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How's your ESG data? Ensuring accuracy and new reports

Kyra Whitten, vice president, sustainability, and president, Flex Foundation, penned a blog post on the Flex website called Is your ESG data trustworthy? for its Building a sustainable business blog series.

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Health Equity Equals Stronger Communities

Blue Cross NC’s corporate citizenship efforts aim to address systemic racism head-on in collaboration with community organizations to address social determinants of health that cause health inequity.

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Supporting teen mental health and wellbeing

Cigna's Evernorth has published a study suggesting that mental health concerns are on the rise among teens, and the impact on parents and families is an unmet need employers could address. Approximately 80% of the 1,000 parents included in Cigna's survey said their children are struggling with their mental health...

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How Companies Are Responding to the War in Ukraine: A Roundup

A roundup of companies donating to Ukraine and/or responding to Russian invasion, including examples of companies offering humanitarian aid, matching gifts, pro bono services, and revised operations within Russia, and statements condemning the war. See examples and send us your own.

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Pause and Celebrate Your Achievements

Saskia Epstein, vice president, client and community relations, PNC Bank, is being honored by YW Boston in along with four other 2022 Academy of Women Achievers. The honors have been awarded since 1995 by YW Boston as part of its mission to promote and celebrate the achievements of women.

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Communications to amplify the work of stellar partners

Join us in celebrating some of the new CSR hires among our member companies, along with the week's latest corporate citizenship initiatives and job openings.

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Introducing the NEW BCCCC Online Member Community

BCCCC is proud to launch our new online member community, where CSR professionals from across the globe can exchange ideas, ask questions, and network in a safe space. If your company is a BCCCC member, you'll want to check this out. If not, you'll want to join.

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New job opportunities for aspiring DEI directors

Exciting updates from Takeda, Target, and FedEx on the corporate citizenship front, plus several open roles for the position of Director of DEI...

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Climate change advocacy across the organization

As the material risks of climate change become more evident—from extreme temperatures to weather events that cost billions of dollars in damage to lives and property—corporate commitments to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are growing.

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Brighter, bolder, better corporate citizenship

A roundup of BCCCC member companies and CSR executives in the news, along with inspiring quotes heard at #BCConf22 from several mainstage speakers. And updated list of open job opportunities in corporate citizenship is also included.

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2022 Corporate Citizenship Conference Day 3: Choosing a better path forward

Ron Brown described Target’s new sustainability strategy, Target Forward, the company’s vision to co-create an equitable and regenerative future together with its guests, partners, and communities. The idea of moving humanity forward served as a perfect segue to the event’s keynote speaker, Ron Garan, a highly decorated NASA astronaut, fighter pilot, and active social entrepreneur.

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2022 Corporate Citizenship Conference Day 2 - Afternoon: Better approaches to community partnerships

The afternoon began with a second round of breakout sessions, featuring topics ranging from net zero, to intergenerational employee engagement, to DEI. Onsite volunteers packed more than 500 financial education kits for a local school, thanks to Ally’s generous sponsorship of this year’s volunteer project.

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2022 Corporate Citizenship Conference Day 2 - Morning: Building bolder communities of caring

Kicking off Day Two of #BCConf22, BCCCC Executive Director Katherine V. Smith welcomed the crowd, thanking event sponsors who make the Conference possible. A generous investment from carbon-offset sponsor UPS has allowed BCCCC to offset more than double the event's carbon emissions.

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2022 Corporate Citizenship Conference Day 1: What the world needs now is innovation

The evening began with the inaugural Corporate Citizenship Innovation Awards, preceded by a thought-provoking session from sponsor, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. One of the world’s largest law firms, social change is a key driver of Weil’s comprehensive social responsibility—which means innovation plays an important role in many of its programs.

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2022 International Corporate Citizenship Conference begins today in Boston

Back in person for the first time in three years, the 2022 International Corporate Citizenship Conference promises to be brighter, bolder, and better than ever before.

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Sustainability professionals will need to be more engaged

Morgan Stanley’s Cryptocurrency and Sustainability Research teams did a deep dive on the key ESG issues surrounding crypto. Researchers detailed what they found, saying, "While crypto can offer some societal benefits—such as financial inclusion and the ability to 'be your own bank'—there are also potential downsides...

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Companies invest in green products, renewable energy, and more

New Balance announced that it will expand its product assortment under the company’s green leaf standard to now include certain footwear, focusing on high-volume models. Plus, other news and job openings in CSR...

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion as smart business strategy

Over the past year, 70 percent of companies have rolled out new diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) commitments. A whopping 96 percent plan to extend talent strategies to build a more equitable workplace. Read what's working....

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CSR professionals take on new career opportunities

CSR executives take on new roles and new challenges in this week's roundup of corporate citizenship activity. See who's tackling the plastic waste crisis and who's winning awards for community engagement...

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Corporate culture is key to success on environment

One of the main drivers of success in sustainability is having a corporate culture—including the attitudes of employees, leaders, and other internal stakeholders—that supports and powers environmental, social, and governance initiatives.

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