Global CEOs convene to discuss solutions to societal challenges while driving business performance
Former Deloitte Global CEO Barry Salzberg honored with 2014 Founders Award
New York, 24 February 2014 – CEOs representing a movement of global senior executives, whose companies have committed more than $14 billion in annual total community investment, will gather today for Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy’s (CECP) 9th annual Board of Boards CEO Roundtable. Fifty Fortune 500 CEOs, including Barry Salzberg, former Deloitte Global CEO, will convene in a closed-door session to explore the shared potential of corporate CEOs to be a force for good in advancing solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.
“The CEOs in attendance at the Board of Boards lead the way in advancing solutions to tough community problems through their investments in the communities around them,” stated Daryl Brewster, CEO, CECP. “They understand their role in setting the tone and pace of community commitments within their companies, and apply the skills and resources of their companies to affect great change.”
In addition to the roundtable discussion, a CECP’s Chairman’s Dinner was held 23 February to acknowledge the commitment and contributions a number of global executives have made to corporate responsibility around the world. Salzberg received the Founders Award 2014 for “leading a company defined by its values of embracing community needs as their own and for creating a culture of pro bono service.”
“It’s an honor to be recognized by CECP with the 2014 Founders Award. CECP’s mission to achieve progress on societal challenges while driving business performance is directly aligned to Deloitte’s key principles,” said Salzberg. “Deloitte is committed to collaborating across sectors, working with governments and businesses to collectively find solutions to society’s toughest challenges.”
The CECP Board of Boards agenda includes panel discussions, company case studies, the presentation of the CECP Excellence Awards, small table conversations on pressing societal issues, and the ringing of The Closing Bell SM of the New York Stock Exchange. The conference is held at the New York Stock Exchange, and event attendance is limited to CECP CEO’s.
CECP, a coalition of CEOs who believe that societal improvement is an essential measure of business performance, was founded 15 years ago by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman and recently recognized by Forbes as a leading convener of “power players” in business, along with Clinton Global Initiative and World Economic Forum.
CEOs at the Board of Boards discussed topics such as employee engagement, education, long-term capitalism, and others issues that leading CEOs know are directly connected to the core business strategy and the progress of the company.
For a full list of speakers, attendees, and other details, please visit: http://cecp.co/BoB
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