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.
Corporate citizenship refers to how a company exercises its rights, responsibilities, obligations, and privileges within our local and global societies. We measure corporate citizenship by how well companies manage not only their financial performance, but also their environmental and social impacts and opportunities. Whether we call it CSR, Corporate Responsibility, or ESG, great corporate citizenship goes beyond a focus on addressing surface-level sustainability efforts or corporate philanthropy. Today’s leading responsible corporations draw on the collective impact of a variety of initiatives that address an array of trends and emerging issues.
What is their secret to making the greatest impact? They select the issues that can be met most directly by their unique resources. By addressing those issues that are most material to your company and industry, you can work with colleagues across your company to develop corporate citizenship programs through which value is shared by shareholders, employees, and other stakeholders—delivering both meaningful social value and a strong financial bottom line. As CSR professionals, we create, execute, and communicate initiatives that address many of the world’s most pressing challenges—issues that affect company operating contexts. The underlying goal of corporate citizenship remains clear: create a better world in which to do business and a better world in which to live.
The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship is here to help. Here is a sample of what we offer our members.
Upcoming Courses in Corporate Citizenship
DEC 6-7, 2017 - Enroll by OCT 20 and SAVE $200 - Citizenship professionals are on the front line of company interactions with a wide array of stakeholders—community leaders, nonprofit partners, employees, and media—what strategies and tools do you have to identify the groups with which you need to engage and to prioritize their issues?Enroll Now
JAN 17-19, 2018 - Enroll by NOV 17 and SAVE $250 - In a crowded communication landscape, how can you make sure your corporate citizenship messages cut through the clutter?Enroll Now
FEB 5-MAR 30, 2018 - Enroll by DEC 7 and SAVE $125 - Recent research shows that more than 80 percent of the value of S&P 500 companies is comprised of intangible assets. Reputation is a significant intangible asset.Enroll Now