CECP’s Investing in Society: Focus on Performance

Monday, January 6, 2020
Investing in Society is the must-read source offering practical evidence of the corporate sector’s shift toward being increasingly purpose-driven. Developed from CECP’s premier research on, thought leadership for, and strategic engagements with more than 200 of the world’s largest companies, this digital release brings to light the state of Corporate Purpose in an evidence-based way and assesses Corporate Purpose-driven actions under the categories of PrioritiesPerformancePeoplePlanet, and Policies.

In the Performance section, CECP examines how long-term corporate planning contributes to better financial performance. However, there is no consensus on terms of disclosure of certain metrics.

  • Capital markets react to Long-Term Plans

This report on “The Economic Significance of Long-Term Plans” from the Strategic Investor Initiative explores the implications of short- and long-termism in capital markets

  • Consensus on metrics and stakeholder value is elusive

Embankment Project for Inclusive Capitalism (EPIC) brought asset owners, asset managers, and companies together to identify and create new metrics to measure and demonstrate long-term value.

Corporate leaders turn to Investing in Society as the authoritative source on developments in Corporate Purpose, bolstered by CECP’s insights on the actions that the world’s leading companies are taking to address environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, identify and effectively meet stakeholder needs, and build a better world through business.