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The CEO’s Challenge: Balancing Expectations of Consumers and Investors

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By Margaret Coady

Should large companies help address societal issues? It's an age-old question that even today continues to be a  subject of lively debate for the private sector. A company’s investors might advocate that the company leave progress on societal issues to government and nonprofits, opting for a bare-minimum scenario in which businesses do little more than pay taxes, obey the law, and pass all profits to shareholders.

CECP Releases Board of Boards CEO Conference Executive Summary

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On International Corporate Philanthropy Day, the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) gathered industry leading CEOs at The McGraw-Hill Companies for the 6th Annual Board of Boards CEO Conference.  In a discussion moderated by Charlie Rose, panelists Indra K. Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, and Bill Green, Chairman of Accenture, discussed Sustainable Value Creation strategies with their peers. CECP has now released the Executive Report around the key ideas discussed at the conference.

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On International Corporate Philanthropy Day, the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) gathered industry leading CEOs at The McGraw-Hill Companies for the 6th Annual Board of Boards CEO Conference.  In a discussion moderated by Charlie Rose, panelists Indra K. Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, and Bill Green, Chairman of Accenture, discussed Sustainable Value Creation strategies with their peers. CECP has now released the Executive Report around the key ideas discussed at the conference.

Ringing in International Corporate Philanthropy Day at the NYSE

CECP rings the Opening Bell
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Alison P. Rose, Manager of Standards and measurement at the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) writes in the CECP blog about her experience ringing the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange with other senior corporate giving professionals in celebration of International Corporate Philanthropy Day (ICPD).  ICPD is a global advocacy day created to mobilize the business community and others with a stake in the positive role that companies play in helping to address pressing societal problems.   It’s a day of sharing best practices, communicating progress on established programs, forging new partnerships, and recognizing the importance of collectively addressing the pressing challenges of today—and tomorrow.

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Alison P. Rose, Manager of Standards and measurement at the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) writes in the CECP blog about her experience ringing the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange with other senior corporate giving professionals in celebration of International Corporate Philanthropy Day (ICPD).  ICPD is a global advocacy day created to mobilize the business community and others with a stake in the positive role that companies play in helping to address pressing societal problems.   It’s a day of sharing best practices, communicating progress on established programs, forging new partnerships, and recognizing the importance of collectively addressing the pressing challenges of today—and tomorrow.

Corporate Philanthropy

Creating Shared Value
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By Emily Drew, Chamber BCLC researcher and writer

“What keeps you awake at night?”  Charlie Moore asks business leaders this question to help guide them to meaningful philanthropy.  The answers vary, he says. 

For some it’s education.  Others are concerned about literacy or financial literacy, water, or hunger.  CEOs—like many people—worry about the world now and then, he notes.  Unlike most people, they have major resources to address the monsters in the closet.

International Corporate Philanthropy Day (ICPD): A Call for Cross-Sector Partnership

The CECP Blog - Post by Charles Moore
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Charles Moore, Executive Director of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) writes in the CECP blog about the celebration of International Corporate Philanthropy Day, a global advocacy day created to mobilize the business community and others with a stake in the positive role that companies play in helping to address pressing societal problems.   It’s a day of sharing best practices, communicating progress on established programs, forging new partnerships, and recognizing the importance of collectively addressing the pressing challenges of today—and tomorrow.

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Charles Moore, Executive Director of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) writes in the CECP blog about the celebration of International Corporate Philanthropy Day, a global advocacy day created to mobilize the business community and others with a stake in the positive role that companies play in helping to address pressing societal problems.   It’s a day of sharing best practices, communicating progress on established programs, forging new partnerships, and recognizing the importance of collectively addressing the pressing challenges of today—and tomorrow.

Jean Case: Doing Well by Doing Good --Celebrating International Corporate Philanthropy Day

Guest Blog post for the CECP Blog
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I’ve long been a believer that the corporate sector has the potential to play a key—indeed, essential—role in addressing complex social problems. As creators of new products and markets, companies play a vital role in our nation’s success, creating jobs and ensuring our competitiveness. But the corporate role doesn’t stop there. Companies also play a critical role in the development of communities, and in tackling social challenges.
 

Global Philanthropy Event to Boost Funding for Education

Special ECOSOC Event on ICPD to Strengthen Partnership between UN and Philanthropies and Help Stay the Course on Achieving the Education for All agenda
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Four hundred philanthropists, corporate and civil society leaders will meet today from 3:00 to 6:00 pm in
the General Assembly Hall at United Nations Headquarters to share best practices and lessons to boost
global private funding for the education of girls and boys at a time when most countries are implementing
austerity measures in the aftermath of the economic and financial crisis.

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Four hundred philanthropists, corporate and civil society leaders will meet today from 3:00 to 6:00 pm in
the General Assembly Hall at United Nations Headquarters to share best practices and lessons to boost
global private funding for the education of girls and boys at a time when most countries are implementing
austerity measures in the aftermath of the economic and financial crisis.

Business CEOs Gather for International Corporate Philanthropy Day

CECP convenes global leaders in New York to mobilize business around relevant societal issues in a way that is simultaneously good for the corporate bottom line and for society
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Today, leading companies and organizations around the world recognize International Corporate Philanthropy Day (ICPD), an international advocacy day, now in its 8th year, which mobilizes the business community to share best practices, develop partnerships, and engage with employees and other stakeholders for more strategic and effective societal investments.

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Today, leading companies and organizations around the world recognize International Corporate Philanthropy Day (ICPD), an international advocacy day, now in its 8th year, which mobilizes the business community to share best practices, develop partnerships, and engage with employees and other stakeholders for more strategic and effective societal investments.

International Corporate Philanthropy Day is February 28, 2011

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Every year, CECP leads an international advocacy event, International Corporate Philanthropy Day (ICPD), held this year on February 28, 2011.  

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Every year, CECP leads an international advocacy event, International Corporate Philanthropy Day (ICPD), held this year on February 28, 2011.  

Western Union CEO, Hikmet Ersek, Develops Partnership with the United Nations to Advance the Millenium Development Goals

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In celebration of International Corporate Philanthropy Day, Ersek will make a special announcement about Western Union’s partnership with the United Nations to advance the Millennium Development Goals, particularly those aimed at reducing poverty and providing universal education.

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In celebration of International Corporate Philanthropy Day, Ersek will make a special announcement about Western Union’s partnership with the United Nations to advance the Millennium Development Goals, particularly those aimed at reducing poverty and providing universal education.

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