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Boston College Report Looks at Professionals Working in Corporate Citizenship

Survey explores backgrounds, development, motivations and compensation

Submitted by: Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

Categories: Corporate Social Responsibility, Careers

Posted: May 14, 2013 – 10:00 AM EST


CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., May 14 /CSRwire/ - The Carroll School of Management Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College has just released its latest signature research report, the 2013 Profile of the Professionals. This research examines job satisfaction, professional development, motivations, and compensation of people working in corporate citizenship roles.

Using an online survey conducted in late 2012, the Center compiled data on 603 professionals working in corporate citizenship at all levels of seniority inside predominantly U.S. firms. The findings in this fifth edition of the report reflect the rapidly developing nature of corporate citizenship and the evolving roles of the professionals who must utilize a variety of skills to succeed in their jobs. The report also compares salary and other aspects of compensation across job titles, seniority levels, departments, and gender. 

Among the report’s key findings:

  • Respondents report higher levels of education and experience than found in earlier surveys.
  • At every level, professionals in corporate citizenship highlight the importance of building relationships.
  • Professionals in corporate citizenship are highly satisfied in their jobs – and are motivated by the opportunity to make a difference in the world and to business success.
  • Workload and a lack of resources are the greatest challenges for professionals across all job titles in corporate citizenship.

The findings from the Profile of the Professionals survey allow professionals working in corporate citizenship to compare their own experience and background to that of their peers. It provides insight into how professionals at all levels assess the skills they need to be effective in their roles and what they perceive as the greatest challenges they must overcome.

The Profile of the Professionals is just one example of the research conducted by the Center for Corporate Citizenship. In 2012 the Center published another signature report, the State of Corporate Citizenship, which reveals how U.S. executives view corporate citizenship and their firms’ performance in the environmental, social, and governance dimensions of business. Work is under way on the Center’s next pieces of signature research, the Profile of the Practice, which will examine the structures and strategies companies employ in the management of corporate citizenship.

The Carroll School of Management Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College is a membership-based knowledge center. Founded in 1985, the Center has a history of leadership in corporate citizenship research and education. The Center engages 400 member companies and more than 10,000 individuals annually to share knowledge and expertise about the practice of corporate citizenship through the Center’s executive education programs, online community, regional programs, and its annual conference. For more information visit the Center’s website at www.BCCorporateCitizenship.org.

For more information, please contact:

Susan Thomas Carroll School of Management Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College
Phone: 617.552.8668


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