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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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Demonstrate your value through strategic measurement

To ensure that your CSR programs receive the funding and attention they deserve, you must be able to demonstrate their return on investment through measurement.

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Corporate citizenship reporting advances ESG issues and your business

A corporate social responsibility report was once a nice to have; now approximately 93 percent of the Global 250 issue CSR reports.

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Understanding your material issues is essential to corporate citizenship success

Creating a CSR materiality assessment focused on opportunities for success and risks of negative outcomes is critically important.

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Activate your corporate citizenship network

Activate your corporate citizenship network to receive the ingredients for success—ideas and information, expertise, effort, and financial support.

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Collaboration as key to a sustainable and prosperous future

The Corporate Citizenship Conference is the occasion to make the connections that will deliver sustainable business, social, and environmental value.

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Want to build your company’s brand value? The research points to corporate citizenship

A company’s brand and reputation are important assets to a companies bottom line.

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Inspired Service

USAA sharpens its focus to increase positive impact on military families and local communities.

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Build on corporate citizenship success in 2016

Businesses will play a major part in the success of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the help of their corporate citizenship departments.

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Corporate Citizenship Conference : Global Citizens / Local Communities

The Center for Corporate Citizenship works to provide insightful and data-driven resources to aid CSR professionals in their planning and strategy efforts.

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Future trends in sustainability reporting

Sustainability reporting increases disclosure, improves reputation, mitigates risk, and drives performance and innovation.

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Heating up the fight against climate change

At the Center we’ve known for a long time that strong environmental performance and investments in greenhouse gas reduction and clean energy yield business value and social value.

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Corporate citizenship progress through lifelong learning

At the Center we are working continually to develop information assets and professional development opportunities to support you on your CSR journey.

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The global benefits of stakeholder engagement

Engaging stakeholders can provide many benefits, including streamlined paths to implementing effective global corporate citizenship strategies.

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JetBlue moves people through employee engagement

JetBlue’s mission is to inspire humanity, and to achieve it they begin with employee engagement through corporate citizenship initiatives.

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Leading through learning

Executives are more engaged with corporate citizenship than ever before, and it is vital to arm yourself with the right tools.

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From the corner office: perspectives on corporate citizenship

Business leaders are becoming more aware of the significant role that corporate citizenship can play in overall business strategy,

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Your most important corporate citizenship client

At the Center for Corporate Citizenship, we are privileged to spend our days working with corporations to help them achieve their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) objectives.

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30 years of corporate citizenship insight, growth, and progress

This May marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.

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Achieving corporate citizenship progress together

Corporate citizenship practitioners have kept their noses to the grindstone this winter, continuing to accomplish much in the realm of CSR.

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New Corporate Citizen Magazine offers audacious goals set and achieved with 20/20 vision

Check out highlights from the latest issue of The Corporate Citizen magazine as we approach the 2015 International Corporate Citizenship Conference.

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