Corporate Citizenship Perspectives

2016 Corporate Citizenship Conference Recap Day 2: Global Solutions at the Local Level

Posted by Patricia MacKenzie, Director of Marketing & Communications on Mar 21, 2016 8:40:04 PM

Idea_Exchange_Breakfast.jpgThe first full day of the 2016 International Corporate Citizenship Conference was just that—full. Full of the insights and connections that will make future social, environmental, and economic progress possible. During four general sessions, 12 breakout panels, case studies, workshops, and numerous networking opportunities, CSR leaders from around the world discussed the programs that will address global problems—and their local impacts.

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Topics: Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Reporting, Conference, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Network, Professional Development

2016 Corporate Citizenship Conference Recap Day 1: The Power of Storytelling

Posted by Patricia MacKenzie, Director of Marketing & Communications on Mar 20, 2016 8:48:16 PM

BCConf16_crowd.jpgToday, more than 500 corporate citizenship professionals joined us in Atlanta with one purpose: to gather the knowledge and connections necessary to lead the fight against some of the most pressing global issues. The afternoon was filled with numerous networking opportunities and an illuminating dinner session—and was capped off by the annual Film Festival Award Ceremony—setting the stage for two more days of insights and connections.

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Topics: Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Conference, Network, Storytelling, Professional Development

2016 International Corporate Citizenship Conference Begins Tomorrow in Atlanta

Posted by Patricia MacKenzie, Director of Marketing & Communications on Mar 19, 2016 3:00:00 PM

BCConf16-Box.jpgEvery year, the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship gathers CSR leaders from around the globe for our International Corporate Citizenship Conference. Drawing experts from our more than 400 Member companies, leading corporate citizenship and management thinkers, and organizations such as CDP and GRI, we create unique space—one that admits corporate citizenship practitioners only—for the free exchange of ideas.

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Topics: Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Conference, Network, Professional Development

Corporate Citizenship Conference : Global Citizens / Local Communities

Posted by Katherine V. Smith, Executive Director on Dec 2, 2015 9:50:18 AM

2016ConferenceLogo.pngEffective corporate citizenship professionals are always looking ahead, analyzing the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues that are emerging, and modifying their own efforts to plan and account for them. This is a complex task that only becomes more challenging as the global business context becomes more integrated.

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Topics: Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Network, Professional Development

Corporate citizenship progress through lifelong learning

Posted by Katherine V. Smith, Executive Director on Sep 2, 2015 11:42:58 AM

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. - Mahatma Gandhi

LightbulbsThe importance of lifelong learning has been championed by great iconoclasts from Gandhi to Picasso. Through their own curiosity and desire to make things different and better, these people changed the world and the way that subsequent generations think about everything from art to citizenship. In many ways, the work of our members at the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship is similar. Bringing the assets of business to the table to solve some of our most intractable environmental and social problems demands new ways of thinking about the world.

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Topics: Corporate Citizenship, Professional Development, Mission, Emerging Issues

Leading through learning

Posted by Katherine V. Smith, Executive Director on Jul 2, 2015 12:39:00 PM

G7-20150702-Opt2Last month, the leaders of seven of the world’s largest economies came together for the G7 summit, and committed to ending reliance on fossil fuels by 2100. In concert with that goal, they pledged to reduce carbon emissions 40-70 percent below 2010 levels by 2050. While the practical details of how these reductions are to be achieved have yet to be outlined, the commitment is a strong signal of how climate change has risen to the forefront of the global environmental and geopolitical discussions. Now, according to Sir David King, the top climate change diplomat in the United Kingdom, we can expect a climate deal to be reached during November’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.

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Topics: Corporate Citizenship, Environment, Responsible Corporate Leadership, Professional Development

Your most important corporate citizenship client

Posted by Katherine V. Smith, Executive Director on Jun 3, 2015 1:41:47 PM

Warren Buffet tells a story about Charlie Munger that illustrates a great life lesson,

“Charlie, as a very young lawyer, was probably getting $20 an hour. He thought to himself, ‘Who’s my most valuable client?’ And he decided it was himself. So he decided to sell himself an hour each day. He did it early in the morning, working on these construction projects and real estate deals. Everybody should do this, be the client, and then work for other people, too, and sell yourself an hour a day.”


At the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, we are privileged to spend our days working with corporations to help them achieve their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) objectives—objectives that—if successfully achieved—will make the world a better place. This purpose informs our mission, strategies, and goals. We try to make your hours efficient by doing some of the work for you.

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Topics: Corporate Citizenship, Executive Education, Strategy, Professional Development, Best Practices

Corporate Citizenship Conference Recap Day 3: Breakout Sessions

Posted by Patricia MacKenzie, Director of Marketing & Communications on Apr 22, 2015 11:00:00 AM

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On Tuesday, April 21, the final day of the 2015 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, the learning continued with more breakout sessions throughout the day. Heads filled with new ideas and inspiration from the day before, conference attendees had the chance to attend two additional breakout sessions before heading back to put what they learned into action.

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Topics: Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Conference, Materiality, Network, Professional Development

Corporate Citizenship Conference Recap Day 3: A Future-Focused Finale

Posted by Patricia MacKenzie, Director of Marketing & Communications on Apr 21, 2015 4:19:24 PM

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The final day of the 2015 International Corporate Citizenship Conference was rich with inspiration and ideas, as attendees solidified connections, learned from each other and from experts in the field, and were introduced to next year’s Conference sponsor—UPS—during the event’s closing session.

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Topics: Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Conference, Network, Professional Development

Corporate Citizenship Conference Recap Day 2: Embracing the Future and Finding Simplicity

Posted by Patricia MacKenzie, Director of Marketing & Communications on Apr 20, 2015 10:51:52 PM

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With an agenda packed from dawn to dusk, day two of the 2015 International Corporate Citizenship Conference was full of learning and networking—we even managed to network while getting some exercise! Highlights included an in-depth one-on-one with Dell Chairman and CEO Michael Dell, an on-site volunteer project benefiting Austin middle-schoolers, and more than 15 other sessions tackling subjects ranging from engaging veterans to navigating the reporting landscape.

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Topics: Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Conference, Network, Professional Development, Emerging Issues

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