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Research Reports


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.


Sustainability Technology Vendor Report

Today’s companies face substantial pressure from stakeholders to monitor and report on a variety of environmental metrics. The benefits are clear, as successfully managing a company’s environmental footprint can help reduce costs, improve image, and identify potential risks to operations.


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 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.


The Corporate Citizen, Issue 19

Companies are drawing from their ecosystems to invest in the health, vibrancy, and potential of our people and our planet.

Corporate Citizen - Issue 18

The Corporate Citizen, Issue 18

Companies that are collecting and using data to create innovative programs, address social and environmental issues, and measure and report on their progress.

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Corporate Citizenship Reporting: Leading Frameworks for Transparency

WEBINAR: More companies than ever are using a framework to report environmental and social dimensions of their business. In this month's webinar, we'll hear from three of the leading organizations to review the benefits of reporting and requirements to align with the GRI, CDP, or IR standards.

Eradicating Slavery in the Supply Chain

WEBINAR: As supply chains become more global and complex, companies must closely examine their supply chains in order to determine areas that are high-risk for human rights abuses. In this webinar, Patsy Doerr of Thomson Reuters and Jack Scott of Nestle Purina PetCare join us to talk about the work they do to address modern slavery and its impact on brand and reputation.

Supporting Veterans and their Families with Corporate Citizenship Effort

WEBINAR: Practical advice from leading companies for corporate citizenship professionals looking to improve an existing veteran support program or seeking to attract and retain a highly valuable set of employees.

Managing Corporate Citizenship Through Organizational Change

Hear about the firsthand experiences of professionals that navigated a big organizational change, and how you can be successful during your own changes.

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Research Briefs


Donating after a disaster: Cause is the key to consumer response

RESEARCH BRIEF - Consumer perceptions of corporate disaster relief vary based on the cause of the disaster.


The trick to keeping employees happy and engaged? Consistent treatment.

RESEARCH BRIEF - Corporate citizenship practitioners working to increase employee engagement and wellness should stress the importance of consistency to company managers and their human resources colleagues.


Got strong CSR performance? Then sustainability reporting will deliver you strong returns

RESEARCH BRIEF - By issuing a sustainability report, firms with strong corporate citizenship performance can increase their market performance in short and long terms.


Strong corporate citizenship programs bolster financial performance during crises

RESEARCH BRIEF - Investors assign a premium to firms with strong corporate citizenship performance during a crisis of trust.

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Regulatory Radar


China researching deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil fuel cars

REGULATORY RADAR - The world’s largest auto market announced on September 9, 2017 that it plans to end the production and sale of cars that use only traditional fuels. China’s decision to phase out fossil-fuel powered cars follows similar bans set by the U.K. and France earlier this year.


European Union directive on non-financial reporting signed into Irish law

REGULATORY RADAR - The regulation requires large Irish companies to publish non-financial information about their company policies, and it applies to financial years beginning on or after August 1, 2017.


United Kingdom updates data protection bill

REGULATORY RADAR - The U.K. has replaced the Data Protection Act of 1998 with a new law that provides a modern framework. The bill includes safeguards to ensure freedom of the press, and allow for confidential scientific research.


Nine U.S. states agree to deeper cuts to carbon emissions

REGULATORY RADAR - On August 23, 2017, the states belonging to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) reached an agreement to reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions further.

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