Initiative on Corporate Philanthropy: Research

The Conference Board Research

As part of its Initiative on Corporate Philanthropy, The Conference Board conducts benchmarking and topical research. Recent publications include:  

The Conference Board Research Working Groups

Executives from across industries address current and emerging business issues, producing a comprehensive report with detailed findings, conclusions and actionable recommendations.

Measuring the Impact of Corporate Social Investments

Corporate Philanthropy with a Global Footprint (2012)

Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP)

After 50 years of producing an annual corporate contributions survey, in 2012 The Conference Board joined forces with the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP), a CEO membership organization focused on raising the level and quality of corporate philanthropy, to execute a single survey to capture the full scope and scale of corporate contributions. 

Getting Involved

The Conference Board is committed supporting its members dedicated to corporate citizenship and philanthropy. For additional information about our Initiative, please contact:

Matteo Tonello, Managing Director, Research, Corporate Leadership, at
+1 212.339.0335 or

Alex Parkinson, Research Associate, Corporate Leadership, at +1 212.339.0382 or

Giving Thoughts Blog

Giving Thoughts Blog The Giving Thoughts Blog is updated weekly with news, thought pieces, Q&As and guest posts from The Conference Board experts, and external contributors.

Initiative on Sustainability
Benchmarking Corporate Philanthropy

Giving in Numbers: 2014 Edition analyzes giving trends by 261 of the world's largest companies.

Download the complimentary report here