Business Roundtable CEOs are responding to COVID-19 Learn More

Business Roundtable CEOs Are Responding to COVID-19

The CEOs of America's leading companies recognize the magnitude of the COVID-19 crisis and are focused on ways to support employees, customers, communities and the country.

Business Roundtable members are identifiying numerous ways to help address the public health crisis and economic impact while coordinating efforts with the U.S. government at the federal, state and local levels.

Business Roundtable formed a CEO COVID-19 Task Force dedicated to the crisis. The CEO COVID-19 Task Force is co-chaired by Arne Sorenson, President and CEO of Marriott International, Inc. and Lance M. Fritz, Chairman, President and CEO of Union Pacific. The Task Force is sharing information among members about the collective response of business. The Task Force is also focused on policies that support the safety and livelihood of workers while sustaining essential operations.

CEO Response

NASDAQ CEO: The system is resilient

Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky on human trials for COVID-19 vaccine

President & CEO of Land O’Lakes Beth Ford talks food production in the US during COVID-19

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins discusses how Webex video-calling services is helping during COVID-19

Qualcomm CEO on coronavirus impact on importance of 5G connectivity during COVID-19

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on how the company is assisting in coronavirus fallout

Boston Consulting Group CEO Rich Lesser on how they are helping companies navigating coronavirus

Mark Sutton joined CNBC 's Squawk Box this morning to discuss International Paper's critical role in keeping the global supply chain moving during the COVID-19 pandemic

FedEx CEO Fred Smith on private sector stepping up during COVID-19

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson on how internet providers are helping with connectivity during COVID-19

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson's interview on COVID-19's impact on hospitality industry

Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey on Coronavirus

Chevron CEO Mike Wirth on COVID-19

Dow Expands Hand Sanitizer Production to Fight Coronavirus

Johnson & Johnson CEO announces vaccine candidate with high degree of probability

Johnson & Johnson CEO on how close company is to coronavirus vaccine

Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine could scale up to a billion doses by end of 2021: CEO

Land O'Lakes CEO: Coronavirus causing 'tremendous volatility' in commodities

Cigna CEO David Cordani Speaks with CNBC’s Bertha Coombs on “Squawk on the Street” Today

Abbott Labs CEO says rapid coronavirus tests prioritized for frontline workers


Business Roundtable CEOs are leading their companies through this difficult, unprecedented time period. While all stakeholders are top of mind, CEOs are especially focused on their employees, customers, communities and their small and medium size business suppliers. 

Read what business is doing:

Anthem: Waives cost share for COVID-19 treatment

Home Depot: Adjusts store hours to support customers and staff

AT&T: Commits $5.5 million to provide support, including meals, for first responders fighting COVID-19

Ford Motor Company: Initiates donation match, new virtual opportunities for employees to help fight COVID-19

Goldman Sachs: Commits $300 million to support communities and small business

IBM: Offers “Watson assistant for citizens” to provide responses to COVID-19 questions

Mallinckrodt: Begins pilot trial of high-dose inhaled nitric oxide therapy for COVID-19 infection

Micron: Ensures tech-based infrastructure needs are met, as many Americans transition to remote work

Home Depot: Updates safety measures, expands benefits for associates

Kaiser Permanente: Launches educational campaign to help stop spread of COVID-19

PepsiCo: Commits more than $45 million to combat the impacts of COVID-19, providing vital local humanitarian support and distributing more than 50 million nutritious meals worldwide

IBM: Connects volunteers with scientists seeking potential COVID-19 treatments

ExxonMobil: Expedites medical innovation for personal protective equipment in partnership with the Global Center for Medical Innovation

SAP: Commits to remaining a trusted partner during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

Pfizer: Activates to support health systems, first responders and patients amid COVID-19 pandemic in partnership with Merck and Eli Lily

Chipotle: Thanks Healthcare Heroes with Free Meals

Oracle: Records effectiveness of COVID-19 drugs with Therapeutic Learning System

Cognizant: Commits $10 million to support communities worldwide impacted by COVID-19

Verisk: Uses the AIR Global Pandemic Model to project COVID-19 cases and deaths globally and provide insights on the spread and severity of the disease—reducing uncertainty and providing actionable data analytics

UPS: Mobilizes against coronavirus in collaboration with global customers and U.S. agencies

Walmart: Launches “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” early to support COVID-19 relief efforts

State Farm: Joins the fight against food insecurity in Atlanta during COVID-19 crisis

Boeing: Using 3D printing to manufacture face shields

CVS Health: Supports community and employee needs amid COVID-19 pandemic with $1 million in new investments

Walmart: Makes key services completely contact-free in light of coronavirus concerns

Johnson & Johnson: Commits $50 million to support frontline. health workers fighting COVID-19

Sempra Energy: Warns customers about the rise of utility scams during COVID-19

SAP: Maintains support of supply chain operations during COVID-19 pandemic

Steelcase: Commits to supply critical medical PPE equipment needs

ExxonMobil: Helping meet demand for critical products like medical hand sanitizers

Cigna: Waives customer cost-sharing for COVID-19 treatment and deploys clinical teams to increase virtual care capacity

United Airlines: Pledges aircraft to deliver medical supplies throughout the world

AT&T: Offers free telehealth services in partnership with VitalTech

3M: Supports efforts to curb pandemic profiteers

Western Union: Expands its digital services during COVID-19 pandemic

Abbott: Launches molecular point-of-care test to detect novel coronavirus in as little as five minutes

American Airlines: Supports COVID-19 relief efforts through $1 million commitment to the American Red Cross

Caterpillar: Commits $8.5 million to global COVID-19 response efforts

3M: Partners with Ford to increase production of air purifying respirators

Cisco: Commits $225 million to global COVID-19 response

United Airlines: Donates Advertising Space to UNICEF Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Ford Motor Company: Partners with GE to produce 50,000 ventilators in Michigan in next 100 days to help coronavirus patients

General Motors Company: Collaborating with Ventech to increase production of ventilators

Hanes Brands: Retrofitting facilities to produce medical masks to fight spread of COVID-19

Boeing: Working with the government to use the Dreamliner, one of the largest cargo carriers in the world, to transport critical supplies

AT&T: Creates $10 million fund to support parents, teachers and students throughout COVID-19 school closures

Walmart: Takes additional steps to protect the health and safety of associates

AK Steel: Implements worker safety program during COVID-19 pandemic

Bayer: Partners with U.S. government on donating 3 million tablets of Resochin as a potential COVID-19 treatment

CVS Health: Provides bonuses, adds benefits, hires 50,000 workers

Ford Motor Company: Works with 3M, GE, UAW to speed production of respirators and ventilators for healthcare workers and patients

Medtronic: Continues to increase ventilator production to address COVID-19 pandemic

Anthem: Contributes $1 million to Indianapolis Chamber Rapid Response Loan Fund to assist small businesses affected by coronavirus pandemic

Mallinckrodt: Works with FDA to explore the use of inhaled nitric oxide to treat COVID-19

Citi: Provides $15 million to support COVID-19 related relief efforts globally

Apple: Releases new COVID-19 app and website based on CDC guidance

Bank of America: Commits $100 million in support of communities around the world impacted by coronavirus pandemic

Verisk: Monitors the retail landscape for Coronavirus scammers targeting vulnerable consumers, protecting them against illegal online pharmacies, charity fraud, and more

Steelcase: Explores production of medical masks, partitions and other equipment for healthcare environments

Dow: Commits $3 million to COVID-19 relief efforts and ramps up hand sanitizer production

Walmart: Announces Special Cash Bonuses and Early Payment of Bonuses for Hourly Associates

Cisco: Supports communities, businesses health workers and governments to reduce the impact of COVID-19

FOX: Ensures free Coronavirus updates are broadly available across its 29 locally operated stations

CVS Health: Awarding bonuses to employees who assist customers and patients

IBM: Using supercomputers to help fight virus in coordination with the U.S. government

CVS Health: Opens COVID-19 testing site in Massachusetts

3M: Operating at maximum production to produce 35 million respirators per month

S&P Global: Announces $2 Million donation to support COVID-19 response efforts

PepsiCo: Providing additional compensation to U.S. frontline employees

Walmart: Offers parking lots for COVID-19 testing to serve first responders and healthcare workers

Kaiser Permanente: Launches first COVID-19 vaccine trial

Wells Fargo: Announces $6.25 million donation to support domestic and global COVID-19 response

BP: Commits $2 million to WHO’s COVID-19 pandemic response fund

Johnson & Johnson: Expands partnership with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to accelerate COVID-19 treatments

Mastercard: Contributing $25 million to speed development and access to COVID-19 therapies

UPS: Supports the regular operation of drive-up Coronavirus community-based testing sites in several cities

Walmart: Commits $25 million to global COVID-19 response effort

ADP: Provides resources on how to effectively manage a remote workforce

CVS Health: Waives charges and co-pays for medications and testing

Amazon: Provides employees and contractors extra time off with pay, and establishes a $25 million relief fund

Citi: Provides assistance to customers and small businesses, including waived fees and extended banker availability

3M: Increases production of medical supplies to fight COVID-19 outbreak

Home Depot: Established a Task Force to Establish Precautions For Stores, Associates, Products and Deliveries

Cigna: Waives Costs of COVID-19 Testing

Abbott: Offers resources for bolstering your immune system during COVID-19

Ford Motor Company: Helps Coronavirus containment efforts by temporarily suspending European production

Altec: Accommodates workers who need to care for family members because of COVID-19

PwC: Offers the option to work from home to reduce the spread of COVID-19

SAP: Provides enhanced visibility and access to alternative sources of supply in affected supply chains

American Airlines: Waives change some fees for customers who had trips booked during COVID-19 outbreak

Salesforce: Donates $1.5 million to the City of San Francisco's emergency response fund for the Coronavirus

Western Union: Announces $1 million global matching challenge to help fight COVID-19

Edison International: Suspends service disconnections for nonpayment as part of its COVID-19 response

Kaiser Permanente: Supports COVID-19 response for U.S. homeless population

Cigna: Donates $300,000 to help those impacted by COVID-19

Apple: Supports employees through continued pay and expanded leave policies

Johnson & Johnson: Implements robust continuity plans to ensure patients, customers and consumers are protected

Southern Company: Ensures customers' safe and reliable service will continue throughout coronavirus pandemic

Comcast: Offers free internet to low-income consumers

Duke Energy: Implements additional steps to protect customers and employees during virus pandemic

USAA: Donates $1 million to San Antonio nonprofits to support COVID-19 response

Citi: Provides $15 million to support COVID-19 related relief efforts globally

Best Buy: Offers paid leave, salary increases amid COVID-19

Ford Motor Company: Reduces North America production to help keep workforce safe and boost COVID-19 containment efforts

Ford Motor Company: Offers assistance to customers during the COVID-19 outbreak

CVS Health: Explains that social distancing works

Home Depot: Extends employees' paid time off in response to COVID-19

Cigna: Eases hospital administration by accelerating patient transfers

Comcast: Announces comprehensive COVID-19 response to keep Americans connected to the internet

Edison International: Pledges $1 million to California community-based organizations facing economic hardships because of COVID-19

Citi: Suspends stock repurposes to maintain ability to serve clients

Cisco: Offers free video conferencing solutions and security solutions to practice social distancing

Accenture: Helps influx of individuals working from home through report on productivity in the digital workplace

Cigna: Offers free home delivery of up to 90-day supply for prescription maintenance medications

Alliant Energy: Postpones non-essential work to maintain a healthy workforce

Bristol Myers Squibb: Requires many staff to work remotely to reduce the risk of spread of Coronavirus

Vistra Energy: Waives late fees for customers facing economic hardship related to Coronavirus

State Farm: Encourages working from home and social distancing to stop the spread of COVID-19

Blackstone: Pledges $1 million to support novel coronavirus relief efforts

Best Buy: Educates on phishing scams and other cybercrimes to protect consumers

Bayer: Donates 1 million euros for hospitals in Lombardy

American Express: Launches donation matching program of up to $1 millionto help feed local communities impacted by COVID-19

Ford Motor Company: Directs more than $500,000 to support delivery of food to senior citizens and thousands of children who do not have access to school meals

Target: Announces dedicated shopping hours for vulnerable customers

AT&T: Deploys FirstNet at no additional charge to support quarantine zones, airports and other public safety centers

Southern Company: Invests $1 million in Georgia state recovery efforts

General Motors: Enhances protections for manufacturing and warehouse workers

CVS Health: Facilitates drive-through testing

Anthem: Donates $2 million to local Boys and Girls Clubs to distribute meals to children and families in need

Marriott: Offers customers flexibility with changes to the cancellation and reservation policies during COVID-19

Goldman Sachs: Donates 150,000 protective masks in New York State and the UK's National Health Service

Ford Motor Company: Launches new 'Built to Lend a Hand,' providing new car buyers peace of mind with up to six months of payment relief

Abbott: Launches test to detect novel coronavirus

Bechtel: Donates 7,500 respirator masks to hospitals and a fire department in Texas, Louisiana and Pennsylvania

Medtronic: Commits to $1.2 million donation to Coronavirus relief efforts worldwide

Dell: Donates $3 million in domestic in-kind technology to meet community needs and help front-line organizations contain COVID-19 globally

Johnson & Johnson: Announces partnership with BIDMC to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine development

Ford Motor Company: Launches an emergency aid program with the United Negro College Fund to help students with financial difficulties at historically black colleges and universities get home following sudden school closures

Metlife: Announces $1 million donation to food banks to help those impacted by Coronavirus

American Electric Power: Commits to slowing the spread of COVID-19

Sempra Energy: Suspends service disconnections for nonpayment as part of its Coronavirus response

Pfizer: Announces the development of potential COVID-19 vaccine with BioNTech

Anthem: Waives cost share for telehealth visits

UPS: Expands response to novel coronavirus, including more than $6 million in donations to United Nations agencies

Kaiser Permanente: Contributes $1 million to 10 leading public health organizations to strengthen U.S. public health infrastructure

Moody’s: Launches a dedicated Coronavirus resources website to understand the financial implications of the outbreak

Southern Company: Pledges $1 million to support Alabama COVID-19 efforts

Aflac: Offers more paid leave, waves copays and increases telecommuting

Pfizer: Creates five-point plan to help scientists rapidly develop COVID-19 vaccines and therapies

CVS Health: Opens COVID-19 testing site in Massachusetts

UPS: Airlifts more than 2 million masks and protective gear to China