How Boeing is Investing in the Future

A blog from the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship's Executive Forum
Aug 2, 2011 8:02 AM ET

By Richard Stephens, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration, & Anne Roosevelt, Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship, Boeing

Corporate citizenship is a key component of Boeing’s business strategy – fueling commerce, providing meaningful employment and playing a role in our communities.

Our corporate citizenship work is particularly important as globalization and changing demographics continue to transform business. With more than 75 million baby boomers nearing retirement in the United States alone, technology-based companies face a skills shortage as fewer students gain the qualifications needed for the high-tech jobs of today and tomorrow.

Like many of our industry peers, our competitiveness relies not only on our access to a robust, highly-skilled work force educated in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) but also that they enter the work force prepared with problem-solving, team work and collaborative skills needed for success.

Click here to read more about Boeing's involvement in education.


The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship is a membership-based research organization that is part of the Carroll School of Management. It 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, management and leadership programs, and the insights of its 350 corporate members, the Center creates knowledge, value and demand for corporate citizenship.