NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CECP, in association with The Conference Board, is celebrating the launch of the 17th annual Giving in Numbers Survey. In the largest, most robust, industry-leading and internationally recognized research of corporate social engagement of its kind, the survey is open through March 30, 2018 to companies with revenues of US $2 billion or more, including companies not yet affiliated with CECP or The Conference Board. CECP: The CEO Force for Good is a coalition of more than 200 of the world’s largest companies that represent $6.4 trillion in revenues, $18.4 billion in social investment, and 13.6 million employees.
“As much-needed sources of community stability, corporations rely on data-driven societal engagement strategies to assess how they can effectively harness their resources to solve the world’s most pressing challenges,” said Daryl Brewster, CEO, CECP. “The Giving in Numbers Survey offers corporate leaders the tools to evaluate the scope and scale of their community investments and helps advance the field of strategic corporate citizenship.”
“In the past year, the corporate sector’s response to a range of social issues has become a critical part of restoring trust and confidence in the business sector,” said Jonathan Spector, CEO, The Conference Board. “The corporate citizenship and philanthropy industry relies on robust measurement and analysis to advance the practice and to ensure the largest companies are leading the way in terms of responsible business. There is no better tool than the Giving in Numbers survey.”
Each year, the Giving in Numbers survey offers CECP an unequaled opportunity to thoughtfully review the funds, resources, and skills that companies invest globally to address and meet community needs. Last year, 258 companies, including 67 of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500, submitted data on their corporate giving and employee engagement programs, including cash and non-cash contributions, cause areas of allocation, and employee and stakeholder engagement. In 2018, CECP will be monitoring trends related to non-cash social investments as an indicator of deeper integration of social value generation into business strategy, as well as tracking any changes in the proportion of matching employee giving within corporate social investments overall, noting that leading companies have continued to transform their approach to human capital.
The survey results, analyzed by CECP’s Data Insights team, is used to develop the seminal yearly report Giving in Numbers, published by CECP, in association with The