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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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Breaking into the world of corporate citizenship ratings and rankings

The CSR practice has many standards, frameworks, and guidance documents available to aid companies in determining, disclosing, and reporting their environmental, social, and governance issues.

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MassMutual challenges students to plan for the future

MassMutual's core function of financial planning helps their guide corporate citizenship strategy, in the form of the FutureSmart Challenge.

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Corporate Citizenship in Action: Ready to LAUNCH with Nike

By aligning corporate citizenship and business priorities, Nike allows itself to better utilize its LAUNCH program in tackling sustainability issues.

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How to build an effective CSR strategy: Insight from Center members

When building your CSR strategy, keeping business goals and stakeholders interests in mind can be crucial for developing a plan that thrives.

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Informing change: How Nielsen Uses Data for Social Good

Nielsen's use of data analysis to boost the effectiveness of ESG programs is highlighted in this spotlight of Corporate Citizenship practitioners.

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3 ways to cut carbon: creative lessons in corporate citizenship

See how Center Members are reducing their greenhouse gas emissions as part of the Corporate Citizenship programs.

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CH2M HILL partnership joins communities and saves lives

Through the power of partnerships, companies can do great things. See how CH2M Hill worked with nonprofit partners to help communities in Panama.

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CSR Professionals Give Back on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday, is a global day dedicated to giving back to the community. Read how our member companies are volunteering their efforts.

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Encouraging Employee Engagement Across the Spectrum

Engaging employees at different career stages is nothing new to corporate citizenship professionals, but employers will need to think more creatively.

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NetSuite Donates Time and Talent to Help Nonprofits Succeed

NetSuite’s mission is to optimize business’ capabilities, a goal that extends to the company’s approach to corporate citizenship.

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Corporate Response to Typhoon Haiyen

A few examples of how companies are contributing to the relief efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan

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Center to conduct next Profile of the Practice survey

From our 2010 Profile of the Practice report: 25 percent of companies called it corporate social responsibility, 20 percent corporate citizenship, 14 percent corporate responsibility, and 8 percent sustainability.

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Member feedback is shaping Center services

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New friends and old, silver and gold

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Toolkit for a tough economy - New tool for members

The Center is creating a series of tools designed to help our members do more with less and utilize this time of uncertainty to elevate their company’s citizenship initiatives. Condensed from our research, this “Toolkit for a Tough Economy” will provide easily digested information relevant to today’s struggles. These tools are provided in both PowerPoint and Adobe PDF formats (presented with no more than 10 slides) so practitioners may view them in a meeting or share them with colleague.

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Center members make the grade

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