Chestnut Hill, Mass., December 19, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship has just released the 2012 State of Corporate Citizenship report. The data from this report were collected in an online survey of executives from 749 mostly medium and large U.S. companies in a wide range of industries. The results from the survey reveal how U.S. executives view corporate citizenship and their firms’ performance in the environmental, social, and governance dimensions of business – and about how corporate citizenship contributes to business objectives such as increasing market share and improving financial performance.
Key findings from the report include:
- 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.
- Environmental sustainability programs received the greatest increases in funding over the past three years and are expected to continue to be a funding priority over the next three.
- Companies that align corporate citizenship strategy with overall corporate strategy are more likely to achieve important business objectives. With reputation- and corporate culture-related objectives, success was as much as nine times more likely for those who integrated than for those who did not.
In the 2012 State of Corporate Citizenship report executives issue a clear verdict — corporate citizenship delivers real business results. It doesn’t just make firms look good and employees feel good. To read more about the 2012 State of Corporate Citizenship and the key findings of the survey visit us here.
The Carroll School of Management Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College is a membership-based research and education center. The Center provides knowledge and learning opportunities designed to help executives, managers and employees advance positive corporate citizenship from wherever they sit in the organization. With 400 corporate members and a 27-year history, the Center has a track record of leadership and prominence in the corporate citizenship arena. It is widely regarded for its objective stance and a unique grounding in both management theory and management practice. www.BCCorporateCitizenship.org
Carroll School of Management Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College
KEYWORDS: People, Social Action & Community Engagement, Corporate Citizenship, csr, sustainability, Carroll School of Management Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College
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