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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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Diversity and inclusion metrics, accountability for progress

This latest roundup highlights some promising data on the growth in the number of women and underrepresented employees hired globally.

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ESG report season

It's ESG Report Season | Updates from BCCCC Member Companies

A roundup of BCCCC members who are issuing annual ESG reports, along with other highlights from companies and executives in our CSR community

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SEC proposes new rules for mandatory environmental disclosure

The SEC rules for mandatory climate-related disclosures (currently moving toward a 60-day review period) would require companies issuing securities in U.S. financial markets to include in their Form 10-K and other disclosures information including the following...

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Working together for a better, bolder, brighter future

BCCCC members featured prominently on the agenda at this week’s virtual International Corporate Citizenship Conference. Here's what they had to say, along with other CSR news.

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2022 Virtual Conference Recap: Genuine human connections for a brighter future

Conference attendees looked forward to the final mainstage session on how to elevate their networking, which has been established in research as a key skill for corporate citizenship professionals to succeed in their careers.

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2022 Virtual Conference Recap: Bolder, systemic movements accelerate ESG progress

A recap of Day Two of the 2022 International Corporate Citizenship Conference--the virtual event. Sessions included a case study from Fidelity and a breakout on engaging employees across generations. The first session of the day provided a compelling argument for corporate citizenship professionals to start building relationships with their investor relations departments, if they haven’t already.

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2022 Virtual Conference Recap: Employees make better corporate citizenship efforts

A recap of Day One of the 2022 International Corporate Citizenship Conference--the virtual event. Sessions included case studies from Liberty Mutual, Cisco, and a breakout on the keys to success in the field of corporate citizenship.

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Empowering women across the workforce

A spotlight on companies recognizing Women's History Month and International Women's Day 2022, including efforts to support women entrepreneurs, women investors, and women across the workforce. This post also highlights a list of DEI executives, singled out by LinkedIn, as professionals "making strides in 2022."

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Major investments result in systemic change on racial equity

With more pressure than ever to prove the impact of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investments, corporate citizenship teams are challenged to track outcomes over many small gifts or grants. Larger consolidated investments offer the advantage of centralized accountability with community partners.

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New ESG leaders take helm to drive strategy

The latest ESG appointments, promotions, and noteworthy recognition happening within our corporate citizenship community. Plus a new batch of CSR job openings and member company news items.

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Closing out Black History Month by recognizing leaders in STEM, energy, hospitality, and more

Highlights from BCCCC member companies and their employees, including different ways businesses are honoring Black History Month

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the future of corporate citizenship

The future of corporate citizenship: Better, bolder, brighter

The future of corporate citizenship: reporting on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors will be required for many, as raters and policymakers around the world plan to mandate corporate disclosure of climate-related and human rights risks...

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Companies take on climate change as economic opportunity

Several BCCCC member companies based on Minnesota were featured in the Star Tribune for their efforts to tackle climate change as economic opportunity, citing a Deloitte Economic Institute report that inaction on climate change could cost the U.S. economy $14.5 trillion by 2070.

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