Engaging on a Purpose-Driven Business Strategy
NEW YORK, April 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Corporate leaders who drive societal engagement strategies at the world’s largest companies will convene May 19-20, 2015 for the annual CECP Summit. Under this year’s theme, “Engage”, more than 250 attendees will advance their work together through an exchange of diverse perspectives and peer experiences offering powerful insights on the business case to advance companies’ role as a force for good in society. Sessions will highlight leading and influential voices with a depth of experience, and provide the setting for participants to refine, refresh, and reflect on their work and what’s next.
- Patrick Burke, President and CEO, HSBC Bank USA
- Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co-Founder, Teach for All
- Gen. (Ret) Stan McChrystal, Co-Founder, McChrystal Group; Chair, Franklin Project
- Carolyn Miles, President and CEO, Save the Children
- Anne Mulcahy, former Chair and CEO, Xerox
- Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation
The CECP Summit opens with a welcome reception on May 18 at The Empire Hotel and the conference takes place May 19-20 at the Time Warner headquarters in New York City.
“Companies are infusing a higher sense of purpose into their core business strategies, because employees, customers, and even investors expect companies to engage in the community,” stated Daryl Brewster, CEO, CECP. “Engaging around purpose is a corporate competitive advantage, and the Summit is where corporate leaders advance of those strategies.”
- The unveiling of 2014 data-driven insights from CECP’s Giving in Numbers research, answering pressing trends questions including: Is total giving increasing or decreasing?, What is the role of employees in corporate societal engagement?, and What causes are companies supporting?”
- The winner of the 2015 Directors’ Award will be announced, followed by a panel of all winners of the 2015 Excellence Awards including Sue Norton of PepsiCo and Shannon Schuyler of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (announced earlier this year at the Board of Boards).
Additional Summit Sessions
- Scaling Employee Engagement: Putting Peer Learnings into Practice
- A Trends Perspective: How Technology, Data, and Feedback are Informing Innovation
- CEO Conversations: Leading with Integrity
- Amplifying Social Change through Policy and Advocacy
- Setting the Bar High: Establishing Evaluation Principles Together
- Messaging Matters: Developing a Winning Narrative for Your Program
- And More
- CECP-affiliated companies: REGISTER today; space is filling up quickly.
- Only representatives from CECP companies may attend.
- Space is limited to two attendees per company on a first-come, first-served basis.
- There is no cost to attend CECP events; attendance is included in CECP company affiliation.
- The room block deadline at The Empire Hotel is April 17, 2015. Make your reservation online or call 800-223-5652.
Each year CECP’s Summit attracts illustrious speakers such as Former President Bill Clinton, General Colin L. Powell (Ret.), Huffington Post President and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), journalist and author Katie Couric, and NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern.
For more information on the 2015 CECP Summit, visit the CECP website to learn about attendees, sponsors, logistics, and past Summit events. Continue to check the website for information on the Summit agenda and the announcement of additional speakers.
CECP would like to thank its Convening Sponsors: The Allstate Foundation, Citi Foundation, General Electric Company, KPMG LLP, Newman’s Own Foundation, PricewaterhouseCoopers, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Target, Travelers, UnitedHealth Group, UPS and Visa Inc.
Note to Editors: While the Summit is closed to media, interviews with Summit attendees can be set up on site or by phone.
CECP is a coalition of CEOs united in the belief that societal improvement is an essential measure of business performance. Founded in 1999, CECP has grown to a movement of 150 CEOs of the world’s largest companies across all industries. Revenues of engaged companies sum to $7 trillion annually. A nonprofit organization, CECP offers participating companies one-on-one consultation, networking events, comparative data, media support, and case studies on corporate engagement. For more information, please visit cecp.co.