Corporate Citizenship Perspectives

The business benefits of sustainability reporting frameworks, straight from the experts

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 Reporting20161027.jpgSustainability reporting—also known as corporate citizenship, CSR, ESG, or non-financial reporting—is widely considered a best practice of companies worldwide. The reporting process—and the resulting report—has become essential for strategic decision-making, enabling stronger long-term planning, stakeholder relations, and data-driven insights. With the growing popularity of disclosure, reports are becoming more sophisticated and useful for decision makers and leaders in the company, as well as for external audiences such as investors—who are using the information to make more accurate market evaluations.  

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Topics: Transparency, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Sustainability Reporting, Align, Framework, Performance

Corporate citizenship reporting advances ESG issues and your business

Posted by Katherine V. Smith, Executive Director on May 18, 2016 8:59:01 AM

Today’s corporate citizenship reports are more engaging and relevant, and are communicating the positive environmental, social, governance, and business value that companies are creating. A corporate citizenship report was once a nice to have; now approximately 93 percent of the Global 250 issue them.

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Topics: Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Sustainability Reporting, Value of Corporate Citizenship, CDP, Performance

4 rules to make you smarter, your networks stronger, and your CSR programs better

Posted by Stewart Rassier, Director of Executive Education on May 29, 2015 9:24:41 AM
Corporate Citizenship Knowledge WallThirty years ago, a small group of corporate citizenship professionals gathered on campus at Boston College to found the Center for Corporate Citizenship. I am sure that they never imagined that the Center’s members would grow in number and diversity to the group that we have today, but what was certain was that the combination of knowledge, tools, and a room full of smart people would bring innovation and deliver business and social value through environmental, social, and governance initiatives.
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Topics: Corporate Citizenship, Executive Education, Management, Leadership, Performance

Stay inspired in 2015 by staying centered

Posted by Katherine V. Smith, Executive Director on Jan 13, 2015 11:48:00 AM

Conf-TelescopeMan-20150112(1)"I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.” ― Mark Twain

The New Year inevitably brings rumination about where we’ve been, contemplation about where we are going, and predictions of future trends. This annual ritual can be overwhelming as our piles of prognostications and advice grows larger and the speed at which it accumulates accelerates.

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Topics: Corporate Citizenship, Professional Development, Performance, Identity

Actions speak and pay—the value of reputation

Posted by Katherine V. Smith, Executive Director on Sep 3, 2014 8:22:00 AM

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Corporate citizenship is not only a department in your company; it is more importantly the combination of how your company exercises its rights, privileges, obligations, and responsibilities—throughout all of its operations. What is the ecosystem of value that it creates for its stakeholders and for society?

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Topics: Value of Corporate Citizenship, Reputation, Performance, Public Relations

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