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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.

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Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: UNGC companies urge net-zero economic recovery

New CSR jobs, members in the news, and more.

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Inclusion and Diversity and COVID-19

The pandemic has brought existing inequalities into sharp focus, and this is the perfect time to think about what we can change for the better.

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Ready Response: Trusting business to lead COVID-19 response, Online Events, and More

COVID-19 is disrupting business operations and ESG programs across the world. To support your efforts in this time of disruption, we’re rounding up relevant Center resources, news, company best practices, and research and delivering it straight to you.

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Trusting business to lead COVID-19 response

How much do people trust business to bring us through the COVID-19 pandemic? It depends on your context.

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Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Corporate Citizenship Jobs, Reports, and Recognition

New CSR jobs, members in the news, and more.

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Ready Response: Trust-Based Philanthropy, Online Events, and More

COVID-19 is disrupting business operations and ESG programs across the world. To support your efforts in this time of disruption, we’re rounding up relevant Center resources, news, company best practices, and research and delivering it straight to you.

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Trust-based philanthropy: What has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Survey findings reveal smart best practices for grantmaking, in which corporate givers are relying on established processes and creating new ones to provide relief.

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Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: #GivingTuesdayNow, New CSR Job Postings

New CSR jobs, members in the news, and more.

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Ready Response: Corporate Citizenship Imperative, Disaster Relief, and More

COVID-19 is disrupting business operations and ESG programs across the world. To support your efforts in this time of disruption, we’re rounding up relevant Center resources, news, company best practices, and research and delivering it straight to you.

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Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: New CSR Reports, Diversity Jobs, and More

New CSR jobs, members in the news, and more.

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Ready Response: Live Webinar, Employee Mental Health, and More

COVID-19 is disrupting business operations and ESG programs across the world. To support your efforts in this time of disruption, we’re rounding up relevant Center resources, news, company best practices, and research and delivering it straight to you.

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Prioritizing Employee Mental Health

As corporate citizenship professionals, your efforts can mitigate some of the stress coming from our current isolation.

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Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: The Value of CSR Networks, Disaster Relief, and More

New CSR jobs, members in the news, and more.

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Announcing 2020 Film Festival winners!

This year more than 55 companies submitted videos that showcased efforts that varied from ocean clean-up activities to the impact of employee resource groups.

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Ready Response: Inspiring Stories, Virtual Volunteering, and More!

COVID-19 is disrupting business operations and ESG programs across the world. To support your efforts in this time of disruption, we’re rounding up relevant Center resources, news, company best practices, and research and delivering it straight to you.

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Inspiring Stories that Explore New Perspectives

Many companies have stepped forward in admirable ways to support their employees, customers, and communities. In the coming months and years, businesses will likely be expected to play a larger role to ensure a cohesive society and to protect our natural environment.

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Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Members Meet Up, CSR Efforts Recognized

New CSR jobs, members in the news, and more.

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Ready Response: Change Management, Peer Connections, and Relevant Research

COVID-19 is disrupting business operations and ESG programs across the world. To support your efforts in this time of disruption, we’re rounding up relevant Center resources, news, company best practices, and research and delivering it straight to you.

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PASS through Disruption

Our current context may be unprecedented, but we can apply the skills and tactics we’ve learned helping our companies grapple with other major global issues—such as climate change, human rights issues, and social inequity—and apply them here: supporting our employees, stabilizing our communities, and—ultimately—investing in future health and prosperity.

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Corporate citizenship in times of economic contraction

Different contexts require different strategies. By taking a closer look at CSR during past recessions, we can derive some insight about how to make the most of our current operating environment.

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