The past two years have seen a proliferation of what companies are supposed to focus on—including a long list of social issues and stakeholders. A focus on many of these are necessary for a company and its community’s resilience. But this wide aperture comes at a cost. CEOs and senior corporate leaders can’t focus on everything, all the time, and expect to do well. Sustainable business, ESG, and DEI practices are ways for companies to understand what’s unique, strategic, and sustainable. Companies that focus on what’s unique or material are rewarded by the market. And the ROI on corporate purpose has long been proven. ESG should be not only about avoiding risk, but also helping companies smartly take risks to solve business and societal challenges and make an impact.
CECP CEO Daryl Brewster in conversation with senior leaders at two of our hundreds of companies will bring to the discussion experiences drawn from being the CEO of a consumer products goods company, insights on a DEI and ESG journey from within the company, a synthesis of the practices of nearly 250 global companies, and the largest most historical data set on corporate responsibility.