NEW YORK, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CECP: The CEO Force for Good will convene the 2016 CECP Summit: The New Competitive Advantage, bringing together leading practitioners in the field of corporate societal engagement to share powerful insights on trends in corporate societal investing and the business case to advance companies' role as a force for good in society. CECP is a coalition of over 200 Companies and CEOs united in the belief that societal improvement is an essential measure of business performance.
During the two-day event, thought leaders in the field and senior peers in corporate community engagement will explore the gains global companies are seeing–and opportunities for more–as a result of growing societal engagement efforts, including a majority of which that have seen increased attention from investors, as reported in CECP's Giving in Numbers Survey, conducted in association with The Conference Board.
"CECP's leading companies understand that societal engagement is a path to solving pressing business challenges, offering an unmistakable competitive advantage," said Daryl Brewster, CEO, CECP. "As a result of this appreciation, we've watched companies invest more deeply and strategically in society for mutual benefit."
The Summit will include the presentation of the Charles H. Moore Award for Leadership in Corporate Community Engagement, this year awarded to Lance Chrisman, Executive Director, Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc. The "Charlie Award"–named to honor CECP's founding Executive Director–is presented to those individuals who exemplify perseverance in the pursuit of societal advancement, the trait for which Charlie Moore is best known. Lance has worked in and shaped the corporate engagement field for nearly 20 years, and led the Anthem Foundation's commitment to enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals and families in communities that Anthem serves.
"Anthem Foundation is committed to helping create a healthier generation of Americans, and I am privileged to lead that effort," said Lance Chrisman. "It's a true honor to be recognized by CECP for the Charles H. Moore Award in Leadership, however, I am a firm believer that social responsibility is everyone's responsibility, so it's encouraging to see so many CSR peers come together this week. By harnessing the power of our collective resources, we can accomplish great things."
The application for the 2017 Charlie Award is available on the CECP website and is due June 30, 2016. The award will again be presented at the CECP Summit in 2017 to a senior executive in corporate societal engagement, someone who demonstrates a tenure of impact.
CECP is a coalition of CEOs united in the belief that societal improvement is an essential measure of business performance. Founded in 1999 by Paul Newman and other business leaders, CECP has grown to a movement of 150 CEOs of the world's largest companies across all industries. Revenues of engaged companies sum to $7 trillion annually. A nonprofit organization, CECP offers participating companies one-on-one consultation, networking events, exclusive data, media support, and case studies on corporate engagements. For more information, visit http://cecp.co.
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