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Boston College. Center for Corporate Citizenship


Historical Note

The Center for Corporate and Community Relations was established in 1985 through the Graduate School of Social Work. Edmund Burke, former Dean of the Graduate School of Social Work, recalled to the Boston College Biweekly that "BC first began offering institutes for corporate community relations professionals in 1983, and over 100 companies have participated so far. The Center continues the tradition begun in the 1930s when BC first established a community planning program in its School of Social Work." The Center's purpose is to provide corporations with the training, information and research they need to position themselves positively in their communities and throughout the world. Internationally recognized as a leading policy center for corporate citizenship, the Center provides a forum through which corporations can commit to and learn about the best practices related to corporate social responsibility. Its mission is to help corporations shape and implement a social vision that enhances their ability to meet business objectives and community needs.

The Center published the Profile of the Community Relations Profession and an accompanying data book in 1993, to provide answers to some of the most asked questions about the field. It is the fourth of a series of studies that began in 1987. In 1995 the Center was renamed the Center for Corporate Citizenship. Now located under the umbrella of the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship has continued on as a membership-supported organization dedicated to advancing the field of corporate citizenship.

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Boston College Center for Corporate Community Relations publications

Scope and Contents

Consists of annual reports, newsletters, program schedules and other publications of the Center.

Restrictions on access

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Dates: 1986