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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.

Research Partners

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  • FedEx
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  • TJX
  • UPS

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Corporate Citizenship Topics

Corporate Citizenship

Corporate citizenship is how a company exercises its rights, obligations, privileges, and overall corporate responsibility within our local and global environments.

Value of Corporate Citizenship

Corporate citizenship delivers value when companies optimize their core competencies to address opportunities in the ESG aspects of business.

Engaging Employees

Engaging employees in your CSR activities results in greater productivity, improved reputation, increased employee retention, and lower cost of recruiting.

Impact Measurement

By understanding how much social and business value you create and the means by which you create it, you can provide your company with a best-practice opportunity to demonstrate the value of its unique corporate citizenship efforts.

Community Involvement

How companies are investing in corporate foundation giving and employee volunteering and how these community involvement efforts connect to overall business success.

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental sustainability is increasing attention to global environmental concerns, providing the incentive for businesses to assess their impacts.

Sustainability Reporting

The benefits of sustainability reporting include improved corporate reputation, building consumer confidence, increased innovation, and even improvement of risk management.

Supply Chain Management

Address inefficiencies and risks as well as responsibly manage the quality of goods and services within your company's supply chain.

Responsible Corporate Leadership

Responsible corporate leadership is an imperative for companies hoping to maximize both business and social returns from CSR initiatives.

The Corporate Citizen Magazine

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The Corporate Citizen: Issue 34

FINDING YOUR CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP SUPERPOWERS - Corporate citizenship professionals leverage their superpowers in ways that are specific to both your skills and your company’s core capabilities.

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The Corporate Citizen: Issue 33

ADAPTABILITY - Our recent challenges have provided ample opportunity to rethink how we want to rebuild our communities, our economies, and our world.

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The Corporate Citizen: Issue 32

EXPLORE NEW PERSPECTIVES - Resilient companies have adapted their corporate citizenship programs to address complex issues such as economic inequality, natural disasters, and COVID-19.

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The Corporate Citizen: Issue 31

DELIVER IMPACT GLOBALLY - We all participate in the global economy – even small, local companies now must consider their influence on our climate and our world.

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Research Reports

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Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD): A Beginner's Guide

TCFD aims not to create a new disclosure scheme, but to identify gaps in existing disclosure schemes and work with leaders in the financial sector to forge a shared understanding about the kinds of risk a changing climate might pose for business.

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Employee Mental Health Wellness Study 2020

Corporate investments in mental health will directly affect the lives of your coworkers, their families, and friends, and will also positively impact the bottom line. This report offers research, real-life stories, and strategies to address the mental health crisis inside companies and communities.

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Profile of the Professionals

The Profile of the Professionals is a research project of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship that examines the roles, responsibilities, development, and compensation of corporate citizenship professionals.

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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.

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Briefs

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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.

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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.

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Issue Briefs

These member-exclusive resources are compilations of the most frequently asked questions from our member community of corporate citizenship professionals. Use these brief downloads of best practices and company examples on a variety of essential topics—from corporate giving to making the business case for CSR.

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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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