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CLICK HERE TO BECOME A 2018 FORTUNE CEO INITIATIVE MEMBER

THE CEO INITIATIVE: DOING WELL BY DOING GOOD

In 2017 Fortune and Time launched an important new initiative for the CEOs of companies committed to addressing major social issues as part of their core business strategies. The CEO Initiative—which convened September 25, 2017, in New York City— will build upon the efforts we launched last year at a landmark meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, while also tapping into the impact of Fortune’s “Change the World” list of companies that are “doing well by doing good.”

Most can agree that injecting purpose into the core of your business strategy is a key success factor for modern companies. It’s critical to your company’s ability to attract and motivate the best talent, it deepens bonds with consumers, and it serves as a steadying keel for corporate reputation in an era when the winds of social media can change at a moment’s notice. Moreover, it’s increasingly clear that governments alone are incapable of solving the most intractable challenges, making the role of the private sector more important than ever.

What’s less obvious—and the area to which The CEO Initiative is most directly dedicated—is how to undertake this task most effectively. It is not about charity nor is it about “CSR” in the traditional sense; rather, it starts with identifying the power of your company to address critical unmet needs, harnessing that power comprehensively and authentically, and calling attention to the good your business is doing in the world.

The CEO Initiative brought together the CEOs of some of the world’s most enlightened companies to exchange best practices and leadership techniques, develop actionable solutions, and track tangible progress. In addition, Fortune and Time will leverage our media platforms to spotlight worthy examples of corporate leadership at our September 25 meeting, as celebrated in our 2017 “Change the World” list—which this year will be featured in a special double issue of Fortune. Participation is by invitation and non-transferable, with each CEO member invited to bring with them one accompanying executive.

Agenda

All items are in Europe/London time. Click on the agenda items to find out more.
EVENT DAY
Monday 26 Oct, 2020
9:00 AM
OPENING SESSIONS: LEADING WITH PURPOSE
9:00 AM
OPENING SESSIONS: LEADING WITH PURPOSE
9 - 9:30 AM
THE SOCIALLY ENGAGED BUSINESS
9:30 - 9:55 AM
THE ROLE OF THE CEO
9:55 - 10:25 AM
LEADING THE WAY TO INCLUSIVE PROSPERITY
10:25 - 10:40 AM
UPDATE ON GROUP ACTION ON HEALTH
10:40 - 11:00 AM
BREAK AND NETWORKING
11 AM - 12:20 PM
MORNING WORKING SESSIONS
12:20 - 12:30 PM
MOVE TO LUNCH AND TOWN HALL DISCUSSION
12:30 - 2:20 PM
LUNCH AND TOWN HALL DISCUSSION
2:20 - 2:30 PM
MOVE TO AFTERNOON WORKING SESSIONS
2:30 - 3:50 PM
AFTERNOON WORKING SESSIONS
3:50 - 4:10 PM
BREAK
4:10 - 4:40 PM
THE ROLE FOR BUSINESS IN THE 21ST CENTURY
4:40 - 5:45 PM
WORKING SESSION REPORTS FROM CO-CHAIRS
5:45 PM
COCKTAIL RECEPTION
6:45 PM
DINNER AND SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER
9:00 PM
CLOSE

Venue

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park
2 West Street New York, NY 10004 212-344-0800 http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/new-york/battery-park