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Winter Is Coming. Is Your CEO Prepared?

by Michael Rosen, Director, Capital Markets Engagement, CEO Investor Forum, CECP
Blog

Last week, I spoke on a NIRI Webinar, Leveraging the Power of Retail Investors: Your Company’s Invested Ambassadors. During the conversation, my fellow panelists and I delved into the challenges and opportunities faced by Investor Relations Officers (IROs) seeking to engage with this critical stakeholder group and explored the context and reasons why the retail investor will continue to become an increasingly important stakeholder for issuers.

Moving Forward and Planning for a Post-Covid World Through Data

by Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas, Managing Director, CECP; Martina Lee, Communications & Marketing Fellow, CECP
Blog

As companies face the wider economic impacts of Covid-19, CECP is tracking the ongoing decision making and planning of leaders during this monumental year that still has an uncertain future. As we move through this pandemic and gradual economic improvement, CECP is also collecting real-time data from companies through a series of Pulse surveys, helping our partners gauge current practices in the field. There is a progression to these insights over the past several months of Pulse surveys.

CEOs Have an Opportunity to Do More Than “Speak Out”

by David Yee, Associate, CEO Engagement, CECP
Blog

Over the years, it has become increasingly common for CEOs to speak out publicly on social issues including and now, more than ever, that’s just what the public is demanding. According to the 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer, 92% of respondents agree it is important for their CEO to speak out on issues including training for jobs of the future, income inequality, diversity, equity, and inclusion and climate change, among others.

CEO Investor Forum & NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business Shows How to Reorient the Capital Markets to Focus on Long-Term Impact

New research addresses the urgent need for companies to place greater emphasis on ESG, resiliency, and long-term value creation as a means to move away from short-termism
Press Release

NEW YORK, May 27, 2020 /3BL Media/– The CEO Investor Forum and NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business are calling for leading companies to adapt and identify new ways to demonstrate value to investors.

Leading Global Companies Gather Virtually to Drive Solutions to Society's Greatest Challenges

Lata Reddy, Prudential Financial, honored with 2020 Charles H. Moore Award for leadership in corporate social investment
Press Release

NEW YORK, May 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) is virtually hosting hundreds of corporate leaders from across the U.S. and around the world for the 2020 CECP Summit: Strength in Solutions.

Joint Letter: What Is the Courageous Opportunity for Companies in This Crisis?

by Carolyn Berkowitz, Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals; Daryl Brewster, Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose; Kathleen Enright, Council on Foundations; Natalye Paquin, Points of Light
Blog

We are faced with a choice. The world’s leading corporations will play an outsized role in either exacerbating the crisis or rising to demonstrate bold leadership. Even as short-term profitability drops, corporations will find that making the bold choice to value their business along with the needs of society is at the heart of their corporate purpose and the sustained success of their businesses.

When Immediate Financial Goals Clash with Long-Term Purpose, What Gives?

by Sarah Bostwick Stromoski, Manager, CEO Leadership, CECP
Blog

COVID-19 has made the going considerably tougher for business in 2020. We don’t know yet precisely how each purpose-driven business leader will net out after this tumble-dry cycle.

Buy-Backs: Pitchforks, Then a Rethink

by Brian Tomlinson, Research Director, CECP, CEO Investor Forum
Blog

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.

Purpose-Driven Leadership During a Crisis

A letter from CECP CEO Daryl Brewster to CEOs
Newsletter

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.    

Principles of Purpose-Driven Leadership

Collaborative Action to Combat COVID-19

By David Yee, Associate, CEO Engagement, CECP
Blog

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.

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