Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Climate Change Investments, Volunteering for the SDGs, 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

Paul Hollie of Primera Blue Cross shared his experiences meeting with Covenant House Alaska. He said, "I was moved by the positive and essential role they are playing in the lives of homeless youth."

CBRE’s HS&E Division Senior Associate, Crystal Lawson, was named among this year’s Rising Stars of Safety by the National Safety Council. “Everyone deserves to go home safe and healthy at the end of the workday,” Lawson said. She puts this philosophy into practice every day, working to protect people from occupational health hazards, raising awareness of safe work habits, and integrating HS&E best practices into business processes.

Melissa MacDonnell celebrated that her company, Liberty Mutual Insurance, and the City of Plano, Texas unveiled the city’s new universally accessible playground. “With the Liberty Playground opening, we celebrate a place where children of all abilities can play together,” she said. “Alongside the City of Plano, we're proud to give children access to the best our community has to offer.”

Tina Vaughn celebrated a global week of action for her company, UL, in which her colleagues volunteered their time to clean 125 streams for the company's 125-year anniversary—and in partnership with #ACT4SDGs to raise awareness for the Sustainable Development Goals. "We're taking action to make the SDGs happen by creating volunteer opportunities for our global employees and leaders to make a positive impact on the environment," said Vaughn in a video she shared.

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.

Lockheed Martin is hiring a Director, Social Impact in their Bethesda, MD office who will be responsible for developing strategies and meaningful stakeholder engagements.

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.

Royal Bank of Canada is hiring a Foundation & Philanthropy Manager to join its New York City office to have overall strategic and operational responsibility for RBC Foundation USA – Capital Markets.

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

Alliance Data celebrated being included in the FTSE4Good Index Series—designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong ESG practices—for the second year in a row. “This valuable recognition reflects our ongoing commitment to operate with integrity, transparency, and purpose," said Melisa Miller, president and CEO of Alliance Data.

Berkshire Bank’s case study on its Skills for Cities program, a citywide day of skills based volunteerism for the SDGs, was featured among the winners of the Impact 2030 Innovation Awards. “If we expect to achieve any one of the SDGs, businesses of all sizes must come together,” said Berkshire Bank’s Gary Levante. “That untapped force for good is one of the main reasons we launched Skills for Cities Boston offering a scalable model for partnership that brings together stakeholders of all sectors and sizes to address the global goals at a local level.”

Exelon Foundation and Exelon Corp. will launch a $20 million Climate Change Investment Initiative. “Exelon stands with the majority of our customers who want cleaner air and affordable, reliable energy,” said Chris Crane, Exelon CEO and chairman, Exelon Foundation. “With recent advances in technology, these are no longer mutually exclusive objectives. The Exelon Foundation Climate Change Investment Initiative will put us a step closer to a clean energy future by helping entrepreneurs translate their ideas for reversing climate change into practical solutions.”

National Grid’s service area in three states—Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island—were all ranked among the top five states in energy efficiency by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) via its 2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. “National Grid is proud that our energy efficiency programs reduced carbon emissions by over 1.1 million metric tons in 2018, the equivalent of removing over 233,000 cars off the road, a major step forward in achieving a deeply decarbonized energy future,” said Dean Seavers, president of National Grid, U.S.

JetBlue introduced the largest Electric Ground Service Equipment (eGSE) fleet at New York’s JFK International Airport, cutting four million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year. “JetBlue has set ambitious goals to manage our CO₂ emissions below the wing by transitioning our ground service equipment to electric power sources where feasible,” said Joanna Geraghty, president and chief operating officer, JetBlue. “This is one part of our overall efforts which primarily focuses on reducing our emissions from flying.”

Members on the Move

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