Investing in Society's Corporate Purpose

By André Solórzano, Senior Manager, Data Insights
Apr 6, 2021 9:30 AM ET

Investing in Society is the authoritative source to assess the corporate sector’s progress toward being increasingly purpose and stakeholder-driven. CECP’s assessment combines rigorous analysis with research, trends, and cases from the ESG landscape, examined through the lens of CECP’s engagements with more than 200 of the world’s leading companies. Investing in Society organizes its insights as a company might in its own scorecard: Priorities, Performance, People, Planet, and Policies (the five “Ps” framework). Investing in Society is the must-read digest for the state of corporate purpose.

New this year!

Past editions of Investing in Society have demonstrated how companies have pivoted their strategies to address the needs of all stakeholders, including employees, customers, communities, suppliers, and investors. In keeping with past years’ five “Ps” framework, this report adds a new assessment of the state of corporate purpose. This year’s edition takes the release to the next level with brand new ESG Factor Analysis. The analysis explores the degree to which financial and ESG metrics are correlated with each other and grouped into factors with common attributes and changes within the five “Ps” framework. For instance, is the Percentage of Women in the Workforce a better predictor of social improvement or better corporate governance? Each section of the report will show the reader which metrics were grouped more strongly into each ESG factor and will also provide an indicator of the corporate sector’s performance on those factors overall. Your company can use these findings to explore which actions have more importance under each ESG factor and may need more engagement and public disclosure.

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