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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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Employee Relief Funds: Supporting your Workforce Through Hardship

As this pandemic continues, employee needs are becoming increasingly complex, and more CSR professionals than ever are reaching out to us for advice on setting up their own employee relief funds.

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Ready Response: Employee Relief Funds, Disaster Response, 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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Ready Response: Digital Volunteering, Free Learning Opportunities, 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: Employees express pride over corporate response to COVID-19

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

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Engaging employees through digital volunteering

Here is some practical advice for how you can use the efforts you’ve undertaken already to keep your community of employees engaged with the company, with each other, and with your larger community. We are also including links to online volunteering resources that can enable your employees to volunteer virtually.

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COVID-19 Highlights the Importance of Paid Leave

It is during times like these that workers depend on paid sick time and/or paid family leave—however these benefits aren’t available to everyone. The United States is one of the only developed countries that doesn’t guarantee paid sick time or paid family leave. Though in some cases paid leave is mandated at the state level.

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Ready Response: Paid Leave, Employee Support, and Members in Action

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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Ready Response: How COVID-19 is impacting food security and community wellness

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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Supporting food security during COVID-19

While COVID-19 continues to put pressure on our health care systems across the globe, we are all thankful that children seem to be spared from the worst symptoms of the virus. Many, however, aren’t immune from its subsequent effects—especially the threat of hunger.

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The new, new world…

I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge and thank our members, conference sponsors, affinity groups, and our excellent team for the most exemplary way in which they have rolled with the punches, showed their support for BCCCC, and maintained their commitment to our mission.

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Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: New CSR Job Listings, Promotions, and Programs

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

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Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: A banner week for inclusion and diversity

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

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Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Speak Up for Inclusion and New CSR Jobs, Initiatives, and Reports

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

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Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: SDG Action, CSR Jobs, Best Places to Work, and More

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

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Get in sync with executives on corporate citizenship

Executives and CSR professionals agree that corporate citizenship has value—but their priorities differ.

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Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: New Jobs at the Center, State of Corporate Citizenship Findings

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

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Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Cutting Carbon Emissions, Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, and More

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

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Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: STEM Education, New Job Postings, and Best Employers for Diversity

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

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Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: New Job Postings, CDP A List, and Carbon Neutrality

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

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Delivering global impact on climate change

There is reason for hope as leaders from across sectors and industries come forward with solutions for climate action.

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