Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Business Roundtable, CSR Influence Leaders, and More

MoversandShakers

The member community convened by 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 represent the gold standard in putting their mission into practice.

Here is how our members have been working to build a better business and a better world:

Members in the News

The Business Roundtable, comprised of the chief executives of nearly 200 of America’s most prominent companies, urged other businesses to consider the environment and workers’ wellbeing alongside their pursuit of profits.

  • Read the letter and see the signatories, an impressive list which featured 53 of our member companies: 3M, American Electric Power, Accenture, Ameriprise, Apple, Aramark, Assurant, Ball Corporation, Bank of America, Baxter International Inc., CBRE Group, Inc., Cigna, Comcast Corporation, ConocoPhillips, CVS Health, Deloitte, Dow, Eastman Chemical Company, EY, FedEx Corporation, Flex, Fluor Corporation, Freeport-McMoRan Inc., General Motors, Honeywell, John Deere, KeyCorp, KPMG LLP, Lockheed Martin Corporation, LyondellBasell Industries, MassMutual, Medtronic, MetLife, Morgan Stanley, Motorola Solutions, Nasdaq, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Phillips 66, Pitney Bowes, PwC, Raytheon Company, Rockwell Automation, S&P Global, SAP, Sempra Energy, Target, Texas Instruments Incorporated, The Travelers Companies Inc., Turner Construction Co., United Technologies Corporation, UPS, USAA, Vanguard, Verisk Analytics, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Fortune released its fifth annual Change the World List, featuring companies who use the tools of business to tackle society's unmet needs. Our members featured prominently among the 52 companies in the ranking: Accenture, Apple, Bank of America, Dow, EY, Hilton, TE Connectivity, and Walgreens Boots Alliance.

The Banfield Foundation announced its commitment to raising awareness of the link between domestic violence and animal abuse by committing to invest $1 million over four years through its new Safer Together initiative. The Foundation’s Executive Director, Kim Van Syoc said: “Through our work and the work of other outstanding organizations, we hope to create a world where victims never have to choose between their own safety and the safety of their loved ones, including their pets. Victims often remain in a dangerous environment because they do not have access to a pet-friendly shelter or program, and we believe saving the life of a pet can save the life of a human.”

Duke Energy announced a $3.6 million investment to build the diverse workforce of the future, including efforts to grow their pipeline of women, veteran, and minority engineers. “The energy sector generates an abundance of well-paid, dynamic jobs, and we want to ensure nontraditional students have access to these opportunities,” said Cari Boyce, president of the Duke Energy Foundation.

Wells Fargo released its 2018 Corporate Responsibility report, Purpose in Action, which details its progress toward social, economic, and environmental goals. Mary Wenzel, Head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at Wells Fargo & Company, outlines a number of impressive achievements the company has made over the past year, including committing $200 billion in financing to sustainable businesses and projects by 2030.

Aramark has partnered with Beyond Meat to bring more than 200 new plant-based recipes to college campuses, hospitals, businesses, schools, and ballparks nationwide. Aramark serves nearly 2 billion meals each year. The company notes that—in addition to offering guests more choices—developing more plant-based menu options aligns with Aramark’s efforts to accelerate climate-healthy menus that lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Accenture, Microsoft, and Walgreens Boots Alliance were counted among the businesses taking steps to recruit and support employees with physical, emotional, and neurological challenges. Read more in USA Today.

Members on the Move

This month we were pleased to welcome GE Johnson and MoneyGram International to the member network! They join the thousands of CSR professionals we serve at more than 500 companies from around the globe each year.

Folks from the team at Accenture will be joining us for the online course Corporate Citizenship Strategy. Learn about our online courses, which you can complete independently on your own schedule.

Spotlight on You

This week, Assent Compliance released its 2019 Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leaders list. Congratulations to the following members who were recognized for making compelling corporate citizenship contributions!

  • Patrick Browne, Director of Global Sustainability, UPS
  • Icema Gibbs, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Jetblue Airways
  • Lisa Jackson, Vice President, Environment, Policy & Social Initiatives, Apple
  • Wilhelm Janisch, Senior Manager, Global Environmental Compliance, Baxter International Inc.
  • Rose Stuckey Kirk, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer & President of the Verizon Foundation, Verizon
  • Jennifer Leitsch, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, CBRE
  • Julia Litvak, Director, Responsible Supply Management Program, Medtronic
  • Amanda Nusz, Vice President, Product Quality & Responsible Sourcing, Target
  • Jaycee Pribulsky, Vice President, Sustainable Manufacturing & Sourcing, Nike
  • Laura Chapman Rubbo, Director, Responsible Governance & Supply Chain, The Walt Disney Company
  • Justina Nixon-Saintil, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Verizon
  • Daniel Schmid, Chief Sustainability Officer, SAP
  • Kristen Sullivan, Partner, Deloitte
  • Maury Wolfe, Senior Director, Corporate Social Responsibility & Public Affairs, Cox Enterprises

Job Postings

Iron Mountain is hiring a Manager, Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Projects & Reporting in Boston to oversee annual public reporting and analytics for frameworks such as DJSI, CDP, and GRI.

Verizon is seeking a Social Innovation Manager in New York City to assist in implementing responsible business strategies.