Corporate Eco Forum (CEF) is an invitation-only forum for senior executives representing large, influential companies that demonstrate a serious commitment to sustainability as core to business strategy. With combined revenues of over $6 trillion, member companies span all major industries and have a global presence. CEF empowers its members to deliver a sustainable future by cultivating a high-trust, neutral space for candid, closed-door, peer-to-peer discussions that catalyze meaningful connections, focused insights, and bold action.
Participants in CEF are largely Chief Sustainability Officers and other C-suite and VP-level executives from a wide variety of functions – Operations, IT, Finance, Supply Chain, R&D– plus Director-level influencers within their organizations.
CEF was founded in 2008 after extensive interviews with over 70 global business leaders revealed the need for a neutral forum for senior executives to speak candidly with their peers on sustainability challenges, best practices and innovation. CEF activities are directed by an Advisory Board and Leadership Council consisting of two dozen thought leaders, policy makers, CEOs, Chief Sustainability Officers and other C- suite executives. Major research reports include “Show Me the Money: Demonstrating Green Business Value to Skeptics” and the September 2009 Harvard Business Review cover story, “Why Sustainability is Now the Key Driver of Innovation”. In 2011, former CEF Chair P.J. Simmons co-authored (with Dan Esty) The Green to Gold Business Playbook: How to Implement Sustainability Practices for Bottom-Line Results in Every Business Function. CEF activities are supported by corporate membership dues.
Companies wishing to be considered as members may request an invitation to membership.