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Corporate Citizenship Affinity Group: Professional Services Sustainability Roundtable

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All organizations face increased expectations from stakeholders to assess their environmental impacts, improve overall sustainability, and increase transparency. For non-manufacturing service firms this presents unique challenges related to real estate, travel, an intangible "product", and many other industry-specific challenges.

The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship's Professional Services Sustainability Roundtable (PSSR) is a unique and powerful forum to advance the vital work service companies undertake in the sustainability and reporting space. Started in 2014, the PSSR provides BCCCC members from nonmanufacturing firms with a collective voice about their unique role and position related to corporate citizenship. This unique affinity group enables members to participate in an ongoing exchange of ideas and best practices with peers; engage with key influencers; understand critical social issues, and review changing public policy.

This sector includes law, consulting, communications/advertising, accounting, engineering, management, real estate services, research, finance, insurance and executive search firms, among others.

 

Value of PSSR Membership

Members find value in PSSR's collaborative approach to the challenges and opportunities sustainability presents for non-manufacturing companies. Not only does PSSR foster a safe space for collaboration and collective impact that serve as a catalyst for individuals and their efforts back at their organizations; it also provides a forum for having a louder collective voice on issues the professional and financial services sectors can impact together.

 

What's included

  • Expert presentations and networking at the twice yearly meetings in January and June (Up to two participants per company can attend)
  • Monthly call with all members discussing trends, working groups, best practices, and challenges
  • A private online portal for member discussions
  • Research tailored to the sector as needed
  • One complimentary registration per company for the Center’s annual International Corporate Citizenship Conference
 

Past Activities  

  • Identifying Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) pertinent to services companies
  • Providing GRI & SASB reporting guidance
  • Sharing best practices on reducing food waste, sustainable travel, and supply chain management
  • Discussing Science-Based Targets related to nonmanufacturing companies
  • Contributing to the development of a professional services sustainability standard

This affinity group is just one of the networking benefits available to members of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. To learn more about joining this group, contact us.

Current Member Companies:

  • Alliance Data

  • Baker McKenzie LLP

  • Booz Allen Hamilton

  • CBRE

  • Deloitte

  • DTCC

  • Edelman

  • EY

  • ICF International

  • JLL

  • KPMG

  • PwC

  • Nielsen

  • White & Case LLP

  • Winston & Strawn LLP

PSSR membership is open to all BCCCC members who are non-manufacturing service firms. This sector includes law, consulting, communications/advertising, accounting, engineering, management, real estate services, research, finance, insurance and executive search firms, among others.

Participating individuals must be responsible for the internal corporate citizenship/sustainability practices of the firm.

Interested in joining?

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