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Research Reports


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.


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 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.


The Corporate Citizen: Issue 20

ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCE: How leading companies are developing programs that respond to present needs and work toward creating the world in which we want to live.

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On-Demand Webinars

RESULTS: How corporate citizenship efforts can create measurable change

WEBINAR: JLL and Kimberly-Clarke discuss best practices for measuring and tracking activity to ensure that progress is being made on corporate citizenship and the business case for CSR is being communicated.

Nonprofit Board Service: Getting your team ready to serve

WEBINAR: Does your company have a nonprofit board program? NPO boards are great ways to engage senior leaders and return value to your business. In this webinar, hear from State Street and Deloitte, who have set up a board training program for their senior leaders, matched them with boards, and enjoyed great success with their program.

Creating Value with Strong Brand and Reputation

WEBINAR: Learn from CSR leaders Nike and Target about how your corporate citizenship program can increase positive perceptions and maximize value for your company and your cause partners.

Engaging Employees at All Levels

WEBINAR: How are companies encouraging engagement, and how can corporate citizenship professionals leverage their programs to contribute?

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Research Briefs


For successful stakeholder engagement, respond to feedback

RESEARCH BRIEF - Organizations requesting stakeholder feedback must be prepared to be responsive to the input received. When the opportunity to provide feedback is met with responsiveness, stakeholders are more likely to comply with rules and regulations related to issues on which feedback was sought.


Work-life programs increase leadership aspirations for both women and men

RESEARCH BRIEF - Firms working to increase women in leadership should ensure they’re offering a number of work-life programs. Women and men are more likely to aspire to leadership positions when their companies offer these initiatives.


Strong corporate citizenship limits lawsuits

RESEARCH BRIEF - Firms that invest in corporate citizenship effectively build a buffer that protects them from becoming targets of litigation.


Media recognition of corporate citizenship increases firm value

RESEARCH BRIEF - Publicized corporate citizenship activities are associated positively with shareholder value and improved future operating performance. The effect is strongest when news coverage focuses on community, diversity, and employee relations-focused corporate citizenship activities, which are likely to generate tangible benefits for firms’ stakeholders.

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Regulatory Radar


United States proposes fees on chemicals

REGULATORY RADAR - On February 8, 2018, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a proposed rule regarding user fees for the administration of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).


California signs executive order for five million electric vehicles by 2030

REGULATORY RADAR - California is investing $2.5 billion to boost the supply of zero-emission vehicles and charging and refueling stations in California.


New Jersey reenters greenhouse gas initiative

REGULATORY RADAR - On January 29, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order mandating that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Board of Public Utilities begin the process of reentering the state into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).


United Kingdom gives rights to flexible workers

REGULATORY RADAR - On February 7, 2018, the United Kingdom improved working conditions for millions of flexible employees. The proposal ensures workers know their rights and receive the benefits and protections they are entitled to, and that action is taken against employers who breach workers’ rights.

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