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Delivered quarterly, The Corporate Citizen is the largest circulation magazine focused on corporate citizenship—offering industry practitioners an in-depth look into the programs and trends that are shaping the future of the field.

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Corporate Citizenship

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Corporate Citizenship with a B2B Focus

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | Winter 2018: From the reputation and financial benefits reached through stakeholder engagement, to the efficiency, human rights, and sustainability opportunities found in value chain management, the value corporate citizenship offers to B2B companies is substantial.


No Bad Questions, Lots of Great Answers

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | Fall 2017: Great corporate citizenship professionals value the powers of networking and cross-collaboration, whether between the public and private sectors, internally across a company’s specific teams, or externally, between companies and the communities in which employees live and work.


The Corporate Citizen: Issue 21

CAREER AND LEARNING ISSUE: Learn how leading companies are learning from their previous corporate citizenship efforts to drive their future work.


The Corporate Citizen: Issue 20

ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCE: How leading companies are developing programs that respond to present needs and work toward creating the world in which we want to live.

Engaging Employees

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The Power of All of the People

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | Fall 2017: Diversity and inclusion efforts have come to the forefront of corporate citizenship as companies not only seek to achieve the business benefits but also work to effect positive social change to ensure the future growth of both the national and global economy.


Narrow Focus, Major Results

By Focusing their corporate citizenship efforts on the issues closely related to their employees' unique qualities and skills, two companies are driving progress.


Education Now for Success Later

To ensure future skilled workers, companies, are engaging students with STEM subjects today.


Building Strength from Differences

A look at the ways two companies are prioritizing diversity and inclusion for future success.

Community Involvement

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Taking the Long View Keeps You Covered

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN: Spring 2018 | Successful corporate citizenship is a long-term game, but sometimes maintaining focus and purpose in a dynamic climate poses challenges. Marlene Ibsen, chief executive officer and president of the Travelers Foundation and vice president of community relations for The Travelers Companies, Inc.—explores how companies can navigate strategic opportunities and challenges to advance corporate citizenship.


Education & Innovation: A Win-Win

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | Winter 2018: How two leading companies have designed STEM education initiatives in ways that align with and connect to their particular business context and expertise, while also helping students and schools across the country achieve social value.


Impactful Global Volunteering

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | Fall 2017: Effective corporate citizenship professionals know that with a solid employee volunteering program, they can boost productivity and retain workers—all while achieving social and environmental goals.


Offering Aid When Disaster Strikes

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | Spring 2017: Two companies use their unique resources and networks to offer compelling disaster relief and recovery programs.

Sustainablity Reporting

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The Reporting Landscape

Corporate citizenship leaders offer advice on how to navigate complexities of sustainability reporting.


Reporting on Meaningful Change

A closer look at the Sustainability and Reporting 2025 study commissioned by the BCCCC and GRI and the importance of sustainability reporting.


From a Moment to a Movement

Sustainability leaders from the public and private sector discuss how effective reporting will help meet global sustainability targets.


Sustainability Reporting Comes of Age

Sustainability reporting is increasingly a best practice employed by companies worldwide.

Responsible Corporate Leadership

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From the Corner Office

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN: Spring 2018 | The message from executives is clear: By selecting corporate citizenship activities that align with business strategy, companies can make the most efficient use of existing resources and ensure that ESG efforts are driving value back to the business as well as to the community. This month's Corner Office features Tanger Outlets, EDC, and National Grid.


Achieving Compensation Equality in the Workplace

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN, Spring 2018 | The merits of diverse and inclusive workforces are well-documented. They drive innovation, bolster financial performance, capture new markets, and increase customer loyalty. Fair and equal compensation is the prerequisite of cultivating an inclusive company culture, and is an issue that is receiving attention increasingly from policymakers, corporate leaders, and the popular media.


The Corporate Citizen: Issue 23

RESILIENCE, RESPONSIBILITY, RESULTS: In this issue of The Corporate Citizen, you’ll hear from companies that have cultivated resilience by taking a longer view in their corporate social responsibility strategies, by refusing to see impediments to progress as obstacles and viewing them rather as CSR challenges to be overcome, and by maintaining tenacious optimism about what is possible.


From the Corner Office

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | Winter 2018: Top executives are aware of the role corporate citizenship plays in delivering value, and are savvy at determining how socially responsible work can support a company’s broader purpose.

Environmental Sustainability

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Sustainability Enterprisewide

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN: Spring 2018 | Companies are most effective in achieving sustainability goals when they align their environmental efforts with their business strategy and incorporate them into all aspects of their operations. Read about how State Street and Clif Bar are engaging their employees, analyzing their operations, and partnering with their stakeholders to create a healthier, more vibrant future.


The Virtuous Cycle of Sustainability

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | Winter 2018: Just like individual citizens, corporate citizens—regardless of size or industry—can contribute to environmental sustainability at least incrementally and sometimes in transformative ways.


Committed to Zero

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | Fall 2017: Companies have come to recognize that strategic environmental sustainability initiatives like recycling and pollution prevention programs deliver both social and business benefits.


Designing a Sustainable Future

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | Summer 2017: The Bechtel Corporation and Kohler Co. are taking what they’ve learned from each having more than a century of experience to shape and drive the future of sustainability.

Impact Measurement

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The Corporate Citizen: Issue 24

SCAN, ANALYZE, EXPERIMENT, EVOLVE: Hear from companies who have scanned their horizons, analyzed their circumstances, experimented with their programs, and evolved into corporate citizenship leaders.


The Corporate Citizen: Issue 22

GOALS BEYOND "BETTER": As corporate citizenship professionals, when we're designing our vision for a more sustainable future—and developing the programs to achieve it—we need to move beyond "better," and really start to describe specific ESG goals that will deliver tangible, measurable progress toward that vision.


Measuring for Progress

Two companies illustrate how they are using measurement to identify areas of improvement and ensure future growth.


The Corporate Citizen, Issue 15

Read how corporate citizenship programs not only advance communities and protect the environment, but deliver benefits to business as well.

The Value of Corporate Citizenship

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Making Messages that Resonate

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN: Spring 2018 | During the 2018 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, 600 corporate citizenship professionals celebrated the conclusion of the 10th annual Corporate Citizenship Film Festival, which showcases the important work companies are doing to create a more sustainable future. Winners of this year’s Film Festival: Bella Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Ally Financial, and Mary Kay.


Innovating for Economic Mobility

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN: Spring 2018 | Ally Financial is recognized as a leading digital financial services company with a reputation for delivering innovative approaches to online banking. It supports these services with more than 8,000 dedicated employees and formal corporate citizenship initiatives designed to ensure the financial health of its customers and communities.


Cause Marketing and Corporate Citizenship

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | Winter 2018: Cause marketing campaigns raise proceeds for nonprofit causes, connect brands to nonprofit organizations, generate consumer goodwill and—when successful—drive sales.


Create Value with a Strong Brand and Reputation

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | Summer 2017: Tremendous value can be found in integrating corporate citizenship into business strategy. With this in mind, four leaders explore the importance of a company’s brand and reputation--powerful assets with the potential to influence consumer perception, loyalty, and purchase intent.

Supply Chain Management

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From Start to Finish

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | Winter 2018: A significant amount of ESG impact occurs within supply chains, whether it is greenhouse gas emissions, vendor performance, labor conditions within a supplier’s factory, or the sourcing of materials.


Corporate Citizenship Through the Value Chain

Two leading companies share how they work with partners throughout their value chain to better the environment and society.


Integrating Corporate Citizenship Across the Value Chain

A closer look at how two companies are enforcing their corporate citizenship standards throughout their value chains.


Responsibility Along the Supply Chain

Global supply chains mean companies are facing the need to uphold labor and environmental standards in factories not owned by them, across international boundaries.

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