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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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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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Accenture Offers Skills to Succeed

Accenture's Skills to Succeed has helped equip more than 1.2 million people with workplace and entrepreneurial skills needed in today's global economy.

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Continual improvement at Dogeared: For the business and the community

Read about Dogeared, a global accessories brand, and its strategic approach to corporate citizenship that ensures the values of its workforce are represented.

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Merck Investing in Mothers: to reduce preventable maternal mortality worldwide

Merck for Mothers, Merck's initiative to reduce preventable maternal mortality, is contributing to SDG target 3.1.

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EY: Building a better working world

By engaging with their clients to refine best practices and determine both their needs and those of the communities they serve, EY leverages its unique skill sets to achieve business and social value.

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The many benefits of membership to the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Member Orientation webinar will help connect you to the services that are available as part of your membership.

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Employee Leave Policies : eBay Raises the Bar

The employee leave policy represents a huge shift in responding to the needs of employees and an increased awareness of the value such policies can bring to the business and the economy as a whole.

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The Role of Reporting in Achieving a Sustainable Economy

A group of top business and sustainability leaders discuss reporting practices that will assure progress toward game-changing sustainability targets.

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Banfield Pet Hospital: Creating a Better World for Pets

Corporate Social Responsibility community involvement efforts don’t benefit only the neighborhoods they touch, they offer benefits to the business as well.

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Employee volunteering and engagement in action with Insperity

Successful elements of CSR employee volunteer programs.

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Salesforce: Engaging Employees in the Aloha Culture

Employee engagement is key to company performance, leading to positive effects such as higher productivity, improved work quality, and decreased job turnover.

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ArcelorMittal invests in building a cleaner future

ArcelorMittal has recognized the need for technology that will minimize the effect steel production has on the environment.

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Case Study: Aligning workplace giving, corporate philanthropy, and volunteering at KPMG

To address social issues through business community involvement efforts, many companies develop corporate giving programs to achieve the greatest possible business and social value. Workplace giving efforts are an important corporate social responsibility component of these efforts. As a case study, KPMG LLP,developed strategic community relationships to build an education continuum that impacts a student’s education from early childhood through adult learning.

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Farmers Insurance helps launch a Disaster Recovery Playbook

Farmers Insurance helps launch a Disaster Recovery Playbook To share their expertise in disaster recovery with communities impacted by disasters.

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How does community involvement benefit the business?

Community involvement contributes to key business goals, including improved reputation and the attraction and retention of employees.

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Applied Materials’ Education Initiative aims to increase graduation rates and student success

Our 2015 Community Involvement Survey illustrates that many companies are addressing relevant social issues, with a prominent focus on K-12 education.

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Creating value by investing in community involvement

Companies’ today report that community involvement contributes to key business goals, including improved reputation and the retention of employees.

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Driving Engagement and Business Performance: The Role of Employee Volunteering Programs

By thoughtfully developing employee volunteer programs, corporate citizenship practitioners can benefit society and their business.

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Integrating corporate citizenship across the value chain

The best way to integrate corporate citizenship and ensure it adds the greatest possible value is by understanding its value chain.

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