ECONOMY - FOUNDATIONS

The heritage of Paul Newman

CECP (The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy) 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 more than 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. Through more than a decade of work with CEOs, CECP has identified the Top Actions of an Engaged CEO. These actions are carried out each day by leading CEOs and are concrete steps senior executives can take to advance corporate societal engagement within their companies.

It’s not surprising that the role of CEOs has evolved beyond the boardroom over the years; CECP says that it is evolving with them. An important partner for CEOs and companies ready to accelerate and amplify the return on their societal commitments, CECP is an unprecedented lever for societal change through CEO leadership. The organization believes that corporate executives have the rare potential and shared responsibility to advance solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. It requires a serious commitment, guided by leaders with the vision and passion for making an impact.

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