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The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) is the only international forum of business leaders focused on increasing the level and quality of corporate philanthropy. Membership includes more than 180 global CEOs and chairpersons of companies that collectively account for more than 40% of reported corporate giving in the United States. Membership is by invitation and is renewed annually.

CECP provides member companies with peer-to-peer executive convenings, premier networking events for corporate giving industry professionals, cutting-edge research publications, a proprietary, on-demand benchmarking system of corporate philanthropy data, and exclusive media opportunities.

Founded in 1999 by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, together with John Whitehead, Peter Malkin, and other business leaders, CECP continues to inspire and challenge leaders in the private sector to find innovative ways to fulfill unmet social needs and to lead the way towards better alignment of business and social strategies.

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

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04-14-20

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

As originally posted on the CECP Insights 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 profit...

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04-07-20

#SERESResponsables, A More Human Enterprise

As originally posted on the CECP Insights blog

A health emergency such as the one we are experiencing will surely leave us with a different world from the one we know, which will strip away what is accessory (as crises usually do) and o...

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04-07-20

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

 

As originally posted on the CECP Insights 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 Image

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03-30-20

Buy-Backs: Pitchforks, Then a Rethink

As originally posted on the CECP Insights 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 fe...

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03-26-20

Purpose-Driven Leadership During a Crisis

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 tren...

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03-20-20

Collaborative Action to Combat COVID-19

 

As originally posted on the CECP Insights blog

In CECP’s 2020 Look Ahead blog, our annual examination the corporate social engagement field, Collabora...

Adapting and Leading: How Companies Are Responding to COVID-19 Image

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03-19-20

Adapting and Leading: How Companies Are Responding to COVID-19

 

As originally posted on CECP's Insights Blog

Many of the lessons learned from 9/11, the 2008 recession, SARS, natural disasters, and other times of crisis have provided com...

Power of Change When K-12 and Business Collaborate Image

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03-10-20

Power of Change When K-12 and Business Collaborate

Originally published on the CECP Insights blog

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...

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03-06-20

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

As originally posted on the CECP Insights Blog

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 ma...

Fifty Global CEOs Focus on Tough Choices Made for Community and Business Sustainability Image

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02-26-20

Fifty Global CEOs Focus on Tough Choices Made for Community and Business Sustainability

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 employ...

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