CECP Insights Blog

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

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

Collaborative Action to Combat COVID-19

By David Yee, Associate, CEO Engagement, CECP
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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.

Power of Change When K-12 and Business Collaborate

By Kelli List Wells, Founder, STEM Leadership Alliance
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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.

Be a Problem-Solver: On a Journey of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

by Jinny Jeong, Associate Manager, Company Services, CECP
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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.

The Future of Corporate Foundations

By Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas, Managing Director, CECP and Michelle Bostwick, Senior Associate, Corporate Leadership, CECP
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In CECP’s 2019 Giving in Numbers survey, roughly 80% of companies reported having a corporate foundation, and of those companies, the average number of foundations a company operated was 3. It is clear that companies view having their own corporate foundations as a fundamental component to their corporate responsibility strategies. We also know that CECP coalition companies are focused on capitalizing on the unique value that corporate foundations bring to social impact and community investment strategies.

Back to Where It All Began

By Sara Appleyard Adams, Senior Director, Communications and Marketing, CECP
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Paul Newman was worried. In 1982, he’d started his own food company, Newman’s Own, Inc., to give all of its profits to charitable organizations to address pressing social challenges. He’d won awards for his work as an actor, a racecar driver, and as a philanthropist, particularly for his work founding The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for kids coping with cancer and other serious illnesses. Yet, by 1997, the path he’d pioneered with Newman’s Own to utilize corporate resources in service of societal good seemed to be just little more than a footpath, not the speedway he’d envisioned.

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