Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Climate Week, Most Powerful Women, and More


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 are some of the best in the field!

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

Spotlight on You

Giraldo (Jerry) Alvare, Betty Lavandero, Ramon Lopez, and Daniela Molina are FedEx employees who were featured in a company blog post celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

Jonica Armstrong, Community Relations Manager for Designer Brands, spoke on corporate social responsibility at an event with United Way. “Sharing strategies, wins, and losses provides a way for better outcomes and impact across the world,” she said.

Antoni Ballabriga, Global Head of Responsible Business at BBVA, proudly announced BBVA’s signing of the Principles for Responsible Banking, promoted by the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). They join 130 signatories, including Banco Popular, Natixis, and Santander.

Christina Skonberg, Senior Sustainability Analyst at General Mills, was featured in an interview for the website Kiss the Ground. She says, “I’m energized by the potential within agriculture to address some of our planet’s most pressing challenges—from dwindling levels of biodiversity, to the destabilization of rural economic resilience, to climate change.”

Raksha Varadarajan of Astellas celebrated her company’s placement among the 2019 Working Mother 100 Best Companies List with a video: “Astellas has the culture where we encourage working moms to achieve their goals while still taking care of their family.”

Fortune released its 2019 Most Powerful Women List, which it announced “is comprised of more CEOs, more promotions, and more competition than ever.” Members who made the list include:

Job Postings

Accenture is hiring a Corporate Citizenship Marketing Manager in New York.

Aramark is seeking a Manager, Enterprise Sustainability in Philadelphia, who will be responsible for supporting the implementation of its company-wide sustainability strategy.

Bank of America is looking for a Responsible Sourcing Manager to deliver on its responsible growth mission by engaging with supply chain (various locations).

Blackbaud is hiring a Sales Executive, Corporate Social Responsibility in Parc, NY.

The Estée Lauder Companies is seeking to fill a position in New York City: Associate, Global Corporate Citizenship & Sustainability, Breast Cancer Campaign.

Microsoft is hiring for an Environmental Monitoring & Reporting Program Manager in Redmond, WA to lead high-impact projects at a global scale.

Morgan Stanley is seeking a Sustainability Content Specialist in New York City to help coordinate and amplify its commitments to sustainability and sustainable finance.

Samsung Electronics America is hiring a Senior Manager, Corporate Citizenship in Ridgefield Park, NJ to focus on project and event management.

Unum is looking for a Corporate Sustainability Manager to lead sustainability strategy in their Portland, ME office.

Verizon is seeking a Social Innovation Manager in New York City.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals is seeking college students in Boston to join its Co-Op, Corporate Social Responsibility program to learn about the pharmaceutical industry from a hands-on perspective.

Viacom is looking for a Manager, Corporate Responsibility & Community Investment and Creative Director - MTV Pro-Social/Social Impact & Corporate Social Responsibility to join its New York office.

Member Companies in the News

Working Mother released its 2019 100 Best Companies List, focusing on inclusive benefits for families, including gender-neutral leave, gradual phase-back after parental leave, and accessible, affordable childcare.

  • Featured among the list were: Accenture, Adobe, Astellas, Bank of America, Baxter, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Blue Cross NC, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capital One, Deloitte, Discovery Inc., Edelman, EY, General Mills, General Motors, KPMG, Merck, MetLife, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, PwC, RSM, State Street, Takeda, Texas Instruments, The Estée Lauder Companies, and Verizon.

As part of Climate Week, 3M announced a partnership with Clean Air Asia, an international NGO that seeks to improve air quality and create healthier, more livable cities. CEO Michael Roman commented, “Moving forward, we’ll continue to collaborate with governments, communities and other organizations to build a safer, stronger and healthier world.”

Honda Motor Co Ltd. announced that it would phase out all diesel cars by 2021 in favor of models with electric propulsion systems, as it moves to electrify all of its European cars by 2025. Read more in Reuters.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation is marking its 40th anniversary by donating $1 million to 40 New England non-profits focused on health equity and the social determinants of health. "We recognize that non-profit organizations are on the frontlines of service and play a crucial role in building stronger and healthier communities for all of us," said Tom Croswell, president and CEO of Tufts Health Plan.

Verizon was at the UN General Assembly this week to discuss how greater connectivity can help ensure a brighter tomorrow. “The world is facing a daunting challenge in climate change,” said Hans Vestberg, chairman and CEO of Verizon, “5G has the potential to reduce up to 90% of our current power consumption. That's an enormous amount, and an important way we can address these issues with technology, with the goal of bringing positive change through a Fourth Industrial Revolution."

Members on the Move

Columbia Bank, Toyota, and Valley Bank are the latest companies to register for our Accelerated Certificate Summit on November 18-22 in San Diego. Join these companies and earn your Certificate of Corporate Citizenship Practice in HALF the time at HALF the cost: Learn More.