Nearly 30 Leading CEOs and Companies Join the Ranks of CECP, The CEO Force for Good

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Dec 19, 2013 4:30 PM ET

New York, NY, December 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ — Twenty nine of the world’s leading CEOs and companies in 2013 joined CECP, a coalition of CEOs united in the belief that societal improvement is an essential measure of business performance. These CEOs and companies work with CECP to elevate their societal investment strategies and connect them to their core business, as they are a direct line to employee engagement, innovation, customers, new markets, stronger brands, and sustainability, as well as mitigating risk and building trust. CECP convenes and supports CEOs, whose companies committed $14 billion last year to solving pressing community challenges. 

“These CEOs and companies demonstrate that effective and innovative solutions to business challenges can be found through close ties to the community,” stated Daryl Brewster, CEO, CECP. “CECP was founded 15 years ago by Paul Newman and other business leaders with the premise that CEOs should be a ‘force for good in society.’ We stand by that idea today, along with 150 leading CEOs who are using the scope and scale of their businesses to make progress on the world’s most urgent concerns.”

“I joined CECP because I recognize the value of working with my CEO peers to address pressing societal issues, as solutions will come from many different actors with unique resources,” stated Douglas Baker, Chairman and CEO, Ecolab. “Alone, we cannot find solutions to the world’s toughest challenges, but together, we will make the difference.”


CECP is pleased to welcome 10 CEOs new to CECP in 2013. They include:

  • Sheri McCoy, Avon Products, Inc.
  • Mike Gregoire, CA Technologies
  • Bill Goodwyn, Discovery Education
  • Douglas Baker, Ecolab
  • Deanna Mulligan, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
  • Gordon Nixon, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Mike Polk, Newell Rubbermaid Inc.
  • Russ Girling, TransCanada Corporation
  • Scott Davis, UPS
  • Bill McNabb, Vanguard

In addition, CECP welcomes 8 CEOs who are new to their roles, but whose companies have long been a part of CECP. 

  • Ryan Lance, ConocoPhillips
  • Jacques Brand, Deutsche Bank
  • Steven Swartz, Hearst Corporation
  • Bruce Broussard, Humana Inc
  • Alex Gorsky, Johnson & Johnson
  • Joseph Sullivan, Legg Mason, Inc.
  • Yasuyuki Sugiura, Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
  • John Fallon, Pearson plc

CECP Companies:

The following 11 corporations recently joined CECP at the company level:

  • Adobe
  • Autodesk
  • CSAA Insurance Group
  • DTE Energy Company
  • PPL Corporation
  • RBS Citizens
  • Southwest Airlines Co.
  • Symantec Corporation
  • Toshiba America, Inc.
  • Under Armour, Inc.
  • Union Pacific Corporation

Through networking, collaboration, one-on-one support, measurement, and research, CECP supports leaders and community investment teams within companies to make an impact on both the communities around them and their bottom lines. 

For a complete listing of CEOs engaged in CECP, download the CECP CEOs and companies roster at


About CECP: The CEO Force for Good
CECP draws together and empowers CEOs who believe societal improvement is an essential measure of business performance. Through convenings and thought leadership, CECP fosters collaboration among Fortune 500 companies striving to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems through the skills and resources of their companies. CECP, a global nonprofit organization, counts more than 150 affiliated at the CEO level and 50 at the company level. Companies affiliated with CECP together have more than $6.5 trillion in annual revenue and more than 14.5 million employees, and invest more than $14 billion annually in cash and non-cash in the communities around them. For more information visit