Global Network for Corporate Citizenship

The Global Network for Corporate Citizenship is an international alliance of leading corporate responsibility experts and "close to market" academic centers around the world, working together to advance research, advocacy and education on the changing role of business in society and to help build the capacity of businesses worldwide for sustainable value creation.
Corporate Citizenship aspires to redesign the rights and responsibilities of companies as co-members of society and co-residents of the planet. It calls for new ways of sustainable value creation, placing at the core of corporate strategies and operations issues such as the respect and promotion of Human Rights, the respect of adequate labor standards and inclusion at the work place, the fight against climate change and environmental harm. Corporate Citizenship has zero tolerance with corruption, and presumes transparent and accountable behavior in relation with shareholders and stakeholders. It recognizes business' contribution to society through strategic community investments, but emphasizes that the main impacts of business will be through development and provision of profitable products and services designed to improve the well-being of society as well as through responsible and accountable behavior in its core operations.
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    ALTIS - Postgraduate School of Business & Society, Italy

    Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
    Via S. Vittore, 18
    Milan, 20123

    ALTIS, the “Postgraduate Institute Business and Society” of Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan is an international research and education center for the study of entrepreneurship and corporate sustainability.

    ALTIS’ principle areas of interest are:

    • Globalization of corporations
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Corporate Governance
    • Partnerships between private companies/ non-profit organisations/ the public sector
    • Management of non-profit organizations

    ALTIS addresses Italian, European and International business issues with special attention paid to Latin America, China, India, Africa and the Mediterranean Region.

    The activities of ALTIS include:

    • Postgraduate education (Masters and executive formation)
    • Basic and Applied Research
    • Observatories and Professional Forums
    • Conferences, Seminars and Workshops
    • Publications
  • The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, known as the "Voice of American Business" in China, is the largest and fastest growing American Chamber in the Asia Pacific region. As a non-profit, non-partisan business organization, AmCham Shanghai is committed to the principles of free trade, open markets, private enterprise and the unrestricted flow of information.
    Vision: The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai strives to be the leading international business association in China.
    Mission: To support the success of our members by promoting a healthy business environment in China, strengthening U.S.-China commercial ties and providing high-quality business information and resources.

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    Asian Institute for Management

    AIM Conference Center Manila
    Benavidez & Trasierra Streets
    Manila, 1260

    The Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr. AIM Center for Corporate Responsibility (RVR Center) is a research and program center within the Asian Institute of Management. Its main task is the management of corporate citizenship relative to the competitiveness of firms and its impact on society. The center is engaged in case writing and research, program development and executive education and training. A lecture series and an annual conference on corporate responsibility are programmed every year.
    The center also provides consultancy services in a range of corporate responsibility areas as an integral part of its mission. These services are available to corporations throughout Asia.
    The Center is named after Ambassador Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr., founding trustee of the Asian Institute of Management and founder and Chairman of The PHINMA Group in the Philippines. It is committed to making a difference in sustaining the growth of Asian societies by developing professional, entrepreneurial, and socially responsible leaders and managers.

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    Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

    Carroll School of Management
    55 Lee Road
    Chestnut Hill, MA MA 02467-3942

    The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, a membership-based research organization, is committed to helping business leverage its social, economic and human assets to ensure both its success and a more just and sustainable world. As a leading resource on corporate citizenship, The Center works with global corporations to help them define, plan and operationalize their corporate citizenship. Through the power of research, executive education and the insights of its 350 corporate members, The Center creates knowledge, value and demand for corporate citizenship.
    The Center offers publications including a newsletter, research reports, and white papers; executive education, including a Certificate program; events that include an annual conference, roundtables and regional meetings; and a corporate membership program.

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    CCCD - Centrum für Corporate Citizenship Deutschland

    CCCD - Centrum für Corporate Citizenship Deutschland
    Kollwitzstr. 73
    Berlin, 10435

    The CCCD is a non-profit organization at the intersection of business, academia and politics. The CCCD works in cooperation with leading businesses, academic institutions and civil society organizations, in Germany and abroad, as a “think space” and center of expertise. It is a platform for dialogue, a catalyst and host for corporate citizenship

    CCCD organizes forums for professional exchange between Corporate Citizens, along with other businesses, academia, politics and civil society, leads and carries out research, for better practice and
    enables learning through discussion and professional training education offerings.
    With workshops, publications and public events, the CCCD stimulates corporate citizenship discourse in Germany as well as the practices of engaged businesses.

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    Centre for Responsible Leadership of the University of Pretoria

    University of Pretoria
    Lynnwood Road
    Pretoria, 0001

    The Centre for Responsible Leadership originated in February 2009, in the Department of Business Management .

    The value Proposition are

    • The Centre for Leadership is a multidisciplinary, inter-faculty unit at the University of Pretoria, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, located in the Department of Business Management. Its strengths lie in its ability to harness the academic integrity of a variety of academic disciplines cutting across areas such as economic and management sciences, environmental sciences, natural sciences, law, engineering and humanities, to name a few.
    • Its legitimacy lies in its ability to respond to key issues in the field of corporate responsibility and responsible leadership.
    • Its relevance is determined by the extent to which stakeholders, internal (faculty at UP) and external (private sector, public sector and civil society), put a premium on the CRL’s ability to advance responsible leadership through relevant teaching and research interventions.
    • The CRL@UP is a centre of excellence that develops a new generation of responsible leaders, shaping local and international business practices and policies in support of social and environmental justice.
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    Deusto Business School

    Bilbao Campus
    Hermanos Aguirre, 2
    Bilbao, 48014

    Deusto Business School (DBS) continues to move forward on its mission to provide Business Education to Serve the World – an international reference in the field of business education.

    The aim of Deusto Business School is to innovate and update management education to expand the frontiers of academic thought, and influence business practice and market mechanisms to bring about social change in the world today. DBS is committed to further developing a business school that is more responsive to today’s global, economic, social, environmental and cultural development.

    Deusto Business School offers a wide range of training and development programmes, primarily taught from the School’s campuses in: Bilbao, San Sebastian and Madrid. The work of Deusto Business School continues to be substantially enhanced through the benefits gained from international alliances, and collaboration with other leading business schools.

    The School´s development is closely monitored and supported by the Board of Directors. The Board comprises leading business professionals representing key companies from the corporate sector. Furthermore, enhancing the School’s reputation in having strong links with the corporate sector, DBS forms part of a close network of 100 companies and 300 dedicated business professionals which reinforce its commitment to excellence through knowledge sharing and mentoring with participants enrolled on the programmes.

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    Doughty Center for Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield University School of Management

    Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University

    Bedford, MK43 0AL


    Sustainability and Responsibility at the heart of successful management.


    To inspire future and current managers with the passion for, and to equip them with the skills and outlook to, put sustainability and responsibility at the heart of successful organisations.

    The Centre has been made possible by a personal donation of £3m from Nigel Doughty - one of the Cranfield alumni. Over the next five years we aim to establish a leading European Centre for the research, teaching and practice of all aspects of Responsible Business.


    • Be collaborative
    • Be cutting-edge
    • Be candid
    • Be passionate
    • Be integrating
    • Be entrepreneurial
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    IDEARSE Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility Anahuac University

    Universidad Anáhuac
    Av. Universidad Anáhuac No. 46, Col. Lomas Anáhuac
    Huixquilucan, Estado de México / Mexico City, 52786

    IDEARSE is a research and business intelligence center in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability that by systematizing the best practices in these subjects, offers products and services to contribute to the acceleration of businesses and the creation of competitive advantages for any organization.

    For IDEARSE, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is: "A permanent and continuous commitment, voluntarily adopted by businesses, in an effort to respond to the environmental, economic, and social impacts of its activities, and to guarantee the sustainable and human development of its stakeholders."

    CSR focuses on the respect for ethics, individuals, communities and the environment, understood as a strategy that creates added value and improve the competitive position of companies.

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    Vincular, Center for Corporate Social Responsibility at Catholic University of Valparaiso

    VINCULAR Santiago
    Av. 11 de Septiembre 2155, of 909-B

    Vincular is a center specializing in corporate social responsibility, located in Chile, with branches in Valparaiso, Santiago and Antofagasta. Vincular was established in 2001 by the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso and supported by numerous Chilean Business Associations, the IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) and the Chilean Government (R&D grants). Vincular has partners in 13 Latin American countries. Vincular aims to improve the competitiveness of corporations and generate favorable conditions for future investments; incorporate into business strategies the establishment of beneficial relationships with stakeholders; promote corporate social responsibility so as to generate benefits for the corporations, its employees and the society as a whole; and to study the tendencies, perceptions and good practices of CSR.

    It is an active member in the development of the future ISO 26000 for social responsibility, active collaborator of the GRI and local focal point for APEC on CSR.