A Deeper Look at CECP's Investing in Society: People

Aug 28, 2018 11:25 AM ET

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 People section, CECP asks, “How can large corporations maximize societal impact and outcomes through employee engagement and purpose?”

Investing in Society report delves into what actions companies are taking to identify and effectively meet stakeholder needs, and how leading companies are striving to build a better world through business. Examples in this section include:

  • The world’s leading companies continue to increase their corporate societal contributions at a rate of 15% over three years ago. Explore findings from Giving in Numbers, CECP’s go-to resource on benchmarking corporate giving and employee engagement programs.
  • Sixty of the world’s largest companies say they intend to report Total Social Investment using a shared definition by 2020. Read more about good beyond giving in our working paper The S in ESG: New Conclusions.
  • Corporate social engagement programs seeking to impact individual and social objectives in the tech equity space are split among three stages: 1) engagement and exposure to formal learning outcomes that correlate with student progress; 2) rigorous programs that distinguish between equity and equality in education, and 3) talent acquisition through alternative talent pipelines. See the results of our Accelerate findings here.

Read the full People section at cecp.co/iis/