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Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Executive Forum Blog

Representing a diverse community of global corporate citizens, members of the Boston College Center Executive Forum are a source of leadership, inspiration, knowledge, and expertise for others, wherever they sit in the firm, to influence their company to use its assets to create economic prosperity and contribute to a just and sustainable world. These business leaders contibute to the Center's Executive Forum blog.

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Watching Our Employee Environmental Volunteer Program Grow
Our annual Earthwatch-Ernst & Young Ambassadors Program has something in common with my garden – it is vibrant and fast-growing. It is also an integral part of the seasonal rhythm at Ernst & Young, but not in exactly the way I had envisioned when we planted the first seeds over four years ago. Yes, our people have contributed to the Earthwatch Institute’s environmental field...
Nov 7, 2012 4:00 PM ET
Measured Approach Contributes to Corporate Citizenship Success
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), which seeks to measure and reduce the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear products around the world, recently released a tool for measuring product sustainability across the entire supply chain. Who would have believed that so many industry leaders could agree to adhere...
Aug 28, 2012 2:15 PM ET
Why I Love the Sustainability Report Assurance Process
By Lynnette McIntire, Sustainability Communications, UPS I admit I may be delirious from all the number crunching, prose dissecting, and painful proofreading. But in these waning days before our next sustainability report is published, I confess that I enjoy the assurance process. It’s not the general attitude. After all, a bunch of accountants come into your...
Jul 31, 2012 8:45 PM ET
Beyond Compliance: Corporate Citizenship and Moral Capitalism
By John Spinnato, Vice President, North America Corporate Social Responsibility, Sanofi US In reflecting on recent “scandals” in the corporate world - from noisy financial crises and resignations, to bribery and corruption allegations at home and abroad - I wondered what is needed in the corporate world to adopt an ethic of “good” corporate behavior....
Jun 21, 2012 8:05 PM ET
How to Embed Sustainability into the Business Enterprise
By Susan Arnot Heaney, Executive Director, Corporate Responsibility, Avon Products, Inc. For consumer products companies like Avon, there is often a quick assumption that sustainability will focus on the products themselves – products that are green, organic, natural or similar designations.  But at Avon, and many peer companies, the sustainability...
May 15, 2012 9:00 PM ET