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Every other week, our Center publishes a blog roundup of corporate social responsibility stories: who you're partnering with in your communities and why; where your employees are volunteering (with photos if you have them!); what's noteworthy about your latest sustainability report; how you're helping to create happy, healthy, inclusive workplaces; and anything else that falls under the umbrella of corporate social responsibility.

Starting in 2024, We're Implementing an Editorial Calendar. But Don't Worry! You Can Still Submit Any Story, Any Time.

So we can organize your valuable contributions in a more helpful way, we will use the calendar below to create themed blog posts, where you'll have more room to talk about your CSR initiatives, outcomes, and the purpose that's driving them. If your news topic does not fit one of these categories, or if you missed the deadline for a category, that's okay!  We will share ALL submissions via our Movers & Shakers e-newsletter. Please take a moment to review the calendar below. Again, if you prefer to see your story posted ASAP or apart from our calendar themes, there's an option in the form below to request inclusion in our e-newsletter. Thanks in advance for your willingness to share and for the important work you do!

Questions? Email ccc@bc.edu.

2024 EDITORIAL CALENDAR | Jan - Aug | Dates Listed Are Publication Dates; Please Submit Your Stories & Examples at Least Two Weeks Prior

examples company mentoring programs

JAN 13 | MENTORING IN THE WORKPLACE & THE COMMUNITY Mentoring Programs in the Workplace | How does your company mentor local students to support the next generation of talent and/or foster career readiness in your communities? Does your company use mentoring to support new hires and/or diverse talent? How does your company use reverse mentoring to connect younger employees with more tenured workers?

supplier diversity

FEB 16 | SUPPLIER DIVERSITY Best Practices in Supplier Diversity & Inclusive Procurement | What steps have you taken to support a more inclusive approach to procurement? What are some of the positive results you're seeing?

storytelling engages consumers in csr

MAR 15 | Communicating Purpose Using Stories to Communicate Purpose | Where are you telling your CSR story? Send us examples from Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, etc. What has the response been? How are your sharing your CSR stories internally? Do you have any metrics to show employees are listening? What is your company’s purpose? How do you weave purpose into your CSR narrative?

corporate giving trends 2022

TBD | TRUST-BASED PHILANTHROPY Trust-Based Philanthropy in Action | What are some examples of your community partner relationships that are trust-based? What does the relationship look like? What pieces do you need to have in place for this type of partnership model to work? What kinds of gains can you identify since shifting away from traditional corporate giving?

CA bill gender racial pay gaps

TBD| TACKLING GENDER INEQUALITY & SDG 5 Tackling Gender Inequality | How is your company working to support gender equality? Do you sponsor any programs for the advancement of women in your organization? How are your working with outside organizations that support girls and young women?

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MAR 23 | Reducing Water Consumption Focus on World Water Day | What steps is your company taking to reduce its water consumption? How are you working with outside organizations that support access to clean water & sanitation for all? Why is SDG 6 important to your company?

pro bono and skills based volunteering

APR 13 | SKILLS-BASED VOLUNTEERING Skills-Based Volunteering Stories | What examples can you provide of successful SBV engagements or pro bono services? What did your teams help to accomplish? Which skills are most needed right now by your community partners? How are you promoting these volunteer opportunities within your company? What kinds of results are you seeing?

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APR 27 | BETTER EARTH DAY IDEAS Better Earth Day Ideas | How does your company work to ensure your efforts are driving measurable, meaningful change, especially with regard to environmental efforts? How do you engage your employees in these initiatives? Not every company can plant a forest. What are some Earth Day (and beyond) efforts that smaller businesses can make?

work life balance legislation

MAY 11 | Supporting Working Parents & Caregivers How to Support Employees with At-Home Roles | What kinds of resources or support services are you offering parents and caregivers? Does your company have an employee resource group for parents and caregivers? What kinds of issues are these groups tackling?

employee wellbeing companies - 1

MAY 25 | WELLBEING AT WORK Wellbeing at Work: What Does It Look Like? | Of the four pillars of wellbeing (physical, mental, financial, and social) where do you think your company can make the greatest impact? What kinds of resources or support services are you offering employees related to wellbeing? Do any stats on employee wellbeing make it into your ESG report? What do they look like?

community resilience

JUNE 8 | COMMUNITY RESILIENCE As Atlantic Hurricane Season approaches, we'd love to know: how is your company working to develop climate resilience products or services? Is your company funding any community climate resilience investments? How are you developing climate resilience in your supply chain? Where are your team members volunteering to support community resilience projects or efforts?

employee resource groups pride month

JUNE 22 | HOW TO BE AN ALLY Pride Month | How to Be an Ally | What is your company doing to educate employees about LGBTQ+ issues? How are you updating company policies in order to be more equitable and inclusive? How does your company ensure its support for the LGBTQ+ community extends beyond the month of June? What are some pride-related insights you have leveraged from your employee resource groups?

taking a stand on social issues

JULY 13 | CORPORATE ADVOCACY: COMPANIES TAKING A STAND Corporate Advocacy: Companies Taking a Stand | Do your company leaders ever weigh in on sociopolitical issues? Which ones? Why? And where are they sharing their perspectives? Tell us which issues matter to your company and how you're standing up for them internally and/or externally.

esg reporting frameworks regulation

JULY 27 | ESG SCORES & RANKINGS: WHAT DO THEY MEAN? There are LOTS of different ESG scores, rankings, awards, and lists out there. Different organizations highlight different companies who are doing especially well with environmental or social dimensions. We want to know which ones matter to you. Which scores or mentions is your company proud to share? Where have you made the biggest strides?

CSR jobs

AUG 10 | CSR JOBS & INTERNSHIPS Corporate Social Responsibility Jobs & Internships | As the summer winds down, we're spotlighting all the latest openings in CSR, ESG, DE&I, social impact, and related opportunities. Send us your job openings and, more importantly, your detailed descriptions of how you hope new team members can deliver on your company's corporate citizenship commitments.

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