Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: September 6, 2019


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

A number of members have taken action in preparation of and in response to Hurricane Dorian, with Verizon offering free calls and texts to the Bahamas, Kohler deploying its Relief Trailer to Florida, Royal Caribbean committing donations, and PSEG sending crews and other resources to help out fellow member Duke Energy with power restoration. Ahead of the storm, Duke Energy announced more than $1.1 million in funding to help North Carolina communities increase their response capabilities for future weather events with advance preparation and planning.

Five years after banning tobacco products from its stores, CVS Health announced that—in partnership with Center Member Discovery Education—the company will expand its efforts to help people quit smoking. Says President and CEO Larry J. Merlo, “... we continue to take bold steps to develop and deliver innovative solutions for the communities we serve, one individual and one community at a time."

Dow Inc is planning to turn recycled plastic waste into oil, as part of the company’s pledge to have at least 100,000 tons of recycled plastics in its product offerings sold in the European Union (EU) by 2025. “We believe plastics are too valuable to be lost as waste and should be part of the circular economy,” said Diego Donoso, business president for Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics.

The Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) shed light on its work to empower people with cancer around the world, in alignment with The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #3. “Our purpose is to help people live healthier and happier lives around the world,” said Ornella Barra, WBA co-chief operating officer and the chairman of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Committee. “Our community pharmacists and other healthcare providers deliver trusted information, expertise and compassionate care for individuals with cancer.”

Members on the Move

We’re excited to welcome new perspectives to our Affinity Groups, ongoing networking forums that help members understand critical social issues, review changing public policy, share best practices, and develop deeper peer networks.

Now joining the Executive Forum:

  • Joan Christel, Senior Vice President, Senior HR Business Partner,  and Chief Administrative Officer, Global HR, State Street Corporation
  • Amanda S. Gardiner, Director of Social Responsibility, Verizon
  • Joanne Harrell, Senior Director, USA Citizenship, Microsoft
  • Nancy E. Lamb, Public Affairs Director, Michigan Operations, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Elissa Margolis, Senior Vice President, ESR, The Walt Disney Company
  • Roma McCaig, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Campbell Soup Company
  • Colleen Richards Powell, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Diversity, MFS Investment Management
  • Joe Ruiz, Director, UPS Humanitarian Relief & Resilience Program & UPS Foundation Communications, UPS
  • Chris Twogood, Senior Vice President, Teradata

Now joining the Community Involvement Roundtable

  • Ty Johnson, Community Relations Advisor, ConocoPhillips
  • Okeatta Brown, Strategy & Integration Consultant, Wells Fargo

Now joining the Professional Services Sustainability Roundtable

  • Quentin Pell, Vice President, Corporate Communications and Enterprise Risk Management, Tanger

Spotlight on You

On September 1, Julie Sweet assumed the role of chief executive officer of Accenture. Previously, she was Accenture’s general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer for five years. Outside of Accenture, Sweet is a leader on topics including innovation, technology’s impact on business, and inclusion and diversity.

Assurant’s Board Chair, Elaine Rosen, shares her thoughts on inclusion and diversity, and offers sound advice: “You need to look at the entire picture, define not only what you mean by diversity, but also define what the outcomes of a good approach to diversity will be.  And I don’t just stop at one; the outcomes need to be many.”

We join Jonica Armstrong of Designer Brands in celebrating the students benefiting from the company’s partnership with Be Strong, a nonprofit which works to prevent bullying, isolation, and suicide.

FedEx CSR and Road Strategist Shane O’Connor shared the company’s plans to extend its road safety education in Azerbaijan, Balarus, and the Ukraine with an excited LinkedIn post.

At General Mills, senior sustainability analyst Christina Skonberg shared how the company is empowering farmers to self-assess agricultural practices to create a more sustainable supply chain.

Job Postings

Cisco is hiring for a Sustainability and Circular Economy Program Manager in San Jose to support and drive circular economy projects throughout the company.

The Estée Lauder Companies is seeking an Associate, Global Corporate Citizenship & Sustainability, Breast Cancer Campaign in New York City.

General Motors is looking for an Environmental Policy and ESG Manager in Detroit to develop and manage GM’s global sustainability strategy.

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.

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

United Technologies is seeking a Senior Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility in Farmington, CT to integrate new global CSR and Sustainability initiatives with existing programs.

Walt Disney Company is looking for a Director, Environmental Science and Policy Analysis to be a leader in their Global Public Policy organization in Glendale, CA.

Wells Fargo is seeking a Climate Change Specialist to help carry out analysis of climate-related risk and drive stakeholder engagement.

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