Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Members Observe National Coming Out Day, World Food Day, 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 better business and a better world:

Spotlight on You

Christine Racine, director of human resource operations at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, accepted recognition from the MA State House of Representatives for her company’s award as one of the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion” by the Disability Equality Index. Joining her were local recipients of the award from: EY, Fidelity, MassMutual, PwC, Raytheon, State Street, TD Bank, and Tufts Health Plan

Nicola Dixon, executive director of the General Mills Foundation, penned a piece for the World Food Program USAto commemorate World Food Day. “The scope and scale of the world’s food imbalance and its consequences on people and the planet require bold and broad action,” says Dixon. “No single stakeholder group nor sector can do it alone. Each of us has a role to play. And together, we can make meaningful impact.”

Tristen Summers, a director at PwC, wrote an article on LinkedIn on National Coming Out Day about his positive experiences of acceptance at his company. “I never had a doubt that is how my PwC colleagues would respond. Because for eight years I watched the firm live out its message of inclusion across all forms of diversity—both at the leadership level and in the culture on the ground,” he said. “I think that the more human we are, the easier it will be for people to come out at work. The benefits of being out at work, to both employees and employers, are something we should all want for our teams and our companies.”

Job Postings

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 the West is seeking a CSR Analyst Associate II in San Ramon, CA to support CSR strategy and ensure uniform implementation across all applicable business units. 

Blackbaud has openings for Sales Executive, Corporate Social Responsibility in San FranciscoNew YorkPlano, TXSt. Paul, MNand Washington, DC.

Blue Shield of California is hiring a Director, Social Impact in Oakland, CA to lead a team of professionals that executes strategies to achieve the company’s social responsibility goals. 

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

Iron Mountain is looking for a Manager, Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Projects & Reporting in Boston to manage and execute ESG-focused data management.

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

National Instruments is looking for a Director, Global Corporate Responsibility to amplify, elevate, and manage the firm’s CR program including a global budget and giving funds. 

Nielsen is hiring for a Vice President, Communications (D&I and CSR) to work in their New York office, developing a strategic communications plan to support the firm’s programs.

Novant Health is looking for a Social Responsibility Coordinator in Manassas, VA to assist the community engagement department in planning and executing community events.

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

Subaru of America is seeking a paid Philanthropy & Corporate Responsibility Intern in Camden, NJ to support management of philanthropic giving, employee volunteer, communication, and other activities.

Sysco is hiring an Analyst, Corporate Social Responsibility to support internal and external stakeholder engagement in its Houston, TX office. 

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

The Campbell Soup Foundation announced more than $1.5 million in grants to 22 organizations to strengthen and empower New Jersey-based communities and organizations. “We are proud of our 150-year history of giving back to the communities in which we operate,” said Kim Fortunato, president, Campbell Soup Foundation and director, community affairs. “In addition to financial support, we are proud of our strong volunteer engagement program that supports our community partners in a variety of ways.”

More than 50 Memphis-area high school students graduated from the FedEx Logistics Academy, a program designed to develop young talent and educate students about opportunities within the industry. “FedEx executives say this is another example of the company's commitment to the Memphis community,” said a local news article covering the event. “They hope this academy is just one of many more to come.”

Major League Baseball and its clubs commemorated Spirit Day 2019 on Thursday, October 17 as a continuation of baseball’s commitment to taking a stand against bullying among young people and to support show support for LGBTQ+ youth. The San Francisco Giants joined more than two dozen other teams in tweeting, “On #SpiritDay and every day, we support inclusion and stand against LGBTQ bullying.”

Subaru of America announced that, in the month of September, its employees collected more than 25,000 pounds of materials, including scrap metals, plastics, invasive species, and micro trash. The effort was part a series of nationwide clean-up events at iconic U.S. locations such as Yosemite National Park. “At Subaru, we feel it is our duty to give back and protect the Earth, and these milestones we’ve reached with TerraCycle, along with national and local partners, reflect our ongoing commitment to care for our planet,” said Thomas J. Doll, president and CEO of Subaru of America, Inc.

Wells Fargo announced its largest renewable energy purchase to date in a 10-year renewable energy agreement with NRG Energy. “Wells Fargo is focused on continuing to demonstrate leadership in the transition to a low carbon economy,” said Richard Henderson, head of Wells Fargo’s Corporate Properties Group. “Transitioning from the purchase of renewable energy certificates to long-term contracts that fund new sources of renewable energy is a critical piece of Wells Fargo’s 2020 renewable energy goal.”

Members on the Move

Welcome to our newest member Planet Fitness! The company joined the thousands of CSR professionals we serve at more than 500 companies from around the globe each year.

Apple is the latest company to register for our Accelerated Certificate Summit on November 18-22 in San Diego. Join Apple and earn your Certificate of Corporate Citizenship Practice in HALF the time at HALF the costLearn More.

EY, Husky Energy, Lowe's, Synopsys, TD Bank, and Verisk Analytics are the latest companies to register for the International Corporate Citizenship Conference on March 30-April 1 in San Francisco. Join these companies along with more than 600 corporate citizenship professionals for three days of networking and learning how to deliver impact globallyLearn More.