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Research Reports

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Profile of the Professionals

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 those practicing corporate citizenship.

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State of Corporate Citizenship

The State of Corporate Citizenship is a research project of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship that examines how executives view corporate citizenship and their firms' performance in the environmental, social, and governance dimensions of business.

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Trends in Sustainable Business

This report offers tactics, tools, and best practices for integrating environmental sustainability throughout your operations, from strategy development, to reporting, to event planning.

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Community Involvement Technology Vendor Report

This report is intended as a starting point for anyone selecting and managing technology solutions for employee giving, volunteering, and grant making programs.

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The Corporate Citizen Magazine

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The Corporate Citizen: Issue 25

CAREER AND LEARNING ISSUE 2018: Hear leadership perspectives from CSR professionals who understand that that our future prosperity and sustainability depend on continuous learning.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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On-Demand Webinars

The Why and How of Green Organizations

WEBINAR: How to commit your company to implement and communicate "green" organizational practices that recruit and retain employees, cut costs, and advance the goal of environmental sustainability.

Demystifying Corporate Citizenship Rankings and Indices

WEBINAR: Gain a clear understanding of the methodology behind and value of CSR and sustainability rankings—as well as which your company should prioritize—featuring insights from CBRE and Lam Research.

Research Highlights: Profile of the Professionals 2018

WEBINAR: Want to know how your company’s corporate citizenship department stacks up against others in the industry? Thinking about transitioning to a career in corporate social responsibility? This webinar will answer these questions by diving deeper into the findings of the Profile of the Professionals 2018 report.

2018 Conference Reboot: Using the corporate voice for gender equality

WEBINAR: Revisit the popular breakout session from this year's conference. Hear about how Adobe and Ally Financial are leveraging both corporate citizenship programs and other initiatives to advance gender equality.

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Research Briefs

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Corporate citizenship improvements result in lower risk ratings

RESEARCH BRIEF - Long-term debt markets reward increases in corporate citizenship with lower risk ratings and lower costs of capital.

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Corporate wellness programs benefit all involved—including the company

RESEARCH BRIEF - Corporate wellness programs are widely used and can benefit employees across the health spectrum. Employee participation in these programs can improve productivity and ultimately the bottom line.

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The key to making corporate citizenship deliver shareholder value? A long-term perspective.

RESEARCH BRIEF - When seeking to improve financial performance through corporate citizenship, a long-term perspective is vital. When firms attract long-term investors and invest in corporate citizenship, stock valuations increase by nearly 5 percent.

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Increase efficiency and consumer demand by improving environmental management

RESEARCH BRIEF - Firms that reduce their environmental impacts—through lower carbon emissions and formal environmental management systems—increase consumer demand and productivity.

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Regulatory Radar

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Seattle passes a new labor model for domestic workers

REGULATORY RADAR - The Seattle City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that will establish a special panel of workers and employers to create industry standards for the estimated 33,000 domestic workers in the city.

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San Francisco to ban plastic straws

REGULATORY RADAR - San Francisco has become the next city to eliminate plastic straws through legislation passed by the city’s board of supervisors.

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India approves net neutrality rules

REGULATORY RADAR - India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) approved a set of net neutrality rules on July 11, 2018 that protects all Indian citizens’ right to have free and fair access to the internet.

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Massachusetts lawmakers approve $2.4B climate bond bill

REGULATORY RADAR - On July 30, 2018, the Massachusetts Senate voted unanimously for an environmental bond bill that would allow the state to borrow up to $2.4 billion to protect its coast and communities from storms related to climate change.

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