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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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SEC Final Rule on Corporate Climate Disclosure: An Overview of New Reporting Requirements

The SEC just approved a final rule on corporate climate disclosure that companies have been anticipating for several years. This post offers a breakdown of what’s involved, who it affects, and how this new requirement fits into the ever-evolving context of ESG reporting regulations in the U.S. and abroad.

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Companies with Supplier Diversity Programs Talk Purpose, Strategy

Companies with supplier diversity programs answer all your questions on finding and vetting diverse suppliers, making the business case for inclusive procurement, setting program goals, building lasting relationships, measuring social impact, and more...

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Mentoring in the Workplace: Program Examples & Best Practices

Mentoring in the workplace is becoming an increasingly popular tool for attracting and retaining top talent, including diverse talent and the next generation of workers. Read this overview of mentoring program models, best practices, benefits to the different parties involved, and ideas for measuring impact.

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Success Stories in Community Involvement

A roundup of community involvement initiatives from companies large and small. Plus some news on open roles, promotions, and professional development opportunities happening in the world of corporate social responsibility.

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Companies Respond to Israel/Hamas War

A roundup of corporate responses, company and CEO statements regarding the Hamas attacks on Israel in October 2023. This list will be updated.

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Investing in Kids and Their Communities

A big part of creating an equitable, sustainable future starts with focusing on the smallest stakeholders: kids. Read some examples of how companies are gearing CSR efforts toward healthy kids and their communities.

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Business Resource Groups and Green Teams on the Job

See what business resource groups and green teams from companies around the world are up to this season, and learn more about different types of ERGs/BRGs, including the growing demand for parent/caregiver groups.

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SDG 2: Zero Hunger | Companies Fighting Hunger & Food Insecurity

Sustainable Development Goal 2 aims to create a world free of hunger by 2030. Here's how some community-conscious companies are working to fight food insecurity, especially amidst economic and supply chain challenges.

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Spotlight on Black Business Month

In honor of Black Business Month, enjoy this roundup of CSR examples: companies supporting Black-owned businesses and Black entrepreneurs, making invaluable contributions to the American economy.

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The CSRD: Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

A simple overview of the EU's CSRD for corporate sustainability reporting. With answers to questions like: What is the CSRD? Which companies (in the U.S. and abroad) must comply with EU sustainability reporting standards? When and how?

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Companies Supporting Students and Engaging Summer Interns

Companies in our corporate citizenship community support all different types of student-centered programs, from K-12 initiatives to college scholarships and career readiness programs. Many are also working hard to engage their summer interns.

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Prioritizing Employee Wellness and Well-Being

June is Professional Wellness Month and the last week of June represents World Well-being Week. This post rounds up a variety of employee wellness and well-being programs, including initiatives aimed at physical wellness, emotional wellness, financial wellness, social and professional wellness.

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World Refugee Day | Companies Addressing the Displacement Crisis

How companies are partnering with local and global organizations to help refugees and displaced communities as they work to establish new lives, gain meaningful employment, or start their own businesses.

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Employee Resource Groups and Active Allyship This Pride Month

Employee resource groups, business resource groups, and other LGBTQ+ allies are in the spotlight this Pride Month as they demonstrate active allyship -- how they celebrate diversity and inclusion in June and all throughout the year.

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Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month: How Companies Are Celebrating

How are leading companies celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month? Take a look at the many conversations, employee profiles, and personal stories our members are highlighting this month, as well as partnership and philanthropic efforts aimed at supporting the AAPI community.

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Companies Celebrating Earth Day, Earth Month, & More

With a wide variety of environmental goals and sustainability commitments, these companies demonstrate how they celebrate Earth Day every day. Read more about the innovative projects, partnerships, and investments these earth-conscious brands are undertaking.

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Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace and Beyond

A roundup of company efforts to spotlight the importance of mental health, along with stories that help destigmatize the process of seeking or receiving help for mental health concerns. Read how BCCCC members are making mental health a priority for their employees, consumers, communities, and other stakeholders.

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Community Investment from Companies Large and Small

Read how companies are investing in their communities to expand local youth services, empower trans persons, fight childhood obesity, support Black business owners, and generally ensure brighter futures for their stakeholder neighborhoods.

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BCCCC's Film Festival | History and Winners

Read the history of BCCCC's Corporate Citizenship Film Festival, including a compiled list of each year's finalists and winners.

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Examples of Employee Volunteering to Kick off Global Volunteer Month

Looking for examples of employee volunteer programs in action? Check out these initiatives from companies around the world that are working with their teams to address pressing social and environmental concerns.

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