Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Employee Recognition, Pro Bono Volunteering, 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

Donald Lutt, senior director at CBRE, represented his company at the 2019 Out and Equal Summit in Washington, DC. He celebrated CBRE’s sponsorship of the event with a LinkedIn post: "Inspiring week at the Out & Equal conference in DC!"

Pam Johnson, communications adviser for FedEx’s Global Citizenship Group, was recognized on Essence magazine's Woke 100 list for managing relationships with nonprofits specializing in entrepreneurship, especially in diverse communities. Colleague Shane O’Connor congratulated her on LinkedIn.

Gemma Cooper and Will Torn of Nielsen spoke out about the impact their pro bono work has had on their communities and careers: "We shared data about the fast-moving consumer goods marketplace with a large nonprofit in the UK to give them an overall view of the marketplace,” they said in a LinkedIn post. “It helped them better reach consumers who are interested in donating to support their work.”

Kirsten Royster, president/COO Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center and patient experience officer, at Novant Health thanked the Novant Health Foundation team for raising money for Think Pink, an organization that funds mammograms for women who cannot afford them.

Job Postings

Astellas is hiring an Associate Director Corporate Social Responsibility Americas in Northbrook, Illinois, responsible for developing and executing Astellas' CSR, volunteerism, and philanthropic efforts.

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 Francisco, New York, Plano, TX, St. Paul, MN, and 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.

Edelman is looking for an Account Supervisor - Corporate Social Responsibility in San Francisco, CA, who will be responsible for managing teams’ client service performance.

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, MA 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 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 its New York office, developing a strategic communications plan to support the firm’s programs.

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

Lowe’s provided a $1.1 million grant to help build safe, affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity locally. This included supporting Habitat Charlotte’s first fully developed street. Lowe’s volunteers dedicated nearly 600 hours to help build a few of the 21 homes on Red Vest Way, a cul-de-sac named to showcase Lowe’s commitment to affordable housing and honor the company’s red vest associates for their volunteer hours spent building Habitat homes.

Microsoft was featured in the Wall Street Journal for its autism hiring program, launched in 2015. “People with autism are good at problem solving, coding, they have strong attention to detail,” says Neil Barnett, director of inclusive hiring at Microsoft. “Those problem-solving skills are very important at Microsoft.” Microsoft also co-founded the coalition Autism @ Work with SAP, EY, and others to help other employers put similar programs in place.

New Relic unveiled its new global social responsibility program, "I’m honored to have the task of leading, and I’m looking forward to watching the impact we will make," said Erin Dieterich, director of "New Relic has always strived to be true to itself and to do the right thing by its employees, customers, and communities. should position us to expand that commitment and to make it even more integral to our brand and to our approach to doing business."

The Walt Disney Company has partnered with the U.S. State Department on the third-annual Hidden No More International Visitor Leadership Program, which highlights and advances the important achievements of women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). “By raising awareness of the incredible talent that exists among these women and helping them amplify their powerful stories, we are helping to create a brighter future for them and for the next generation,” said Latondra Newton, senior vice president and chief diversity officer, The Walt Disney Company.

Members on the Move

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

Primera Blue Cross and Robert Half 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.

AstraZeneca, Banfield Pet Hospital, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Designer Brands, Edelman, Hawaiian Electric, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Indeed, National Grid, NETSCOUT, Texas Instruments, 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 globally: Learn More.