coalition of over 200 of the world’s largest companies that represent more than $6.6 trillion in revenues, $21.2 billion in social investment, 23 million hours of employee volunteerism, and $15 trillion in assets under management—met at CECP’s Board of Boards to examine the tough choices CEOs have to
As part of this new partnership, Blackbaud corporate social responsibility customers will be able to utilize their social investment data with greater impact
Charleston, S.C. (February 20, 2020) /3BL Media/ — Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today announces a new Innovation Partnership with Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) to support companies’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts.
Initial year seeks to streamline inputs to social investment benchmarking and trends
NEW YORK, February 20, 2020 /3BL Media/--Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) announces Innovation Partnerships, a new model of collaboration designed to support how companies use their corporate social investment data for greater impact.
Benevity Reporting now delivers automated giving and volunteering data for survey participants
CALGARY, Alberta, February 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today announced a new strategic partnership with Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP), a CEO-led coalition of more than 200 of the world’s largest companies.