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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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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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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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