State of Corporate Citizenship Report, 2003

August 1, 2003

Release Date: 2003

BCLC* and the Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College, with the support of The Hitachi Foundation, partnered in 2003-2004 on groundbreaking research to identify the ways in which business leaders view corporate citizenship. 

With responses from a sample of 515 business leaders from a broad mix of companies of various sizes and industries, The State of Corporate Citizenship in the U.S.: A View from Inside is a comprehensive examination of attitudes, expectations, and experiences of small-, medium-, and large-business executives toward corporate citizenship.

*At the time of this research and writing, BCLC was known as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Corporate Citizenship.

"It is undeniable that business choices have societal effects. It is also undeniable that the rights and responsibilities of corporations are influenced by societal attitudes. Most of us have opinions about the role of business in society."  ~Barbara Dyer, Hitachi Foundation