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The State of Corporate Citizenship 2017
This member-only report examines how executives view corporate citizenship and their firms' performance in the environmental, social, and governance dimensions of business. The longitudinal study examines how corporate citizenship efforts contribute to business objectives including increasing market share, engaging employees, and enhancing reputation.
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Sustainability Technology Vendors 2016: An Overview
This a member-only report on sustainability technology vendors. It is intended as a starting point for any organization looking for technology vendors to help them accurately collect detailed environmental data, launch or monitor progress towards environmental initiatives, and report using guidelines and frameworks such as GRI, CDP, and more.
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Community Involvement Technology Vendors 2016
A strategically managed community involvement program can deliver significant value to both the business and society. As community involvement programs grow and mature, they can become more complicated and difficult to manage. One resource corporate citizenship professionals turn to is the growing field of community involvement technology applications. These applications have become increasingly useful tools to manage grant making, employee giving, matching gifts, and volunteering.
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Diversity & Inclusion and Corporate Citizenship 2016
This report examines the universe of research publications in the management and social science disciplines, as well as the latest and most reputable social and economic data from around the globe, and finds that companies that work to attract diverse talent that is developed and supported through thoughtful inclusion efforts are rewarded with increased performance.
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Community Involvement Study 2015
This study explores how companies are investing in communities and how these eff?orts connect to their businesses. The majority of companies today report that community involvement contributes to key business goals, including improved reputation and the attraction and retention of employees.
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2015 Community Involvement Index



Profile of the Practice 2013
This Profile of the Practice 2013 report analyzes corporate citizenship strategies, operational structures, and business practices of 231 companies. It suggests that management of corporate citizenship is advancing and continues to be formalized and integrated into business. We found that above-average industry performers are more likely to have a formal corporate citizenship department, a program led at the executive level, and higher budgets for corporate citizenship and charitable giving.

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Profile of the Practice 2013

Value of Sustainability Reporting 2013
The Center for Corporate Citizenship and EY produced the Value of Sustainability Reporting as a joint effort, and conducted a comprehensive survey that covered various aspects of an organization’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting. The survey was conducted in late February and early March of 2013, and included the cost and benefits of reporting, as well as making connections to financial performance.

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 Value of Sustainability Reporting

Profile of the Professionals 2013
The Profile of the Professionals 2013 looks at the job satisfaction, professional development, motivations, and compensation of people working in corporate citizenship roles. This year’s findings reflect the progress and pathways of those professionals working to advance corporate citizenship.

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Profile of the Professionals 2013

The State of Corporate Citizenship 2012
The 2012 State of Corporate Citizenship report is the Center's fifth biennial survey of the attitudes and commitments of business executives toward corporate citizenship. Executives surveyed issue a clear verdict - corporate citizenship delivers real business results. It doesn’t just make firms look good and employees feel good. It helps to achieve business goals such as increasing market share and managing risk.

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 State of Corporate Citizenship 2012

Profile of the Practice 2010
The structures and systems keyed to citizenship in a broad sample of mostly North America-based companies. A look at how companies organize to meet the demands of corporate citizenship, and how they manage multiple and sometimes conflicting responsibilities to investors, suppliers, customers, employees, community groups and to society at large.
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Profile of the Practice 2010

Profile of the Profession 2010
This report provides a snapshot of this profession, the role and responsibilities, of those within it. In addition to facts and figures on their backgrounds, positions and duties, this report explores what motivates today’s corporate citizenship professionals, what are the critical challenges they face and what it takes for them to succeed. This report also gives you a glimpse of the individuals behind the numbers, providing examples of a day in the life of a corporate citizenship professional and a portrait of the “typical” corporate citizenship professional. Access the Profile of the Profession 2010 (pdf available to members only; login required)
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Profile of the Profession 2010


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