Submitted by CECP
NEW YORK, May 24, 2022 /CSRwire/ - This week, Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose© (CECP) is bringing together 200 senior corporate leaders and corporate responsibility professionals from the world’s leading global companies for the 19th CECP Summit: Shaping the Future.
Occurring in person for the first time in two years, the CECP Summit will feature leaders engaging and learning together about powerful insights on trends, partnerships, and the impact of creating a better world through business. The variety of session topics reflect the many issues companies are currently facing to create long-term value for all stakeholders, such as: diversifying the talent pipeline; the role of business in response to the Ukraine crisis; women’s leadership and gender equality; advancing equity through employee resource groups; what’s next for corporate social responsibility (CSR); and more.
“The corporate leaders who gather at the CECP Summit have a wealth of experiences to share with one another, particularly given the needs met and leadership provided by businesses over the past couple of years” said Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas, Managing Director, CECP. “CECP’s Summit provides corporate leaders an opportunity to discuss with their peers how they will both respond to relevant crises now, and also how they set long-term goals for the future such as creating an inclusive and diverse workforce, communicating sustainability commitments, and measuring societal impact.”
The Summit includes the presentation of the Charles H. Moore Award for Leadership in Corporate Community Engagement. The 2022 “Charlie Award” is awarded to Harriet Dominique, retired Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Corporate Responsibility Officer, USAA. The award is named in honor of CECP’s founding Executive Director and is presented to senior leaders who exemplify perseverance in the pursuit of societal advancement, the trait for which Charlie Moore was best known.
For over three decades, Harriet worked at USAA with values instilled by her parents: humility, faith, and service. She recently led all philanthropic and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DE&I) strategies, including related investments, engagements, data and analytics, reporting, and oversight of corporate responsibility (CR) and communications. Under Dominique’s leadership, USAA developed a focused, data-driven, and results-oriented approach to CR strategies and impacts, aligned with USAA’s mission and brand. She oversaw the transformation of the USAA Educational Foundation to improve financial readiness among military service members and their families. Additionally, she drove significant, increased commitment for USAA CR, more than doubling their financial investment to 1% of pre-tax income, and the addition of two paid volunteer days. Lastly, she led the development of USAA’s strategic vision and imperative to advance DEI, to include a three-year $50 million philanthropic commitment to help close gaps in education, job training, employment, and wealth building.
“Charlie Moore was always in relentless pursuit of positive change and a true advocate for business as a force for good in society,” said Harriet Dominique, retired Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Corporate Responsibility Officer, USAA. “Which is why I am humbled to receive this award from CECP, a purpose-driven organization that sets the standard for corporate philanthropy. Additionally, I remain grateful for my 30 plus year career with USAA, a mission-driven association. And to my fellow corporate change makers: thank you for being the key to addressing some of our communities’ greatest challenges.”
CECP will also share with attendees’ the first look at data from the 2022 Giving in NumbersTM Survey. Giving in Numbers is the premier industry survey and research, providing standard-setting criteria in a go-to guide that has defined the field and advanced the movement. Over 20 years, CECP has created the largest and most historical data set on trends in the industry, shared by more than 585 multi-billion-dollar companies, representing more than $312 billion in corporate social investments. See the new 2022 infographic. Thank you to our Giving in Numbers sponsors PwC and Newman’s Own Foundation.
The CECP Summit offers an unparalleled line-up of speakers including:
Breakout sessions include:
CECP thanks its Convening Sponsors for their generous support of the 2022 CECP Summit: Bank of America, BNY Mellon, Ernst & Young (EY), Mastercard, Newman’s Own Foundation, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, USAA, and Wynn Resorts.
CECP also congratulates the 2021-2022 Company Spotlight honorees: Adobe, Campbell Soup Company, Colgate-Palmolive Company, FedEx, Northwestern Mutual, Philip Morris International, S&P Global, Sempra, Stanley Black & Decker, andZoetis. On a quarterly basis, CECP selects companies for the sought-after Company Spotlight, through a thoughtful information-sharing and communications-support process. Company Spotlights are shared with CECP’s nearly 2,000 affiliated corporate contacts, posted on the CECP website as case studies, and recognized at the CECP Summit.
CECP will livestream main stage sessions and CECP companies can register here. Following the conclusion of the 2022 CECP Summit, CECP will be posting on its website photos, videos, guest blogs, and an Executive Summary.
The application process for the 2023 Charlie Award is open. Nominate a peer senior leader in corporate responsibility today. The deadline is August 31, 2022. The application can be accessed on CECP homepage or by emailing CECP.
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Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose® (CECP) is a trusted advisor to companies on their corporate purpose journeys to build long-term sustainable value and tell their impact stories. Working with CEOs and leaders in corporate responsibility, sustainability, foundations, investor relations, finance, legal, and communications, CECP shares actionable insights with its CEO-led coalition to address stakeholder needs.
Founded in 1999 by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman and other business leaders, CECP is a movement of more than 200 of the world’s largest companies that represent $11.2 trillion in revenues, $23 billion in total community investment, 14 million employees, 30 million hours of employee engagement, and $21 trillion in assets under management. CECP helps companies transform their strategy by providing benchmarking and analysis, convenings, and strategy and communications in the areas of societal/community investment, employee engagement, environmental social governance/sustainable business, diversity equity inclusion, and telling the story.
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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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