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CECP Identifies Three Vital Audiences Companies Must Engage to Drive Long-Term Growth

By Daryl Brewster, CEO, CECP
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CEOs from institutional investor firms BlackRock and State Street released their annual guidance to companies on practices they “believe will drive sustainable, long-term growth, and profitability.” These letters were issued amidst widespread cynicism, both so

Board Diversity: Time’s Up on Good Intentions

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by Julie Gorte, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Impax Aseet Management and Pax World Funds 

When I began working to make boards more gender diverse in 2001, the percentage of women on the boards of large companies in the United States was around 12 percent. By 2011, women had gained a few more seats at the table, and by 2016 women held 21 percent of board seats at Fortune 500 companies. At this rate of progress — less than one percent increase per year — it will be three more decades before big companies’ boards achieve gender parity. And that, sadly, is the good news.

Sixty Global CEOs Convene on Corporate Purpose, Connection to Society

CECP celebrates 20th anniversary since founding by Paul Newman, rebrands to Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose
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NEW YORK, February 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Sixty CEOs who are a part of Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) –a coalition of 250 of the world’s largest companies that represent more than $6.6 trillion in revenues, $21.2 billion in social investment, 14 million employees, and $15 trillion in assets under management–met at CECP’s Board of Boards to examine critical success factors in building the business for the long-term.

How Purpose and Culture Are Driving Sustainable, Long-Term Growth and Profitability

By Daryl Brewster, CEO, CECP
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CEOs from institutional investor firms BlackRock and State Street released their annual guidance to companies on practices they “believe will drive sustainable, long-term growth, and profitability.” These letters were issued amidst widespread cynicism, both so

Corporate Purpose Is the Tie That Binds: CECP’s Annual Trends Report

By Daryl Brewster, CEO, CECP
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Leading companies are laser-focused on corporate purpose. They explore what their purpose is and how it translates to their people and community and bring that purpose to life through intentional practices and strategies. They use a human-centered lens for all business operations because it helps them see around corners and delivers a competitive edge. All this leads to a future-forward outlook that enables a long-term view.

Deep Dive on Giving in Numbers: How Business Is Supporting Veterans

By Jackie Albano, Associate Director, External Affairs, CECP
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The U.S. Department of Labor in October celebrated the continued improvement of the unemployment rate for veterans since with a 2.9 percent, down from 3.7 percent in 2017 (the non-veteran unemployment rate in comparison is 3.5 percent).

CEOs Siemens, Hermes, Syngenta, ShareAction, Hermes, Alecta, and the Managing Director of WBCSD on the Need for Action and Business Leadership

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LONDON, November 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Responsible Business Summit, a global event Series aimed at shaping the future of responsible business, is hosting its 18th Annual European Summit in London on 10-12 June. Building on the landmark success of the 2018 Summit, today the 2019 Summit launches with the largest and most senior launch speaker line-up to date.

New Study Outlines What Institutional Investors Say Should Be in a CEO’s Long-Term Plan

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NEW YORK, November 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Institutional investors want to hear more from CEOs about how they are positioning their company to succeed in the long-term, according to a new paper released by CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII), Emerging Practice in Long-Term Plans.

Creating a Better World Through Business

Nandika Madgavkar, Senior Director, Strategy, CECP
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“Two heads are better than one,” is a proverb ascribed to a certain John Heywood in 1546. But, what if instead of two, it was six, or twelve? At CECP, we believe that businesses are a force for good and their collective wisdom will make the world a better place.

A Deeper Look at CECP's Investing in Society: Planet

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Investing in Society, CECP’s recently launched compendium of data, research, and case studies illustrates innovations in corporate efforts to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Divided into five sections – Priorities, Performance, People, Planet, and Policies – the collection of insights offers a far-reaching assessment of what leading companies are doing in each of the five focus areas.

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