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. Click here to apply to become a member.

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. The next Fortune CEO Initiative Annual Meeting will be held in New York City on June 10-11, 2019. Click here to see our 2019 meeting themes.

Participation is by invitation only, and benefits of membership in the CEO Initiative will extend beyond the annual meeting. Click here to review the membership benefits.


At the 2018 Fortune CEO Initiative Annual Meeting
Weight Watchers International CEO Mindy Grossman.
Levi Strauss CEO Chip Berg.
Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative
Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Acumen CEO Jacqueline Novogratz with Zurich Insurance North America CEO Kathleen Savio