Corporate Leaders Gathering to Recognize Shared Responsibility for Progress on Societal Challenges

Corporate Leaders Gathering to Recognize Shared Responsibility for Progress on Societal Challenges

CEOs to Attend Closed-Door Session to Discuss Actions Necessary for Impact on Pressing Community Issues
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 3:45pm

New York, NY, November 18, 2013 /3BL Media/- CEOs who represent a movement of global senior executives whose companies have committed more than $14 billion in annual total community investment will gather for CECP’s 9th annual Board of Boards CEO Roundtable. CECP will convene on February 24, 2014 50 Fortune 500 CEOs in a closed-door session to explore the shared potential of corporate CEOs to be a force for good in advancing solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. Keynote speaker Mike Duke, President and CEO, Wal-Mart, will discuss Wal-Mart’s journey of working alongside communities to establish it as one of the world’s leading companies. 

Featured speakers Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company; Anne Stausboll, CEO, CalPERS; and John Veihmeyer, Chairman and CEO, KPMG LLP, will guide a discussion among fellow CEOS on long-term capitalism and an investing outlook that takes the enduring health of communities into account. Martin Dickson, US Managing Editor, Financial Times, will engage the CEO winners of the 2104 corporate CECP Excellence Awards in a discussion. This is a rare opportunity for CEOs to discuss in an intimate, closed-door setting their commitments to corporate societal engagement.

“CEOs reported to CECP, overwhelmingly, that they want to collaborate with other CEOs and companies to address the issues that matter the most to them,” stated Daryl Brewster, CEO, CECP. “The Board of Boards provides a unique setting for CEOs to gather based on the stewardship role they play within their companies to commit to solving societal issues. This roundtable discussion will focus on the areas they are investing in, such as education, health, reintegrating veterans, engaging employees, and at-risk youth, and solutions they can join together to find. “

The conference will be held at the New York Stock Exchange in New York City, Monday February 24, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The event is limited to CECP CEO’s only, who are encouraged to RSVP today.

The day will include the announcement and award presentation of the corporate winners of the Excellence Awards. CECP’s Excellence Awards are among the most coveted awards in the field, drawing an extraordinary pool of applicants each year. Presented annually since 2000, these awards are juried by an independent Selection Committee that is comprised of representatives from across sectors and measured against the Standards of Excellence including Partnership, Innovation, Commitment to Measurement and CEO Leadership. The awards provide the leading case studies of corporate societal engagement.

In recognition of the occasion, CECP members will ring The Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange and the Empire State Building will be lit in CECP blue. 

Previous Board of Boards speakers include:

Angela Ahrendts, former CEO, Burberry Group plc
Lloyd C. Blankfein, Chairman and CEO, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO,
Tom Brokaw, NBC
Ursula Burns, Chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman, Nestlé
H.E. Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Former President of Brazil
David Cote, Chairman and CEO, Honeywell
Daniel L. Doctoroff, CEO, Bloomberg L.P.
Hikmet Ersek, President and CEO, Western Union
Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO, Nissan Motor Company and Renault SA
William D. Green, Chairman, Accenture
Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO, GE
Klaus Kleinfeld, CEO, Alcoa Inc.
Karim Khoja, CEO, Roshan
Shelly Lazarus, Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather
Bob Moritz, Senior Partner, PWC
Indra K. Nooyi, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo
James Prokopanko, President and CEO, The Mosaic Company
Ken Powell, CEO, General Mills, Inc.
Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President, and CEO, IBM Corporation
Charlie Rose, PBS
Andrew Witty, CEO, GSK

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About CECP

CECP draws together and empowers senior executives of the world’s leading companies to achieve unprecedented progress on societal challenges while driving business performance. Through high-powered connectivity and the platform to multiply investments in solving the world’s most pressing issues, CECP is an irreplaceable tool catalyzing the forces that drive big change. CECP is a global nonprofit organization that partners with the world’s leading CEOs and companies, counting more than 150 affiliated at the CEO level and 50 at the company level. For more information visit CECP.CO.