The 2012 State of Corporate Citizenship report, conducted by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, is the fifth biennial survey of the attitudes and commitments of business executives toward corporate citizenship. Executives surveyed issue a clear verdict — corporate citizenship delivers real business results.
It doesn’t just make firms look good and employees feel good. It helps to achieve business goals such as increasing market share and managing risk. In this month’s Best Practice Network webinar, Katherine Smith, Executive Director of the Center for Corporate Citizenship, will discuss findings and highlights from this recent research.
Join us to learn the report’s key findings, including:
- Eighty percent or more of all executives, across all business types and industries, confirm that environmental, social and governance investments create financial value for their companies.
- Companies that align corporate citizenship strategy with overall corporate strategy are more likely to achieve important business objectives.
About Our Guest Speaker:
As Executive Director of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, Katherine Smith oversees all of the Center’s activities and strategic ventures. She has worked in nonprofit and higher education organizations for more than 20 years, including Boston College, Brown University where she served last as AVP for Research, and the University of Massachusetts where she served as COO of the Foundation with more than $700 million under management.
Katherine has worked on facilitating large scale public-private partnerships and joint research projects over the course of her career, including the Annenberg Initiative for School Reform and a series of corporate, foundation and university research partnerships focused on science and technology and social issues.