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Purpose-driven organizations

Corporate responsibility is no longer a "nice to have." It’s a fundamental part of doing business today. In episode four, we continue our conversation with Daryl Brewster, CEO of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP), who discusses purpose-driven companies and the competitive advantage of giving back.

Purpose-driven organizations

Daryl Brewster, CEO of CECP, on purpose-driven organizations

Daryl Brewster spoke with Deloitte Advisory’s Mike Kearney about the mission of CECP, a for-purpose organization where he serves as CEO, and the fundamental importance of corporate social responsibility.

CECP is a coalition of CEOs from more than 200 leading global companies. Their belief—and their mission—is that companies should be a force for good in society. The win-win? Doing good can also be good for business. It can help build brand, engage employees, and identify new markets.

There’s nothing wrong with making money. But how can you leave the world a better place?

Daryl also discussed:

  • The need to balance countervailing forces. The importance for organizations to address short-term pressures while still working toward long-term goals.
  • Advice to Millennials entering the workforce. Build a strong foundation, figure out your passions, and live a life of honor.
  • The attributes of a resilient leader. Someone who can lead and deliver, envisioning a better future and then making it happen. Because if you can’t show results, you won’t be a leader for long.

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Daryl Brewster, in a Wall Street Journal article speaks about his role as the CEO of Krispy Kreme.

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