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 is how a company exercises its rights, obligations, privileges, and overall corporate responsibility within our local and global environments. The measurement and return on investment (ROI) of corporate responsibility and corporate citizenship is defined by how well companies responsibly manage not only their financial performance but also their environmental and social impact.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. Below is a sample of what we offer our members.
Upcoming Courses in Corporate Citizenship
JAN 17-19, 2018 - 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 22 and SAVE $100 - 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