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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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Are Chinese enterprises going global responsibly?
China is now the second largest investing country in the world, with it's outward foreign direct investment (FDI) rising 44 percent to $183 billion in 2016, according to the World Investment Report 2017 published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. China’s latest official statistics...
Apr 23, 2018 9:30 AM ET
Building Your Scorecard or Raising Your Ranking?
Whenever I dive into the landscape of reporting standards, guidelines, ratings, rankings, indices…. I get dizzy very quickly. The ecosystem of companies measuring and reporting on how they are a force for good in society is alive and well. The nuts and bolts of how companies accomplish reporting can be a major operational challenge, not to mention the resource investment. How will companies’...
Mar 30, 2018 9:20 AM ET
Helping CSR Succeed in India
A leading media company is using its storytelling expertise to change sanitation and hygiene behaviours of beneficiaries in Mumbai slums; a transport finance company is training men and women to become truck drivers, providing them with livelihoods opportunities; an Indian conglomerate is implementing systemic socio-economic empowerment programs in villages around its factories. These are just...
Mar 23, 2018 9:00 AM ET
Delivering on Climate Commitments
Three reasons innovative companies are investing in landscape-scale restoration As the world counts down to two degrees, innovative companies are taking the lead and filling the policy void. Businesses are voluntarily setting quantifiable climate change targets; many committing to carbon neutrality. Going even further, visionary corporate leaders are delivering on...
Mar 7, 2018 12:20 PM ET
Next Steps to Improving Measurement
I’ve had the pleasure of listening to hundreds of companies talk about their approach to measurement for six going on seven years at CECP. We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we’ve gotten blurry eyed when the conversation takes the complex turns measurement and evaluation (M&E) can make. CECP has been known for measurement since its founding, with...
Mar 2, 2018 9:15 AM ET