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
OCT 2-NOV 22, 2017 - Are you new to the field of corporate citizenship or work with CSR and sustainability colleagues and are seeking a better understanding of the industry? This introductory course to the field of corporate citizenship will translate the complex concepts, ideas, and language of corporate citizenship into practical and useful models and tools.Enroll Now
OCT 2-NOV 22, 2017 - Learn how to identify opportunities to align corporate citizenship strategy with corporate strategic goals.Enroll Now
OCT 2-NOV 22, 2017 - Enroll by AUG 18 and SAVE $100 - Whether reporting on your company’s impacts, creating a corporate citizenship strategy, or evaluating a current program, a materiality assessment will help by conveying the areas of greatest significance to your company and society.Enroll Now