Creating the Business Case for Investing in Communities

Creating the Business Case for Investing in Communities

Leading Convening of Community-Focused Companies to Share Strategies Addressing Pressing Societal Issues May 20-21, 2014
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2103 Summit Session

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 2:00pm

CAMPAIGN: 2014 CECP Summit

CONTENT: Press Release

New York, NY, March 26, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Two hundred and fifty senior leaders in corporate societal engagement are convening to learn together about “What Counts”, and to celebrate and expand the important work being done by companies in communities all over the world. At the annual CECP Summit attendees will hear from the heads of organizations whose work is creating waves throughout the societal investment field– including Irene Dorner, President and CEO; HSBC Bank USA, N.A.; Sheri McCoy, CEO, Avon Products; Jeremy Heimans, CEO of Purpose; and Emmett Carson, CEO and President of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

The CECP Summit opens with a welcome reception on May 19 at The Empire Hotel and the conference takes place May 20 - 21 at the Time Warner headquarters in New York City.

This event will present the analysis of Giving in Numbers data, which is an unrivaled annual index of corporate societal investment trends that tracks total giving, employee engagement, program area support, and more. The winners of two Excellence Awards categories will be announced--the Charles H. Moore Award and the 2014 Directors’ Award. Additionally, there will be a discussion among all the 2014 Excellence Awards winners – including a panel with Ezra Garrett of PG&E and Michelle Grogg of Cargill, as well as the winning CEO of a national nonprofit and a senior corporate giving professional, to be revealed at the Summit.

“As companies continue to make the most of scarce resources, the question of ‘what counts’ is an important one,” stated Daryl Brewster, CEO, CECP. “The CECP Summit provides corporate societal engagement staff with the business case their companies need to keep investing in the communities around them. The Summit will ignite conversations and inspire attendees to increase their companies’ societal impact.”

Additional sessions will include:

  • Corporate Involvement in Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals
  • Effective Non-profit Board Leadership
  • Socially Responsible Investing
  • Giving in China and India
  • Setting and Achieving Measurable Goals
  • Storytelling for Social Change
  • Engaging the C-Suite
  • State of the Sector
  • Employee Engagement
  • Value Creation through Integrated Reporting
  • and more


  • CECP-affiliated companies: REGISTER today.
  • Only representatives from CECP companies may attend.
  • Space is limited to two attendees per company on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • There is no cost to attend CECP events; Summit attendance is included in CECP company affiliation.
  • If additional staff from your company wishes to attend, email  to be added to the wait list.
  • The room block deadline at The Empire Hotel is April 19, 2014.  Make your reservation online or call (212) 265-7400 and mention “CECP Summit”. 

CECP’s conference consistently draws sought-after speakers such as former President Bill Clinton, General Colin L. Powell (Ret.), Huffington Post President and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), retired tennis player and philanthropist Andre Agassi, Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, and journalist and author Katie Couric

The 2014 CECP Summit page is live on the CECP website and includes a link to the registration page, sponsors, logistics, and links to previous summit pages. Continue to check this page for information on the Summit agenda and the announcement of additional speakers.

CECP would like to thank its Convening Sponsors: Allstate, Citibank, GE, ING (Becoming Voya Financial), KPMG, Newman’s Own Foundation, PricewaterhouseCoopers, State Farm Insurance, Target, Travelers, and UPS.

Note to Editors: While the Summit is closed to media, interviews with Summit attendees can be set up on site or by phone. 


About CECP

CECP 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 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. For more information, please visit


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