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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.

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.

The State of Corporate Citizenship 2017

This research report reveals how executives view corporate citizenship and their firms' performance in the environmental, social and governance dimensions of business.

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Research Briefs


Climate change as opportunity: the benefits of looking on the bright side

RESEARCH BRIEF - Firms that focus on the opportunities presented by climate change, rather than the perceived risks are more likely to have superior corporate citizenship performance, which in turn leads to stronger financial performance.


Referral-based hiring promotes upward mobility for Black employees

RESEARCH BRIEF - Companies working to increase the representation of Black employees in leadership positions should consider referral-based hiring.


Wondering if your emerging economy suppliers are managing environmental and social risk? Those that have achieved multinational reach may offer the best ESG risk management.

RESEARCH BRIEF - Multinational companies are likely to engage in more comprehensive corporate citizenship reporting when they are headquartered in countries with weak governance systems.


What role can white male executives play in increasing diversity and inclusion?

RESEARCH BRIEF - Women and non-White executives who engage in diversity-valuing behaviors tend to receive lower performance reviews than White male executives who do the same.

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Regulatory Radar


United States reducing enforcement of conflict minerals rule

REGULATORY RADAR - On April 7, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that U.S. corporations will no longer be required by the SEC to conduct a due diligence review or an audit regarding sourcing of conflict minerals.


European Parliament votes to reduce waste

REGULATORY RADAR - The European Parliament voted to reduce waste throughout Europe by 2030. The share of waste to be recycled would rise to 70 percent by 2030, from 44 percent today.


Global code created for foreign exchange market

REGULATORY RADAR - A global code of conduct for the foreign exchange market, unveiled on May 25, 2017, aims to lay down international standards on a range of practices, from the handling of confidential information to the pricing and settlement of deals.


United States attempts to expand energy strategy

REGULATORY RADAR - On April, 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order that aims to expand offshore drilling in the Artic and Atlantic Oceans.

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