Corporate Eco Forum (CEF) is an elite, invitation-only membership organization comprised of Fortune and Global 500 companies that demonstrate a serious commitment to sustainability as a business strategy issue. Members span two dozen industries with combined revenues over $4 trillion. Our mission is to help accelerate sustainable business innovation by creating the best neutral, safe space for influential business leaders to exchange best-practice insights, build trusted relationships and collaborate to advance progress and drive bold change.
CEF drives year-round senior executive dialogue, supports peer-to-peer learning, and spurs collaborations to advance solutions on the topics our members prioritize. Participants 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, 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.