Corporate Citizenship Perspectives

International Corporate Citizenship Conference : Breaking down a breakout session

Posted by Patricia MacKenzie, Director of Marketing & Communications on Dec 15, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Transparency and Governance

Every year, the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship gathers experts from around the world for our International Corporate Citizenship Conference. This 2.5 day event is packed full of inspiring speakers, networking opportunities, and hands-on workshops that offer the insight and guidance to help you tackle environmental, social, and governance issues. While attendees find value in all of the activities, many find the most in-depth, actionable discussion to take place during our 26 breakout sessions. In these sessions, a panel of distinguished CSR leaders dives into a specific topic—offering real world examples of successes and challenges and fielding questions from the audience. Because the Conference admits corporate citizenship practitioners only, attendees engage in honest dialogue and free discussion.

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Topics: Corporate Citizenship, Conference, Ethics, Transparency, Governance

Rapid Response in the Wake of Tragedy is Key to Responsible Corporate Citizenship

Posted by Eileen Howard Boone on Sep 18, 2013 5:23:42 AM

Eileen Howard Boone headshot_2013As a company with deep roots in New England and a strong presence in Boston, we were deeply affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. Several of our colleagues were running the race while others were spectators just a few blocks away from the finish line. We quickly realized the magnitude of the tragedy and its impact on our local community. There was a great sense of urgency within the company to assist in the community's recovery in any way we could.

In my role as SVP of Community Relations and President of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, the private foundation of CVS Caremark, I’m responsible for creating and managing philanthropic programs that make a lasting impact on communities nationwide. We take pride in all that we do in our communities as a responsible corporate citizen and believe serving the community should be a priority for every business. Through CVS Caremark’s disaster relief efforts, such as our Hurricane Sandy response, we know firsthand an effective and nimble response is required when a community is recovering from tragedy. When Hurricane Sandy devastated many New York and New Jersey communities, CVS Caremark colleagues jumped into action to help. We worked quickly to reopen all stores that were closed due to the storm and in some cases we used generators to power stores located in areas that were coping with lingering power outages.

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Topics: Philanthropy, Ethics, Corporate Community Involvement, Disaster Relief

Sanofi embraces supplier diversity as a business imperative

Posted by TSimpson on Jun 19, 2013 7:30:37 AM

SANOFI_2011_QuadriMaintaining strong relationships with suppliers is an important way to ensure corporate citizenship is integrated throughout a company’s operations. Corporations can be held accountable for their supply chains, and thus, should select and manage suppliers carefully. Sanofi, a diversified health care provider, is dedicated to developing a diverse supplier base that brings value to the business as well as the communities in which it operates. This priority led to the development of the Supplier Diversity Initiative at Sanofi. Kathleen Castore, Head of Supplier Diversity & Sustainability, recently shared some concrete advice and insights into Sanofi’s Supplier Diversity Initiative.

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Topics: Ethics, Diversity, Value of Corporate Citizenship, Integration, Supply Chain Management, Impact