Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: American Companies Honor Veterans


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

Many American companies honored Veterans Day this week by recognizing the nation’s heroes working and living in our local communities:

Joel Stamp, president of the General Mills Veterans Network, shared on a company podcast how and why the Network was formed, and the ways it continues to support veterans and transitioning military employees. “We started in 2012 because there was a recognition that veterans needed to talk through concerns and issues they had in the workplace,” he said. “So we continued to build on that through the Network and continue to address things that are valuable to veterans internally as well as externally in our communities.”

Bob Lieb, a veteran associate working for Lowe’s, reflects on his time in the service and thanks Lowe’s for recognizing military associates. “It means the world to me for the company to realize that military people are important,” he said in a company video.

Laura Holby, director of community engagement at Novant Health, recognized the many veterans who work for and with the company: "A special time to thank each and every veteran team member and veteran patient for their service." Holby also celebrated Novant Health's having been honored with the Liberty Award from the American Heroes for North Carolina, awarded to veteran-friendly organizations that have positively impacted their communities.

Job Postings

Astellas is hiring an Associate Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Americas in Northbrook, IL, 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 and an Assistant Account Executive, Corporate Social Responsibility to join its San Francisco office.

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

Fidelity Bank is looking for a Corporate Social Responsibility Intern in Wichita, KS to gain hands-on experience in its CSR department.

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

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.

Unum is seeking a Corporate Social Responsibility Program Manager in its Chattanooga, TN office to play a significant role in supporting the company’s philanthropic approach.

Verizon is hiring a Corporate Social Responsibility Communications Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ, to develop and execute communication plans to advance the social responsibility strategy.

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

During the month of November, JetBlue is asking customers, crewmembers and nonprofit organizations to share photos of their “GOOD”—causes they are passionate about and the simple ways they give back in their communities. These photos feed into an interactive mosaic that represents all the good that’s happening across the JetBlue network every day.

Marsh & McLennan released its 2017-2018 Corporate Citizenship Report highlighting work of 75,000 colleagues making a difference in the moments that matter. “All by itself, Marsh & McLennan touches the lives of more than 110 million people directly every day,” commented Dan Glaser, president and CEO. “Our view of corporate citizenship is multidimensional, encompassing colleagues, community, environment and the work we do for our clients.”

Companies also engaged in firm-wide veterans’ initiatives this week:

  • One of Nike's employee resource groups, Nike’s Military Veterans Network & Friends, partnered with Remember Our Heroes to host a Veteran's Day event at Nike's headquarters. The gathering was designed to connect employees and facilitate the sharing of stories alongside Purple Heart recipient and gold medal Paralympian, Josh Sweeney.
  • USAA is running a nationwide challenge to honor military members in a meaningful way, via the #HonorThroughAction social media campaign and a partnership with Operation Gratitude to send care packages to those who serve. 
  • Walgreens offered a discount for veterans and free flu shots over Veteran’s Day weekend. “We at Walgreens are always proud to be of service to those who serve our country, including veterans, military personnel, and their families,” said Richard Ashworth, president of operations.

Awards and recognition:

Members on the Move

Welcome to our newest members, National Fuel Gas Company and Sanofi! These companies joined the thousands of CSR professionals we serve at more than 500 companies from around the globe each year.

Symetra is the latest company to register for our Accelerated Certificate Summit on November 18-22 in San Diego. Registration is open for our Spring Summit, held on April 27-May 1 in Boston, where you can earn your Certificate of Corporate Citizenship Practice in HALF the time at HALF the cost. Register now.

Baxter, EY, SMUD, Xilinx, and Zebra Technologies 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.