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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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The Corporate Citizen Magazine


The Corporate Citizen: Issue 22

GOALS BEYOND "BETTER": As corporate citizenship professionals, when we're designing our vision for a more sustainable future—and developing the programs to achieve it—we need to move beyond "better," and really start to describe specific ESG goals that will deliver tangible, measurable progress toward that vision.


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.

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Creating Value with Strong Brand and Reputation

WEBINAR: Learn from CSR leaders Nike and Target about how your corporate citizenship program can increase positive perceptions and maximize value for your company and your cause partners.

Engaging Employees at All Levels

WEBINAR: How are companies encouraging engagement, and how can corporate citizenship professionals leverage their programs to contribute?

Corporate Citizenship Reporting: Leading Frameworks for Transparency

WEBINAR: More companies than ever are using a framework to report environmental and social dimensions of their business. In this month's webinar, we'll hear from three of the leading organizations to review the benefits of reporting and requirements to align with the GRI, CDP, or IR standards.

Eradicating Slavery in the Supply Chain

WEBINAR: As supply chains become more global and complex, companies must closely examine their supply chains in order to determine areas that are high-risk for human rights abuses. In this webinar, Patsy Doerr of Thomson Reuters and Jack Scott of Nestle Purina PetCare join us to talk about the work they do to address modern slavery and its impact on brand and reputation.

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Research Briefs


Clear and comprehensive corporate citizenship reports signal strong corporate citizenship performance

RESEARCH BRIEF - Firms with stronger corporate citizenship performance produce longer and more readable sustainability reports.


Corporate giving and employee commitment

RESEARCH BRIEF - Corporate giving efforts increase employee commitment and retention intentions. Firms that strategically select their partner organizations, and firms that provide opportunities for employees to interact with the beneficiaries of corporate giving, see the biggest uptick in their employees' attitudes.


Transparency is one of the keys to help make diverse teams thrive

RESEARCH BRIEF - Diverse teams outperform homogeneous groups, but only when they are structured for success.


Corporate citizenship communication and employee engagement

RESEARCH BRIEF - When employees perceive a company to have strong corporate citizenship performance, they have greater commitment and pride—and ultimately—stronger job performance.

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Regulatory Radar


Canada passes corruption and human rights act

REGULATORY RADAR - On October 18, 2017, the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act entered into force in Canada. The Act gives Canada the ability to impose sanctions against foreign nationals who are involved in corruption or gross violations of human rights.


European Union reaches deal on carbon market reform

REGULATORY RADAR - On November 9, 2017, European Union negotiators agreed to a compromise on carbon market reforms. The compromise would significantly boost carbon prices and adjust the market to meet more ambitious climate goals in the next decade.


United States tax reform bill impacts renewable energy

REGULATORY RADAR - The United States introduced a tax reform bill on November 2, 2017 that would cut tax benefits applicable for the wind and solar industry by one-third.


New Zealand aims for 100 percent renewable energy by 2035

REGULATORY RADAR - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that she plans to make the nation's electricity 100 percent renewable by 2035. New Zealand, a country of 4.7 million, already gets more than 80 percent of its electricity from green sources, making it an attainable goal.

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