Skip to main content

Katherine V. Smith

Executive Director

Katherine is executive director of the Center for Corporate Citizenship, Boston College Carroll School of Management, and part-time faculty in the Carroll School of Management. As executive director, she oversees all of the Center's activities and strategic ventures.

Recent Posts by Author

MoversandShakers

Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Business Roundtable, CSR Influence Leaders, and More

Here is how our members have been working to build a better business and a better world.

Read More
DataCollection_CorporateCitizenship

Big data, big opportunities, big risks

Corporate citizenship professionals have a vital role to play in data security and privacy.

Read More
FromtheCornerOfficeIssue29-20190617

The Corner Office: USAA CEO Stuart Parker on the value of corporate citizenship

In his leadership at USAA, Parker recognizes that business and corporate responsibility goals should serve a common purpose.

Read More
Issue29-Cover-1280x720

A personal commitment: learning

Corporate citizenship professionals must constantly react to a changing field—which makes continuous learning part of the job description.

Read More
CI-Infographic_screenshot

The virtuous cycle of community involvement and employee engagement

Employee engagement is an essential driver of both community involvement and business success.

Read More
101818_BCCC_0014.JPG

New learning opportunities at the Center for Corporate Citizenship

We’re excited to announce several additions to our Executive Education calendar to support the ever-expanding work of corporate citizenship professionals.

Read More
TabletwithHead

What leadership means for corporate citizenship

Today, a new kind of leader is emerging—one who leads from behind and within.

Read More
TheCorporateCitizen-Issue27-Cover-1280x720

Innovation for corporate citizenship: Creating a better business and a better world

Corporate citizenship professionals must be constant innovators, nimble and quick to react to a constantly changing landscape.

Read More
un-declaration-human-rights

How much progress have we made over the past 70 years in securing human rights?

The basic rights laid out by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights endure in corporate citizenship.

Read More
KnowMore-DoMore-AchieveMore

Your resolution for 2019: Know more, do more, and achieve more

An overview of the resources we shared this year, which also present opportunities for corporate citizenship professionals in 2019.

Read More
TheCorporateCitizen-Fall-Issue26-1280x720

Accelerate success together

Companies are joining forces—with nonprofit partners, within their companies, and even with other firms—to achieve sustainable change.

Read More
BCCCC_2019-Banner_for-web

People + Purpose = Progress

Something amazing happens when people unite to advance ambitious goals: the goals become possible to achieve!

Read More
TabletwithHead

Leading change in ESG

All sustainability and social impact work is change management.

Read More
TheCorporateCitizen-Summer-Issue25-1280x720

The key to leadership is learning

As a corporate citizenship professional, your leadership—even if you don’t sit at the top of the organization—is critical to your company’s success in achieving its purpose.

Read More
21stCentry-LinkedIn2

A strategic approach to public policy engagement

A case study from Microsoft on how companies can become more active in policy and political issues—from education, to immigration, to human rights.

Read More
CorporateCitizenIssue24_CoveronTablet

Scan, analyze, experiment, and evolve for corporate citizenship success

As corporate citizenship leaders, we should cultivate four important behaviors to develop resilience.

Read More
C-PoP-FigApg36

Achieving compensation equality in the workplace

The merits of diverse and inclusive workforces are well-documented. The Center provides resources to help you create inclusive environments that recognize and reward your employees equally.

Read More
TrendsInSustainableBusiness-Cover2_small

Environmental insights: Trends in Sustainable Business study

The Center's Trends in Sustainable Business study is a guide to help you address the environmental impacts in your operations—and at your own events.

Read More
21stCentury-Executive&Practicioner

Maintaining resilience through change: Notes from the field from a CSR leader 

Marlene Ibsen, Vice President of Community Relations at Travelers, shares the importance of effective strategy development during times of organizational change.

Read More
Teamwork-Innovation-AdobeStock-85057404-A

Create your own collaborative CSR team

It is vital for corporate citizenship professionals to take the time to cultivate an innovation collaborative.

Read More