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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.

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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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The community involvement program you probably aren't doing, but should

Aimia's data philanthropy program uses the company's knowledge, expertise, and resources to enable nonprofits through the intelligent use of data.

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Providing Clean Water Access in Africa

The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation created the Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) to provide 6 million Africans with access to safe water by the end of 2020.

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Offering aid when disaster strikes

CVS Health provides support to first responders, community organizations, and employees before, during, and after times of disaster.

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Investing in a Brighter Future for All

BBVA Compass relies on its bedrock principle of transparent banking to serve its clients, and invests significant time and money in its communities.

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Long-term measurement for long-term sustainability

Hilton has invested in its CSR measurement platform, LightStay, to better understand how its hotels are minimizing their environmental impacts.

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Stakeholder engagement as strategy development

Commercial real estate services firm, CBRE, use insights gathered from stakeholders to inform a materiality assessment and more comprehensive reporting.

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Responsible Sourcing at EILEEN FISHER

EILEEN FISHER's Vision2020 guides the way in which its products are sourced and produced ensuring its tenets are embraced at every level of its supply chain.

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Understanding the executive perspectives for success

The 2017 State of Corporate Citizenship study reveals executives understand the vital role of corporate citizenship and the value of long-term investment in it.

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Northwestern Mutual Combats Childhood Cancer

Northwestern Mutual’s Childhood Cancer Program accelerates the search for a cure through funding and engagement of employee and field members.

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