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CECP Insights Blog

CECP's CEO Daryl Brewster, other CECP staff, members of CECP's Board of Directors, and other industry thought leaders provide timely insight into trends and developments on the role of business in society.

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Creating a Better World Through Business
“Two heads are better than one,” is a proverb ascribed to a certain John Heywood in 1546. But, what if instead of two, it was six, or twelve? At CECP, we believe that businesses are a force for good and their collective wisdom will make the world a better place. In 1999, Paul Newman had a vision of creating a coalition of businesses to tackle the world’s most pressing societal...
Sep 20, 2018 8:55 AM ET
One Year Ago: CEOs Respond to Charlottesville
Today marks one year since Merck CEO Ken Frazier announced his resignation from the President's American Manufacturing Council in response to what he and his company felt was a failure to appropriately denounce "expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supremacy" on the part of the federal government. In the...
Aug 14, 2018 8:45 AM ET
CEOs Speak up on Zero Tolerance
The past two years have witnessed a bold shift in leadership from the C-Suite.  Now more than ever, CEOs and senior Executives at the world’s leading companies are speaking out on social policy issues that conflict with the core values of their business. This phenomenon, dubbed “CEO Activism,” is on the rise – and right on queue.  CEO Activism as a core component of corporate societal...
Jul 26, 2018 8:25 AM ET
Response to WSJ’s “Short-Termism is Harming the US Economy”
In “Short-Termism is Harming the US Economy,” Jamie Dimon and Warren Buffett argue that executives who target quarterly, short-term results often do so at the sacrifice of long-term strategy and results. This, in turn, harms the sustainable success of companies and the economy as a whole. We agree. As part of CECP’s ...
Jun 20, 2018 9:45 AM ET
Integrating Diversity and Inclusion Into Corporate Social Engagement
Over the course of the past year, CECP has, with support of the Walmart Foundation, led an inquiry into the role and current practice of companies integrating Diversity and Inclusion into their Corporate Social Engagement efforts. This effort has been propelled by a questioning of the role of companies in the midst of rising inequality, racial tensions, and social movements such as #MeToo and...
Jun 7, 2018 9:25 AM ET