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Profile of the Professionals


2018 Research Now Available

The Profile of the Professionals is a research project of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship that examines job satisfaction, professional development, motivations, and compensation of corporate citizenship professionals. Its findings provide insight into how professionals at all levels assess the skills they need to be effective in their roles and what they perceive as the greatest challenges they must overcome.

Key findings reveal:

• The number of dedicated corporate citizenship departments is increasing across firms.
• Corporate citizenship professionals are more likely to report holding senior positions then they were 10 years ago.
• Communication is key: Respondents list it as a major area of responsibility and the skill needed most for success.

Learn more about the methodology used for this report. 



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INFOGRAPHIC: Corporate Citizenship Profession

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Resources for corporate citizenship professionals

Course Catalog Online and in-person courses in corporate social responsibility strategy, sustainability reporting, supply chain, communications, community involvement, and other topics for business professionals provide you with actionable skills and solutions for the challenges you and your organization face today—and tomorrow.

Corporate Citizenship Resource Library Explore the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship digital resource library, where you’ll find research, knowledge, and learning opportunities that help CSR leaders maximize their work.

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