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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 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 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.

Corporate Citizen - Issue 18

The Corporate Citizen, Issue 18

Companies that are collecting and using data to create innovative programs, address social and environmental issues, and measure and report on their progress.

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Managing Corporate Citizenship Through Organizational Change

Hear about the firsthand experiences of professionals that navigated a big organizational change, and how you can be successful during your own changes.

Supporting Veterans and their Families with Corporate Citizenship Effort

WEBINAR: Practical advice from leading companies for corporate citizenship professionals looking to improve an existing veteran support program or seeking to attract and retain a highly valuable set of employees.

Corporate Sustainability Efforts: Tracking Progress Towards Goals

Successfully managing a company’s environmental footprint can help reduce costs, improve its image, and identify potential risks to operations.

Corporate Disaster Relief

This webinar is dedicated to the planning, relief response, and reconstruction efforts that help communities deal with - and even improve - economic and social issues following a disaster.

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Research Briefs


What drives success—financial or environmental performance? Research says both.

RESEARCH BRIEF - Strong environmental performance both stems from and results in strong financial performance, though focusing on outcome-based initiatives—such as carbon reduction efforts—will result in both market and accounting-based value-creation.


Boss pressuring you to bend the rules? Try hanging posters with inspirational quotes about ethics in your office.

RESEARCH BRIEF - When employees expose their managers to moral symbols in the workplace, managers are less likely to engage in unethical behaviors or ask their employees to engage in unethical behavior.


Consider worker safety when working to meet analyst forecasts

RESEARCH BRIEF - When managers feel pressure to meet analyst forecasts, workplace safety may suffer. Companies experience higher worker injury rates when managers are seeking to meet or just beat earnings expectations, as compared to those that miss or comfortably beat them.


Corporate citizenship executives require structure to be effective

RESEARCH BRIEF - Corporate Sustainability Officers working for environmentally intensive companies are more likely to be successful in improving environmental performance when their companies are headquartered in states with more rigorous environmental regulations.

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Regulatory Radar


Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh

REGULATORY RADAR - Leading fashion brands have joined global trade unions in signing a new accord on fire and building safety in Bangladesh to redouble their efforts to improve clothing supply chains.


United States Healthcare Appeal Could Affect Millions

REGULATORY RADAR - The U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report on July 19, 2017, projecting that the number of people who are uninsured would increase by 17 million in 2018 if the Affordable Care Act was repealed.


California Extends Cap-and-Trade Program

REGULATORY RADAR - On July 17, 2017, California voted to extend and improve the state’s cap-and-trade program through 2030.


Australia Launches Inquiry into Establishing Modern Slavery Act

REGULATORY RADAR - The Australian government has inquired into whether to enact a Modern Slavery Act, similar to the U.K. Modern Slavery Act and California Transparency in Supply Chains Act.

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