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Corporate Citizenship Research & News

The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship develops, curates, and distributes comprehensive research to provide insights and expertise to support your corporate citizenship decision making in our dynamic business landscape. From in-depth case studies of leading company CSR efforts to summaries of the latest news and regulations, we offer you the information necessary to help you drive progress in your business and communities.

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Corporate Citizenship Topics

Corporate Citizenship

Corporate citizenship refers to how a company exercises its rights, responsibilities, obligations, and privileges within our local and global societies.

Value of Corporate Citizenship

The value of corporate citizenship reveals that strong corporate social responsibility and environmental performance is no longer simply a "nice to have" element of a company’s overall strategy.

Engaging Employees

Employee engagement is essential to keeping workplace productivity high and turnover rates among employees low.

Impact Measurement

Impact measurement and corporate citizenship create business value within a company and social value beyond.

Community Involvement

Community Involvement includes in-kind and financial donations, employee volunteer days, or enduring partnerships that have the power to bring positive, measurable change to both your company and the communities in which you operate.

Environmental Sustainability

Companies around the globe are realizing business value by increasing commitments and importance of environmental sustainability.

Sustainability Reporting

An organizational sustainability report discloses environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance. By disclosing ESG goals and creating progress towards them, companies can improve reputation and build consumer confidence.

Supply Chain Management

Responsible supply chain management presents companies with the opportunity to address inefficiencies and risks, and manage the quality of the goods and services they produce.

Responsible Corporate Leadership

Responsible corporate leadership is an imperative for companies hoping to maximize both business and social returns from CSR initiatives—and it requires involvement from individuals at all levels of a company.

The Corporate Citizen Magazine


The Corporate Citizen: Issue 21

CAREER AND LEARNING ISSUE: Learn how leading companies are learning from their previous corporate citizenship efforts to drive their future work.


The Corporate Citizen: Issue 20

ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCE: How leading companies are developing programs that respond to present needs and work toward creating the world in which we want to live.


The Corporate Citizen, Issue 19

Companies are drawing from their ecosystems to invest in the health, vibrancy, and potential of our people and our planet.

Corporate Citizen - Issue 18

The Corporate Citizen, Issue 18

Companies that are collecting and using data to create innovative programs, address social and environmental issues, and measure and report on their progress.

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Research Reports


State of Corporate Citizenship

The State of Corporate Citizenship is a research project of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship that examines how executives view corporate citizenship and their firms' performance in the environmental, social, and governance dimensions of business.


Sustainability Technology Vendor Report

Today’s companies face substantial pressure from stakeholders to monitor and report on a variety of environmental metrics. The benefits are clear, as successfully managing a company’s environmental footprint can help reduce costs, improve image, and identify potential risks to operations.


Diversity and Inclusion and Corporate Citizenship

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is increasingly becoming a corporate citizenship and business imperative for all industries. This report finds that companies that work to attract diverse talent that is developed and supported through thoughtful inclusion efforts are rewarded with increased performance.


Community Involvement Study

Conducted by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, this research project explores how companies are investing in corporate foundation giving and employee volunteering and how these community involvement efforts connect to overall business success.

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Research Briefs

Delivered twice monthly via email, Research Briefs is a digital summary of recent or seminal research from corporate practice and academic study, offering knowledge and tools you can apply directly to your work.


Regulatory Radar

This monthly briefing on emerging regulatory issues keeps you apprised of the actions that may impact your corporate citizenship efforts. Each edition includes summaries of and links to the latest items we’ve added to our Resource Library.


Media Monitor

CSR news you can use: Stay on top of important corporate citizenship issues with this curated weekly email newsletter available exclusively to members of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.


Corporate Citizenship Infographics

View these visualizations of the latest CSR research reports from the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. Expand your learning in community involvement, diversity & inclusion, and more.

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