CECP draws together and empowers senior executives of the world's leading companies to achieve unprecedented progress on societal challenges while driving business performance.
CECP’s member companies comprise over 40% of all corporate giving in the United States. Our membership understands that community investment is a necessary component of a sustainable business plan and recognizes that corporations can leverage unique resources, including the expertise of their employees through volunteerism and pro bono service, to positively impact pressing societal issues.
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 community needs and to lead the way towards better alignment of business and societal strategies.
Through our convening power, a focus on measurement, and the extensive resources we provide to corporate giving practitioners, CECP is leading the way to enable significant strategic advances in corporate community investments. We provide thought leadership in the field through our recognized events and forward-looking research reports.
In this time of economic volatility and uncertainty, today’s business leaders are keenly aware of the heightened needs in their communities around the world. CECP encourages corporate CEOs to think carefully about the societal issues that will affect their companies in the next decade, and to proactively engage in addressing those issues, in collaboration with nonprofits, governments, and other businesses.
Douglas R. Conant
Chairman, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy
Former CEO, Campbell Soup Company
Many of the world’s most influential CEOs are CECP members, leading the charge to make a difference through corporate societal engagement.
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