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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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sustainability professionals more engaged

Sustainability professionals will need to be more engaged

Morgan Stanley’s Cryptocurrency and Sustainability Research teams did a deep dive on the key ESG issues surrounding crypto. Researchers detailed what they found, saying, "While crypto can offer some societal benefits—such as financial inclusion and the ability to 'be your own bank'—there are also potential downsides...

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companies invest in green products

Companies invest in green products, renewable energy, and more

New Balance announced that it will expand its product assortment under the company’s green leaf standard to now include certain footwear, focusing on high-volume models. Plus, other news and job openings in CSR...

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csr professionals career opportunities

CSR professionals take on new career opportunities

CSR executives take on new roles and new challenges in this week's roundup of corporate citizenship activity. See who's tackling the plastic waste crisis and who's winning awards for community engagement...

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diversity and inclusion metrics and accountability

Diversity and inclusion metrics, accountability for progress

This latest roundup highlights some promising data on the growth in the number of women and underrepresented employees hired globally.

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ESG report season

It's ESG Report Season | Updates from BCCCC Member Companies

A roundup of BCCCC members who are issuing annual ESG reports, along with other highlights from companies and executives in our CSR community

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sec proposed new rules

SEC proposes new rules for mandatory environmental disclosure

The SEC rules for mandatory climate-related disclosures (currently moving toward a 60-day review period) would require companies issuing securities in U.S. financial markets to include in their Form 10-K and other disclosures information including the following...

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working together for a better brighter future

Working together for a better, bolder, brighter future

BCCCC members featured prominently on the agenda at this week’s virtual International Corporate Citizenship Conference. Here's what they had to say, along with other CSR news.

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empowering women acriss the workforce

Empowering women across the workforce

A spotlight on companies recognizing Women's History Month and International Women's Day 2022, including efforts to support women entrepreneurs, women investors, and women across the workforce. This post also highlights a list of DEI executives, singled out by LinkedIn, as professionals "making strides in 2022."

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esg leaders take helm

New ESG leaders take helm to drive strategy

The latest ESG appointments, promotions, and noteworthy recognition happening within our corporate citizenship community. Plus a new batch of CSR job openings and member company news items.

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black history month stem leaders

Closing out Black History Month by recognizing leaders in STEM, energy, hospitality, and more

Highlights from BCCCC member companies and their employees, including different ways businesses are honoring Black History Month

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the future of corporate citizenship

The future of corporate citizenship: Better, bolder, brighter

The future of corporate citizenship: reporting on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors will be required for many, as raters and policymakers around the world plan to mandate corporate disclosure of climate-related and human rights risks...

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climate change as economic opportunity

Companies take on climate change as economic opportunity

Several BCCCC member companies based on Minnesota were featured in the Star Tribune for their efforts to tackle climate change as economic opportunity, citing a Deloitte Economic Institute report that inaction on climate change could cost the U.S. economy $14.5 trillion by 2070.

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diversity and inclusion requires communication

For diversity and inclusion, communication is key

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

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new csr job postings

New CSR job postings, annual reports, and research

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

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csr leaders join major companies

You’re hired! CSR leaders join major companies

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

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csr leaders in the news

Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Read all about it! CSR leaders featured in the news

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

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global banks tackle climate risk

Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Global Banks Team Up to Tackle Climate Risk

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

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climate change leaders in 2022

Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Climate change leaders to watch in 2022

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

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gifts of community support

Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Gifts of the season to support communities

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

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diversity and inclusion reports

Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Diversity and inclusion reports keep companies accountable to goals

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

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