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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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Career Path

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | FALL 2019: Five corporate citizenship professionals share lessons learned and the benefits of continuous learning.


The Corporate Citizen: Issue 30

MAJOR IMPACT: ASSEMBLY REQUIRED - Corporate citizenship professionals can connect and mobilize their stakeholders to accelerate business growth and social impact.


ESG Regulation: Coming Soon to a State Near You

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | FALL 2019: In the United States, state-level legislation on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) aspects of business could signal widespread trends.


Prioritizing Issues at the Heart of Strategy

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | FALL 2019: Companies such as AstraZeneca use a materiality assessment to understand how issues fit into their overall operations, purpose, and aspirations.

Engaging Employees

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Redefining Employee Well-being

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | SPRING 2019: An exploration of two leading companies’ employee wellness programs, which have encouraged both the attraction and retention of top talent.


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.


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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Finding Meaning Through Skills-Based Volunteering

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | FALL 2019: How Tauck and 3M have built volunteer initiatives that allow employees to leverage their unique skillsets and make a meaningful impact.


Bridging the Skills Gap

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | SPRING 2019: A look at how two top technology companies are proactively addressing the need for better trained workers in STEM fields.


Trends in Community Involvement

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | SPRING 2019: A look into the findings from the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship’s forthcoming Community Involvement Study 2019.


Expertise Inspires Students

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | Winter 2019: Two prominent companies share how they have invested in the future workforce through education-focused programs and initiatives.

Sustainablity Reporting

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A-Rated Sustainability

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | FALL 2019: Veolia North America and Las Vegas Sands demonstrate sound sustainability stewardship -- and how to communicate environmental results.


Demystifying Corporate Citizenship Rankings and Indices

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | Summer 2018: Evaluating a company's strengths, weaknesses, goals, and peers helps to determine which CSR and sustainability rankings should be prioritized.


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.

Responsible Corporate Leadership

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From the Corner Office

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | FALL 2019: Executive perspectives that demonstrate top management has a key role to play in advancing the corporate citizenship field.


Lead Change (From Wherever You Sit)

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | FALL 2019: Four corporate citizenship leaders discuss best practices for rallying cross-departmental colleagues around impact initiatives.


From the Corner Office

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | SUMMER 2019: Executives consistently express that they find corporate citizenship to be an important component of business and accept it as a crucial strategic practice.


The Corporate Citizen: Issue 29

CAREER AND LEARNING ISSUE: In this special issue, you will find examples of CSR leaders sharing stories of growth and continuous improvement.

Environmental Sustainability

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It’s Great Being Good

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | SPRING 2019: An investigation into how two prominent companies assess, manage, and communicate their exceptional environmental performance.


Creating a More Sustainable Operation

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | Winter 2019: An excerpt from "The Executive’s Guide to 21st Century Corporate Citizenship” that offers tactics for measuring and developing environmental sustainability efforts throughout the value chain.


Future-Minded Goals

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | Fall 2018: How Danone North America has created highly impactful sustainability programs that are helping the company identify and manage opportunities and risk and, in turn, improve its triple bottom line.


Growing Sustainable Workforces

THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | Summer 2018: Effective leaders recognize how to integrate environmental stewardship into many aspects of their business practices.

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.


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.


Measuring for Progress

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

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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