Giving in Numbers: 2019 Edition
CECP’s Giving in Numbers is the unrivaled leader in benchmarking on corporate social investments. It is the premier industry survey on data insights and trends, providing standard-setting criteria in a go-to guide that has defined the field. The report covers cash and in-kind/product grant making, employee volunteerism and giving, and impact measurement.
CECP found in their annual: that companies have risen to elevated expectations and heightened community needs. With the growing recognition that companies must respond to the needs of their significant shareholders, companies are increasing international giving, measuring the business value of community investments, and offering flexible volunteer opportunities for employees. Highlights of this year’s report include:
·Total giving grew for almost six out of 10 companies from 2016-2018, with the median total giving increased by 11%.
·Total international giving grew by nearly 10%.
·The Healthcare industry drove the largest share of aggregate increase in total giving for the third year in a row.
·For the first time, the Giving in Numbers Survey asked for data on the number of annual hours that companies are offering employees, which in 2018 was 20 hours on average.
Access to benchmarking data allows companies to enhance strategy and make the business case for further investment in society. CECP has the largest data set in the industry, sourced from more than 500 multi-billion-dollar companies over nearly 15 years, representing more than $250 billion in corporate social investments.
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