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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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What can business learn from Ferguson?

Employers have a role to play in helping to create an environment of constructive dialog and mutual understanding and many are working hard to do so.

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November Corporate Citizenship Highlights

Learn how corporate citizenship professionals can achieve business and social value by furthering their efforts through strategic partnerships.

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Achieving future business focus with 20/20 vision

A winning approach to corporate citizenship requires the cultivation of a clear vision, and the strategic setting of goals to achieve it.

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The genius of corporate citizenship

Findings of the 2014 State of Corporate Citizenship study state firms with longer durations of investment in ESG programs are more successful.

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Expert Perspectives from the Corner Office

Corporate Citizenship

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Actions speak and pay—the value of reputation

Corporate citizenshipt is the combination of how your company exercises its rights, privileges, obligations, and responsibilities—throughout all of its operations.

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Accounting for the future—will you be Wimpy or Warren Buffet?

Companies that make longer-term investments in environmental, social, and governance dimensions of their businesses will sustain positive returns for the longer term.

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Investors looking to companies for a longer-term view

Corporate citizenship professionals are in a unique position to help drive this change by outlining the benefits of slower, more sustainable growth.

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Four ways to engage your CFO and COO

We have observed that effective corporate citizenship professionals adopt to contribute to the objectives for which CFOs and COOs are responsible.

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Embracing your inner idealist

Corporations are not monolithic entities with their own life force, they are powered by humans and humans have the power to change their shape.

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Conference was rich with inspiration and ideas

Kicking off our conference Raj Subramaniam said: change is no longer what happens to any business eventually, it is what happens to every business constantly.

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Do socially responsible business practices influence the value of your company? Research says yes.

Using CSRHub and Brand Finance data, the Conference Board conducted a study that found a positive correlation between brand value and corporate citizenship.

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New Corporate Citizen magazine provides stories of adaptable leadership

In our magazine, The Corporate Citizen, you can read about sustainability reporting, supply chain, management, and CSR marketing.

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Corporate Citizenship 2014: Five areas for continued action

Are we helping to create the type of world we want to do business in? Even more importantly, are we helping to create the kind of world we want to live in?

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Giving Tuesday: A day when individuals and companies give

A few examples of what companies are doing to participate in Giving Tuesday

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Even leaders sometimes need to recalculate

Corporate citizenship professionals must constantly recalculate our course, knowing that the path to achieving success must be flexible if we are to succeed.

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Take a moment to remember the day that changed us forever

If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference or commemorate September 11th here are just a few ways our members are doing so this week and beyond

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Corporate citizenship requires vision and discipline

Moving corporate citizenship to the core of business will allow companies to generate innovations that provide solutions to social problems that align with firm capabilities and values.

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Positive stakeholder relationships build trust and business value

Positive stakeholder engagements are shown to have a positive effect on those directly engaged and on other groups of stakeholders who observe the engagement.

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Corporate citizenship success hinges on support from senior executives

To advance corporate citizenship programs you need the capability to translate goals in ways that resonate with your top executives

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