Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Inclusion & Diversity, Pollution Prevention, 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

Kim Van Syoc, executive director at Banfield Foundation, was a guest on the podcast "Vet Talk with Royal Canin” to talk about the power of giving back. ”Research shows businesses have less turnover and more productivity when they make giving back a priority," said Van Syoc. "At Banfield, we’ve heard time and time again that consumers make decisions on who they do business with based on a company’s purpose."

Join Susan Johnson, chief diversity and inclusion officer at The Hartford, in celebrating the company's recent Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Summit.

President of the Liberty Mutual Foundation Melissa MacDonnell spoke at the Women in Nonprofit (WIN) network breakfast, sharing practices, strategies, and resources among female nonprofit leaders.

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.

Blackbaud has an opening for Sales Executive, Corporate Social Responsibility in San Francisco.

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.

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

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 to join its New York office.

Member Companies in the News

Aramark is launching an exclusive new WearGuard® Eco Collection that is created with recycled fiber blends, including traditional recycled polyester, oyster shell polyester, and REPREVE® performance fiber manufactured entirely from recycled plastic bottles. “Our customers are more environmentally conscious than ever before and this exciting new solution is one way we are responding to an increasing demand for sustainable products,” said Brad Drummond, chief operating officer of Aramark’s Uniform and Refreshments sector.

In its newly released 2019 Integrated Performance Report: The Power of Purpose, Medtronic dives deep into its global corporate citizenship efforts, which include the economic, social, and environmental areas where the company can make the greatest impact. “Our foremost priority is to contribute to human welfare,” said Omar Ishrak, Medtronic chairman and chief executive officer. “Today we are executing on the strongest product pipeline in Medtronic’s history, bringing to market a long list of technology innovations that will, in the words of our Mission, alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life for millions of people around the world.”

Morgan Stanley has announced a partnership with National Geographic Society and the University of Georgia which aims to engage citizen scientists and create a better understanding of debris and plastic pollution in coastlines and waterways through open data. “We firmly believe that citizen-science tools, like the Debris Tracker, are powerful examples of how spreading awareness can help lead to better data and wider public interest in an issue that is impacting communities around the world,” said Audrey Choi, chief sustainability officer and chief marketing officer at Morgan Stanley.

To celebrate the launch of its annual philanthropic Subaru Share the Love® Event, Subaru of America, Inc. hosted a celebratory kickoff event aimed at combating hunger in the automaker’s local community of Camden, NJ. During the 2019 Subaru Share the Love Event, running now through January 2, 2020, Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased at more than 632 participating Subaru retailers nationwide.

The Wells Fargo Foundation announced a $10 million grant to the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) to support growth-oriented lending to minority-owned businesses nationwide. The Fund strives to help diverse entrepreneurs scale to a greater size. “Small business growth requires greater collaboration and innovation when it comes to access to capital,” said Brandee McHale, president of the Wells Fargo Foundation. “NALCAB and its partners have created a first-of-its-kind loan fund that truly establishes a national network of lenders looking to help smaller companies grow to the next level. We hope that our grant inspires others to join the fund and shows entrepreneurs that we believe in them and their growth potential.”

Awards and recognition:

  • Berkshire Bank, FedEx, The Kroger Company, Merck, and Wells Fargo all took home trophies during the 20th Annual Citizens Awards hosted by the U.S. Chamber Foundation.
  • Join Alex Shockley, manager, Hilton Effect Foundation, in celebrating Hilton's corporate responsibility management system, LightStay, which has achieved the Global Sustainable Tourism Council's "Recognized Standard" status.
  • Merck and UPS were among six companies inducted into U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Corporate Citizenship Hall of Fame.

Members on the Move

Charles River Laboratories, Conoco Phillips, Maritz, and Zachry Group 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.