Submitted by: Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship
Categories: Community Development
Posted: Jan 29, 2007 – 08:06 AM EST
CHESTNUT HILL, MA - January 29, 2007 – A new magazine, The Corporate Citizen, has been published by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, a research center at the Carroll School of Management, to provide business leaders, policymakers, academics and others with the latest thinking — and doing — in the field of corporate responsibility.
The publication reflects much of the content from The Center’s annual conference and the practices of many of its 350-member companies. It also recognizes the companies that support the conference, through sponsorship and content workshops, and ultimately presents the contemporary challenges and opportunities in corporate citizenship. A PDF version of The Corporate Citizen can be downloaded at www.bcccc.net.
The Corporate Citizen offers profiles of how companies such as Chiquita, Starbucks and Nokia are addressing social issues through responsible business practices that have led to significant business opportunities. It also gives voice to the 2006 conference keynote speakers: IBM’s Nick Donofrio, who believes that the future is about innovation that depends on open sourcing and collaboration; Timberland CEO Jeff Swartz, who challenges companies to move from funding programs to building solutions for today’s big problems; and Greyston Bakery CEO Julius Walls, Jr., who tells the inspirational story of a small company with a social mission built right into its business model.
The production of the magazine also incorporated The Center’s commitment to promoting sustainability. The paper for the magazine and its cover is FSC-certified Mohawk Via Cool White, a process-chlorine-free 100% post-consumer fiber recycled paper manufactured using Green-e certified wind-generated electricity.
The paper reflects only half of the commitment to sustainability practices. The printer, Hull Printing of Barre, VT, was chosen because it is FSC-certified and can ensure the “chain-of-custody” for the entire operation. FSC standards promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests.
The inaugural magazine was produced with sponsorship from leadership companies who provided messages expressing a commitment to community and sustainability. The companies included: Booz Allen Hamilton, HP, John Hancock, Kaiser Permanente, Mohawk Fine Papers, Nokia, Timberland, and UPS.
The next issue of The Corporate Citizen will be released in September 2007. For information contact Peggy Connolly at 617.552.0722, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship is a member-based research and training center affiliated with the Carroll School of Management. The 350 corporate members represent $4.5 trillion in annual revenue and 11 million employees worldwide.
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