A Deeper Look at CECP's Investing in Society: Priorities
Investing in Society, CECP’s recently launched compendium of data, research, and case studies illustrates innovations in corporate efforts to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Divided into five sections – Priorities, Performance, People, Planet, and Policies – the collection of insights offers a far-reaching assessment of what leading companies are doing in each of the five focus areas.
In the Priorities section, CECP asks, “How are CEOs and the C-Suite infusing the needs of the stakeholder— including communities, customers, employees, and investors—into core business strategies?”
Investing in Society offers several powerful examples of how leading CEOs and their companies have been taking public stands on issues that they – and their stakeholders – care about most deeply, including:
- Companies are seeking long-term strategies but face short-term pressures: 87% of CEOs consider that most financial pressures happen in 2 years or less.
- Sixty percent of CEOs feel equipped or well-equipped to meet expectations in the current business and sociopolitical environment. Other CEO bold moves include integrating business values into incentives and committing to public reporting. Read more about Board of Boards and see results of live-polling.
- You Didn’t Learn This in Business School: A Primer for CEO Advocacy
- Around the world, there has been an implosion of trust in institutions, but companies are among the most trusted, with people placing the highest trust in their employer.
Read the full Priorities section at cecp.co/iis/