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Companies respond to abortion ruling that overturns Roe v. Wade

Corporate social advocacy is a growing trend, underscored by new examples of companies and their leaders speaking out on contentious headlines every day. What’s behind this surge in advocacy? For one thing, data suggest that today’s stakeholders—consumers, employees, and investors alike—expect companies and corporate leaders to advocate for a greener, more equitable society. This roundup offers examples of how companies are responding to the recent Roe v. Wade ruling.

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Recognizing employee volunteers around the globe

Bank of America recently announced a 15-year commitment to partner with Constellation, a clean energy company, in order to purchase power and project-specific renewable energy certificates (RECs). Bank of America aims to power approximately 17% of its global electricity consumption with clean energy, expecting to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 95,000 metric tons annually.

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People powering progress

The member community convened by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship is one of a kind. The 500+ companies we serve each year around the globe are leaders in environmental, social, and governance action, and the thousands of individuals who make up this network are some of the best in the field!

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Incredible week of CSR learning, networking, and camaraderie

Maggie Shortes, who works for Wells Fargo as senior vice president and chief of staff for external engagement, diverse segments, representation and inclusion, posted on LinkedIn about her experience at the BCCCC Management Intensive.

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Corporate giving that supports equity for all

Point32Health has released its first-ever Corporate Citizenship Report: Creating a Shared Future. The report highlights stories covering philanthropic grants, community engagement, volunteering, and more...

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Company’s blueprint for sustainability gets results—but couldn’t be achieved alone

Placing the utmost importance on transparency in ESG reporting, Dow is committed to the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact and the SDGs.

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How's your ESG data? Ensuring accuracy and new reports

Kyra Whitten, vice president, sustainability, and president, Flex Foundation, penned a blog post on the Flex website called Is your ESG data trustworthy? for its Building a sustainable business blog series.

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Health Equity Equals Stronger Communities

Blue Cross NC’s corporate citizenship efforts aim to address systemic racism head-on in collaboration with community organizations to address social determinants of health that cause health inequity.

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Supporting teen mental health and wellbeing

Cigna's Evernorth has published a study suggesting that mental health concerns are on the rise among teens, and the impact on parents and families is an unmet need employers could address. Approximately 80% of the 1,000 parents included in Cigna's survey said their children are struggling with their mental health...

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How Companies Are Responding to the War in Ukraine: A Roundup

A roundup of companies donating to Ukraine and/or responding to Russian invasion, including examples of companies offering humanitarian aid, matching gifts, pro bono services, and revised operations within Russia, and statements condemning the war. See examples and send us your own.

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Pause and Celebrate Your Achievements

Saskia Epstein, vice president, client and community relations, PNC Bank, is being honored by YW Boston in along with four other 2022 Academy of Women Achievers. The honors have been awarded since 1995 by YW Boston as part of its mission to promote and celebrate the achievements of women.

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Communications to amplify the work of stellar partners

Join us in celebrating some of the new CSR hires among our member companies, along with the week's latest corporate citizenship initiatives and job openings.

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Introducing the NEW BCCCC Online Member Community

BCCCC is proud to launch our new online member community, where CSR professionals from across the globe can exchange ideas, ask questions, and network in a safe space. If your company is a BCCCC member, you'll want to check this out. If not, you'll want to join.

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Climate change advocacy across the organization

As the material risks of climate change become more evident—from extreme temperatures to weather events that cost billions of dollars in damage to lives and property—corporate commitments to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are growing.

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New job opportunities for aspiring DEI directors

Exciting updates from Takeda, Target, and FedEx on the corporate citizenship front, plus several open roles for the position of Director of DEI...

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Brighter, bolder, better corporate citizenship

A roundup of BCCCC member companies and CSR executives in the news, along with inspiring quotes heard at #BCConf22 from several mainstage speakers. And updated list of open job opportunities in corporate citizenship is also included.

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2022 Corporate Citizenship Conference Day 3: Choosing a better path forward

Ron Brown described Target’s new sustainability strategy, Target Forward, the company’s vision to co-create an equitable and regenerative future together with its guests, partners, and communities. The idea of moving humanity forward served as a perfect segue to the event’s keynote speaker, Ron Garan, a highly decorated NASA astronaut, fighter pilot, and active social entrepreneur.

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2022 Corporate Citizenship Conference Day 2 - Afternoon: Better approaches to community partnerships

The afternoon began with a second round of breakout sessions, featuring topics ranging from net zero, to intergenerational employee engagement, to DEI. Onsite volunteers packed more than 500 financial education kits for a local school, thanks to Ally’s generous sponsorship of this year’s volunteer project.

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2022 Corporate Citizenship Conference Day 2 - Morning: Building bolder communities of caring

Kicking off Day Two of #BCConf22, BCCCC Executive Director Katherine V. Smith welcomed the crowd, thanking event sponsors who make the Conference possible. A generous investment from carbon-offset sponsor UPS has allowed BCCCC to offset more than double the event's carbon emissions.

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2022 Corporate Citizenship Conference Day 1: What the world needs now is innovation

The evening began with the inaugural Corporate Citizenship Innovation Awards, preceded by a thought-provoking session from sponsor, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. One of the world’s largest law firms, social change is a key driver of Weil’s comprehensive social responsibility—which means innovation plays an important role in many of its programs.

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