Business as a Platform for Change
The FORTUNE CEO Initiative is a forum for corporate leaders who are committed to addressing major social problems as part of their core business strategies. The Initiative grew out of an historic meeting of 100 CEOs with Pope Francis at the Vatican in December 2016, and is based on a belief that infusing broader purpose into corporate strategies has become increasingly important in attracting and motivating talent, deepening bonds with consumers, steadying corporate reputation in an era of declining trust, and preserving a well-functioning society in a time of political tumult.
Through annual gatherings and participation in action work streams, CEO Initiative members exchange best practices and leadership techniques for addressing key issues, and work to identify opportunities for collective action. Participation is by invitation only, and benefits of membership in the CEO Initiative will extend beyond the annual meeting. Click here to read a compilation of CEO Initiative working group reports from 2020.
Over the course of the past four months, more than 250 leaders participated in the workstreams. Time and again, the conversations in every group circled back to several central themes—purposeful collaboration will be imperative on the path forward, elevating support for diversity and inclusion in the C-suite is imperative, and taking action on climate change is a responsibility no CEO or business leaders can ignore. We are grateful to everyone who participated in these dialogues. Read on for detailed recommendations from each group, along with insights into the ideas that lead to them.
Click here for a compilation of all the reports
Through annual gatherings and participation in action work streams, CEO Initiative members exchange best practices and leadership techniques for addressing key issues, and work to identify opportunities for collective action. Participation is by invitation only, and benefits of membership in the CEO Initiative extend beyond the annual meeting, and includes frequent virtual conversations.
The benefits of membership in the FORTUNE CEO Initiative include:
Participation in ongoing virtual leadership discussions with your fellow CEO Initiative members, and a virtual annual meeting September 13-14, 2021.
Action Work Streams. Participation for you or an appropriate executive in Action Work Streams, including four working group meetings, and a final report. Current areas include: diversity, climate, workforce development, health and well-being, economic inclusion, public–private partnerships.
Complimentary invitations and special opportunities to attend select FORTUNE events for you and executives from your company.
Recognition in FORTUNE Magazine. Fortune will run an editorial report following the conclusion of the CEO Initiative annual meeting which will include a listing of all Members.
Video Interview. The Member will be offered an opportunity to participate in a video interview series by a Fortune staffer, highlighting business with purpose, published on Fortune.com.
Premium-level access across all FORTUNE media platforms. In addition, your membership will include complimentary access to FORTUNE’s new platforms and products including subscriber-only journalism online and in print; an immersive video portal including FORTUNE conferences via live stream or on demand; proprietary research each week; and subscriber-only calls.
The CEO Initiative is developed with the guidance of FORTUNE editors, and the program is tailored with themes and speakers carefully selected to deliver maximum value to participants.
For Speaker Suggestions:
To suggest a speaker for the FORTUNE CEO Initiative, please complete the form at the link below. There are no exact deadlines for speaker submissions.
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Membership in the FORTUNE CEO Initiative is by invitation only, and subject to approval. Registration is non-transferable. The annual membership fee of US $15,000 includes all member benefits. Participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel charges for all events. The staff for the event will provide more information about accommodations.
For Sponsorship Opportunities:
A limited number of corporate sponsors opportunities are available for 2021. Please contact us for more information.
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