Corporate Citizenship Conference Archive
Corporate Citizenship Conferences
2017 - Corporate Citizenship Ecosystems
March 26-28, 2017 | Boston, MA
In the last three decades, the role of a corporate citizenship professional has evolved. While many still operate in small teams, you have become experts at drawing on the ideas and information, expertise, effort, and financial support of your internal and external partners to advance your businesses, your communities, and our world. These networks are part of your broader ecosystem. The ecosystems in which we operate create constraints and offer opportunities—coming from multiple directions and always in flux. These ecosystems were the focus of our 2017 Conference.
2016 - Corporate Citizenship: Global Citizens / Local Communities
March 20-22, 2016 | Atlanta, GA
Effective corporate citizenship is about making a better world—a better world in which to do business, and a better world in which to live. This has always been difficult and important work—and now—in an increasingly complex world with growing challenges—it can seem especially so. Global issues like climate change, data security, and health and wellness impact even our smallest communities. On March 20-22, 2016 hundreds of business leaders met in Atlanta to discuss how efforts made at the local level can go a long way in achieving global progress.
2015 - Corporate Citizenship: 20/20 Vision: Future Business Focus
April 19-21, 2015 | Austin, TX
Envisioning the future of corporate citizenship is a complex task, one that involves audacious goals and detailed planning. More than ever before, companies are making, planning for, meeting—and even exceeding—long-term corporate citizenship goals to achieve results in the environmental, social and governance dimensions (ESG) of business. During the 2015 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, sponsored by Dell, attendees learned how to create and execute meaningful corporate citizenship visions. View the agenda and conference activities in our conference guide:
The 2014 conference theme, Adaptable Leadership, focused on the need for corporate citizenship professionals to adapt to new and changing situations and environments. Adaptable leaders are able to continually “recalculate” and redefine their course or strategy, and know that while an end-goal is vital for driving success, the path to achieving that goal cannot be rigid. Whether it be taking advantage of new opportunities or circumventing barriers such as a new organizational structure, employing this adaptable mindset allows these leaders to successfully meet the demands of the situation at hand in real time, able to make the most of change in the short-term and drive success in the long-term. View the agenda and conference activities in our conference guide:
Designing Opportunity was the theme of this year's conference which emphasized corporate citizenship's potential for fueling innovation and growth. Boston College research and the practice of leading companies show that linking citizenship activities to core business strategy can lead to new products, expanded markets, a more engaged workforce, improved relationships in the community, and, ultimately, a stronger financial performance of the firm. View the agenda and conference activities in our conference guide:
Successful corporate citizenship is all about managing many interests – the community, workplace, marketplace, investors and others – in a way that contributes to the bottom line. How to make this work for your company was the focus of the 2012 International Corporate Citizenship Conference. View the agenda and conference activities in our conference guide:
Corporate citizenship is part of an evolving covenant between business and a rapidly changing society. Corporations make many contributions to society beyond delivering profit to shareholders and delivering quality and value to customers – and they are doing it in an increasingly complex environment that includes stakeholders in greater numbers and more direct engagement. Discovering how to make these connections was the theme of the 2011 International Corporate Citizenship Conference. View the agenda and conference activities in our conference guide: