Corporate Citizenship Perspectives

Integrating corporate citizenship across the value chain

Posted by Colleen Olphert, Director, Membership and Member Services on Aug 11, 2015 11:30:00 AM

The following member spotlight is excerpted from the most recent issue of The Corporate Citizen. To learn more about how you can focus resources and attention on the issues most important to your company’s stakeholders and business context, consider joining us for our CDP Reporting: Disclosing Environmental Impacts course.

Today, consumers are likely to hold firms responsible for the impacts of their products, regardless of where within the value chain the impact occurs. That’s why many companies are taking steps now to ensure that their corporate citizenship objectives are shared by their suppliers and business partners.

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Topics: Corporate Citizenship, Membership, Supply Chain, Communication, Integration, Signature Programs

The Management and Execution of Global Corporate Citizenship


The world has never been so small, nor the issues facing it so far-reaching. Last month, the United Nations convened a general assembly to discuss the broad range of issues facing the world, including climate change, health, and security. In his closing speech, Sam Kutesa, President of the UNGA 69 stressed the need for “financial resources, capacity building, and technology development and transfer” from all global leaders and partners.

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Supply Chain, Corporate Community Involvement, Global, Emerging Issues

Hershey’s Learn to Grow builds opportunities for cocoa farmers through evidence-based learning and innovative solutions

Posted by kerin.sikorski on Apr 29, 2014 5:57:55 AM

HersheyCorpLogo2012_180x96West Africa grows about two-thirds of the world’s supply of cocoa beans. More than two million cocoa farmers in West Africa and more than 10 million West Africans depend on cocoa for a significant portion of their livelihoods. Both climate change and shifts in demand have gravely impacted the industry in this region, creating the need for companies with operations in the region to invest in the long-term sustainability of local cocoa farmers. According to Andy McCormick, Senior Director of Cocoa Sustainability at The Hershey Company, projects designed to improve farmer production and raise incomes need to be at sufficient scale.

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Topics: Sustainability, Partnerships, Supply Chain, Impact Measurement, Corporate Community Involvement, Innovation, Global, Signature Programs

Discover solutions for your toughest corporate citizenship challenges

Posted by kerin.sikorski on Feb 20, 2014 5:31:38 AM

When people register for the 2014 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, we ask them to share their greatest challenges in corporate citizenship. Once we gather that information we then plan the conference breakout sessions with these needs in mind. The panelists and practitioners leading these sessions will share their knowledge and experience to address your challenges. Here are just a few examples of what to expect:

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Topics: Corporate Citizenship, Supply Chain, Engaging Employees, Strategy, Global, Return on Investment (ROI)

New Corporate Citizen magazine provides stories of adaptable leadership

Posted by Katherine V. Smith, Executive Director on Feb 3, 2014 10:26:01 AM

Our upcoming conference provides an opportunity to meet and hear from corporate citizenship leaders who adapt their practice to our evolving business context and navigate through changing environmental, social, and governance business landscapes.

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Topics: Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Reporting, Supply Chain, Signature Programs

Breakout sessions for the 2014 International Corporate Citizenship Conference just announced

Posted by kerin.sikorski on Nov 20, 2013 4:30:33 AM

The Boston College 2014 International Corporate Citizenship Conference is your chance to learn from and interact with some of the top corporate citizenship practitioners from around the world. This year’s conference will take place in Los Angeles, California on March 23-25.

We promise to bring you a conference packed with general sessions, breakout sessions, and workshops that will provide insights, proven success stories, and practical takeaways. The only hard part will be choosing which sessions to attend!

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Topics: Corporate Citizenship, Reporting, Supply Chain, Leadership, Engagement, Professional Development, Business to Business (B to B)

Measured approach contributes to corporate citizenship success

Posted by ChristineMadigan on Aug 27, 2012 6:40:26 AM

Christine MadiganYou might have heard about the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) recently. The SAC was founded by an industry-wide group of leading apparel and footwear brand owners, retailers, manufacturers, non-governmental organizations, academic experts, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It is an organization that seeks to measure and reduce the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear products around the world.

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Topics: Sustainability, Supply Chain, Executive Interviews

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