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Profile of the Professionals


2020 Research Now Available

The Profile of the Professionals is a research project of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship that examines the roles, responsibilities, development, 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.

Members have access to:

- The full report, which breaks down the paths corporate citizenship professionals take to career success.

- A salary supplement, allowing you to benchmark your own compensation against that of  similar peers.

- Presentation slides, making it easy for you to slip relevant key findings into your own strategy documents.

To access member resources, use the link below.

Member Resources

Members can access the full report, as well as supplementary materials. ACCESS FULL RESEARCH

Executive Summary

While the full report is for members-only, you can access the executive summary and additional resources below. READ SUMMARY

Key findings:

- Corporate citizenship professionals are most likely to work in a dedicated corporate citizenship or community relations department.

- Respondents are more likely to hold senior positions than they were 15 years ago.

- A supportive work environment and corporate culture is key: Most respondents rank company culture among the most helpful factors that contribute to getting their work done.

- Most respondents choose communication as one of the top three skills needed to succeed in the 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.

Certificates in Corporate Citizenship Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship offers four professional CSR certificate course programs - Management, Leadership, Sustainability Reporting, and Practice.

Keywords: career path / corporate social responsibility (CSR) / professional development / leadership / management / sustainability