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Research Reports


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.


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.


Diversity and Inclusion and Corporate Citizenship

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is increasingly becoming a corporate citizenship and business imperative for all industries. This report finds that companies that work to attract diverse talent that is developed and supported through thoughtful inclusion efforts are rewarded with increased performance.


Community Involvement Study

Conducted by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, this research project explores how companies are investing in corporate foundation giving and employee volunteering and how these community involvement efforts connect to overall business success.

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The Corporate Citizen Magazine


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 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.


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 21

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

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On-Demand Webinars

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.

STEM education: A corporate and community imperative

WEBINAR: Hear from companies about the case for STEM programs, how they measure success, and what the future holds for the STEM talent pipeline in this country.

RESILIENCE: Long-term sustainability for companies and communities

WEBINAR: Corporate citizenship can play a role in helping companies survive and thrive. Join us this month to hear from companies as they describe passing through disruptions, leading through change and changing contexts, and creating fail-safes to ensure the success of their business and community.

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Research Briefs


Policies to increase work-life balance programs for employees can increase customer satisfaction

RESEARCH BRIEF - Work-life support practices (work schedule flexibility, remote work, dependent care, etc.) improve employee engagement and increase customer satisfaction.


Increasing gender diversity on boards and executive teams

RESEARCH BRIEF - Adding women to the board leads to more women at the executive level, and vice versa.


Following financial misconduct, nonprofit board service can help improve corporate reputation

RESEARCH BRIEF - Following financial misconduct, executives are likely to forge new ties with foundation boards, which results in more positive media attention.


Increase employee giving through matching gifts and competition

RESEARCH BRIEF - To increase donations to corporate giving campaigns, companies should integrate matching gifts programs and group competition. Individuals gave in greater amounts when matching gifts were offered, and gave even more when engaged in group competition.

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Regulatory Radar


United Kingdom introduces legislation requiring companies to report pay gap between executives and employees

REGULATORY RADAR -The United Kingdom introduced a bill that would require companies to report on pay ratios, comparing CEO remuneration to the average pay of the wider company workforce, with an explanation of any changes to the ratio from year to year.


Chile bans plastic bags

REGULATORY RADAR - On May 9, 2018, Chilean President Sebastián Piñera announced that he had issued a directive to prohibit the use of plastic bags in all stores. Chile is the first nation in the Americas to ban retail businesses from using plastic bags, an initiative aimed at protecting the country’s ecosystem.


European Union strikes deal to target 32 percent renewable energy by 2030, which includes phasing out palm oil

REGULATORY RADAR - If the deal is approved by both EU ministers and members, energy efficiency will be prioritized across all energy planning, policy, and investment decisions.


United Kingdom proposes ban on single-use plastics

REGULATORY RADAR - The United Kingdom announced a plan to eliminate single-use plastics by 2021, in an effort to reduce marine litter. Single-use plastic products will be banned and replaced with more environmentally sustainable materials.

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