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Colleen Olphert

Director, Membership and Member Services

Colleen leads the strategy and operations related to the recruitment and retention of member companies. Since joining the center in 2001 Colleen has had thousands of conversations with business professionals on the challenges and opportunities corporate citizenship presents to them. In her current role she uses her knowledge and experience to provide direction on content connected to member services. Prior to joining the Center, Colleen worked in the non-profit sector. She received her MBA and MSW from Boston College.

Recent Posts by Author

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Good for the environment, good for business

Environmental sustainability is a critical component of corporate citizenship strategy and an increasingly important business priority. Companies that assess, manage, and communicate their environmental performance reduce risk, identify cost savings, and improve performance.

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The business benefits of 100% employee volunteer participation

At Berkshire Bank, perfect participation in employee volunteer programs deepens employee engagement, enhances reputation, and drives a culture of social responsibility.

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Courageous conversations—and actions

How General Mills has implemented corporate citizenship programs that have successfully contributed to attracting and retaining top talent.

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Trends in Community Involvement

An early look at the findings from the forthcoming Community Involvement Study 2019.

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Diversity and inclusion: Putting words to action

Seyfarth Shaw has proven itself to be a community partner to diverse constituents, which has resulted in programs that are as responsive as they are impactful.

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When volunteering both strengthens communities and engages employees

Ernst & Young (EY), one of the world’s leading professional services organizations, is passionate about its purpose: “To build a better working world.”

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Effective partnerships amplify impact for education initiative

The WWE's Be a STAR anti-bullying campaign benefits from collaboration with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

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The biggest lesson I learned in my career: Advice from corporate citizenship professionals

Five Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Practice holders share perspectives on their career path to corporate social responsibility.

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A culture of service

Corporate citizenship initiatives focused on veteran hiring and engagement provide a win-win situation for companies and military families alike.

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Community involvement builds leaders

Turner Construction positions its employees to make meaningful connections by creating community initiatives that are deeply aligned with the company's mission and core values.

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Environmental sustainability baked in

As a leading organic food company, Clif Bar integrates sustainability into its entire product life cycle.

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New Research: Community Involvement Technology Vendor Report 2018

The Community Involvement Technology Vendor Report is intended as a starting point for anyone selecting and managing technology solutions for employee giving, volunteering, and grant making programs.

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Innovating for Economic Mobility

Ally Financial, a leading digital financial services company, structures its corporate citizenship efforts so that they align with its overall business purpose and makes the best use of its unique resources to help improve economic mobility for all.

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Partnering across lines of business to achieve CSR goals

Learn about the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship’s Profile of the Professionals 2018, which presents norms and trends in corporate citizenship departments across the country.

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Harnessing employee skills to improve financial literacy in youth

Vanguard has developed a number of initiatives to achieve its objective of supporting and educating children, including the My Classroom Economy program.

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Emphasizing both process and product to achieve sustainability goals

In 2014, the team at ArcelorMittal completed a thorough and strategic materiality process, which laid the groundwork for the creation of a sustainable development framework.

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New Research on Corporate Citizenship Careers: Profile of the Professionals 2018

Profile of the Professionals is a research project examining the roles, responsibilities, development, and compensation of corporate citizenship professionals.

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The ROI of environmental sustainability

As a leading financial services company, TD has a unique understanding of the value that can be derived from environmental sustainability investments.

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Measuring progress toward a bold goal

Humana's ambitious goal for impact measurement is built on a commitment to improving the health & wellness of Humana’s communities by 20 percent by 2020.

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Environmental sustainability: The bold look of net zero

Kohler's bold plan to reduce its global environmental footprint to net-zero by 2035 is being powered by its associates' passion for sustainable design.

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