Corporate Citizenship Strategy
Strategic planning is one of the most difficult but critical activities a citizenship professional can do to understand potential value and the steps needed to reach it. To gain the support of senior leaders and create the most impactful programs, you need to connect to your business strategy. This course employs business strategy models commonly used in business strategy. Learn how to use these tools to identify opportunities to align corporate citizenship strategy with corporate strategic goals. Learn how to plan for effective strategy execution.
Fundamentals of Sustainability Reporting
With so many different reporting frameworks and indices to choose from, how do you make a well-informed, strategic decision about which to use? The decisions are crucial if you are to gain the benefits of reporting, such as highlighting corporate culture, improving performance along the environmental, social, or governance (ESG) dimensions of business informing strategy, establishing accountability, providing transparency, or engaging employees.
Corporate Citizenship Partnership Management
Are your corporate citizenship partnerships working well? Are your partner relationships easy to navigate? Does everyone understand their level of accountability? Are you achieving the impact you intend? The most effective partnerships between corporations and nonprofit organizations bring together complementary skills and resources that enable partners to achieve together goals that neither could accomplish alone.
Fundamentals of Employee Volunteer Programs
Today’s employee volunteer programs—whether they are traditional, skills-based, or pro bono—provide opportunities to develop skills, network with other employees, and reinforce personal and company values. Does your program maximize value on all three of these dimensions? This course will give you the tools to create or continuously improve volunteer programs that are highly recognizable, valued programs that help build better partnerships, deepen engagement among employees, and contribute to the company’s visibility and reputation.
Integrated Reporting: Connecting Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Metrics to Overall Performance
Is your company thinking of unifying your sustainability and business performance disclosure in one report, but aren’t sure where to begin? Are you interested in learning how to use your integrated report as a management tool that will help guide your company toward greater collaboration and better decision-making? The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship offers you the opportunity to gain a practical understanding of the integrated reporting process.
Integrating Corporate Citizenship Through Your Supply Chain
Do you want to fully maximize results from your corporate citizenship program? You may be missing an untapped opportunity with huge potential—your supply chain. Whether you are concerned with increasing participation in volunteer programs, reporting, or improving environmental impacts, this program can help you connect with essential partners—both inside the company and beyond. Learn how to make the most of your entire corporate citizenship value chain.
Materiality: Determining Priorities for Corporate Citizenship Strategy and Reporting
Whether reporting on your company’s impacts, creating a corporate citizenship strategy, or evaluating a current program, a materiality assessment will help by conveying the areas of greatest significance to your company and society. A materiality analysis prioritizes the corporate citizenship issues that are most important to your business context and stakeholders, enabling you to allocate time and resources to those issues that are most important in your operating context. A materiality matrix, the result of this process, provides a succinct and informative picture of how your company had prioritized social and environmental issues.
Measurement and Evaluation
Corporate citizenship teams that identify, collect, and analyze program metrics are in a better position to demonstrate how they are creating change in their business and community. Do you know what type of impact your CSR and sustainability are having? This interactive course provides the skills, knowledge, and tools to build an effective measurement program that can help you increase the effectiveness of your programs and quantify the value that corporate citizenship programs bring to the community and to your business.
Nonprofit Board Service: Getting Your Team Ready to Serve
Is your company considering nonprofit board service in its philanthropy or leadership development programs? While many C-Suite and emerging leaders are eager to take action and volunteer their time, they may want to be better-prepared to address the legal, fiduciary, and fundraising responsibilities that come with nonprofit board leadership. This program provides you with the training to support a robust nonprofit board service program as part of your overall corporate citizenship commitment.
Stakeholder Management: Identify, Prioritize, and Act
Citizenship professionals are on the front line of company interactions with a wide array of stakeholders—community leaders, nonprofit partners, employees, and media—and these stakeholders often have differing or even conflicting points of view. What strategies and tools do you have to identify the groups with which you need to engage and to prioritize their issues?