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ESG Research & News

The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship develops, curates, and distributes comprehensive research to provide insights and expertise to support your ESG decision making in today's dynamic business landscape. From in-depth case studies of leading company CSR efforts to summaries of the latest news and regulations, we offer you the information necessary to help you drive progress in your business and communities.

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ESG Topics

Corporate Citizenship

Corporate citizenship is how a company exercises its rights, obligations, privileges, and overall corporate responsibility within our local and global environments.

Value of Corporate Citizenship

Corporate citizenship delivers value when companies optimize their core competencies to address opportunities in the ESG aspects of business.

Engaging Employees

Engaging employees in your CSR activities results in greater productivity, improved reputation, increased employee retention, and lower cost of recruiting.

Impact Measurement

By understanding how much social and business value you create and the means by which you create it, you can provide your company with a best-practice opportunity to demonstrate the value of its unique corporate citizenship efforts.

Community Involvement

Read how corporate community involvement can bring positive, measurable change to your business and the communities you serve. Plus CI resources you can use!

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental sustainability is increasing attention to global environmental concerns, providing the incentive for businesses to assess their impacts.

Sustainability Reporting

Sustainability reporting is a must for today's companies. But where to start? With custom training or other resources, we can help you tackle all the complexities surrounding various frameworks, vendor reports, integrated reporting, and more...

Supply Chain Management

Address inefficiencies and risks as well as responsibly manage the quality of goods and services within your company's supply chain.

Responsible Corporate Leadership

Responsible corporate leadership is an imperative for companies hoping to maximize both business and social returns from CSR initiatives.

The Corporate Citizen Magazine

The Corporate Citizen: Issue 46

THE RIPPLE EFFECT | This issue reviews key findings from BCCCC's most recent Community Involvement Study, ooks at member companies making waves in sustainable agriculture, discusses how to tailor corporate crisis response efforts, and profiles leaders who have created both business and social value from employee volunteer initiatives.

The Corporate Citizen: Issue 45

FORWARD FOCUS | Forthcoming regulations and lawmakers with counterproductive agendas do not present barriers, but rather a call for strategic and out-of-the-box thinking. In this issue of The Corporate Citizen, you will find stories of organizations who are doing just that.

The Corporate Citizen: Issue 44

CAREER & LEARNING | This issue of The Corporate Citizen contains our Executive Education Course Catalog, which provides a rich overview of our certification programs, course offerings, details about our Advisory Boards, and much more...

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Research Reports


Community Involvement Study

Conducted by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, this research project explores how companies are investing in corporate foundation giving and employee volunteering and how these community involvement efforts connect to overall business success.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report, 2021

Corporate citizenship professionals have an essential part to play in elevating discussions of diversity, equity and inclusion, building inclusive programs, and engaging stakeholders to understand how equity can be achieved.


Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD): A Beginner's Guide

TCFD aims not to create a new disclosure scheme, but to identify gaps in existing disclosure schemes and work with leaders in the financial sector to forge a shared understanding about the kinds of risk a changing climate might pose for business.

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Employee Mental Health Wellness Study 2020

Corporate investments in mental health will directly affect the lives of your coworkers, their families, and friends, and will also positively impact the bottom line. This report offers research, real-life stories, and strategies to address the mental health crisis inside companies and communities.

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Research Briefs

Delivered twice monthly via email, Research Briefs is a digital summary of recent or seminal research from corporate practice and academic study, offering knowledge and tools you can apply directly to your work.


Regulatory Radar

This monthly briefing on emerging regulatory issues keeps you apprised of the actions that may impact your corporate citizenship efforts. Each edition includes summaries of and links to the latest items we’ve added to our Resource Library.


Issue Briefs

These member-exclusive resources are compilations of the most frequently asked questions from our member community of corporate citizenship professionals. Use these brief downloads of best practices and company examples on a variety of essential topics—from corporate giving to making the business case for CSR.

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CSR and ESG Infographics

Browse CSR and ESG infographics designed to help companies advance their environmental, social, and governance efforts. Each resource represents research and data, compiled by our Center, for the benefit of the corporate social responsibility community.

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