CEF research focuses on producing practical takeaways and actionable insights for senior executives leading the execution of sustainability strategies in large corporations. Our methodology combines analysis of existing published research coupled with original research based on executives’ real-world experience on what has actually worked—and what hasn’t. Findings are delivered to members in various formats, including comprehensive reports, white papers, briefing memos, meeting summaries, and a monthly CEF Research Digest.
The CEF research team has strong experience in top-rated business research as well as executive-level experience in running businesses. Research efforts are guided by the CEF Advisory Board and Leadership Council, which include world-renowned management experts and seasoned executives from the Global 500. This combination of thought leadership and operational experience is a key reason for the recognition given to CEF as well as its predecessor organizations run by the Sand Hill Group.
CEF members have full access to the archive of all research and publications in the CEF Member Center.
Selected publications are made publicly available, including those listed below.