Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Food Security, New Chief Sustainability Officer, 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

Evan Matzen, senior VP, director, corporate citizenship at BBVA, celebrated BBVA's partnership with Avenue CDC, a nonprofit dedicated to revitalizing Houston's Washington Avenue and Near Northside Community. Matzen commended "all the great work we do together to improve financial health in our communities."

Francis Hyatt was appointed Liberty Mutual's first Chief Sustainability Officer. Hyatt will further enhance the organization's ongoing focus on significant environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, and lead the company's Office of Sustainability. "Now more than ever it's crucial that companies take an active role in advancing their ESG agendas, and I look forward to partnering with internal and external stakeholders around the world to help drive positive impact in society," said Hyatt.

Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, chief diversity officer at Microsoft, recognized some steps that can help to increase inclusion and diversity at the workplace. "Want to be an ally? Put aside your wants and expectations for other individuals," said McIntyre. "Strive to understand the experiences and truths of those who aren’t in the same position. Educate yourself, listen without judgment, and genuinely seek to understand."

Stephanie Gaywood, director of community engagement at Oakland Athletics of the MLB, celebrated how the A's front office and players recently spread holiday cheer and made a positive difference by taking part in a week of community giving. “We love being a part of this community,” the A’s said.

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 openings for Sales Executive, Corporate Social Responsibility in San Francisco and Washington, DC.

Edelman is looking for an Account Supervisor - Corporate Social Responsibility and an Assistant Account Executive, Corporate Social Responsibility to join its San Francisco office.

Estée Lauder Companies is seeking an Executive Director, Sustainability in New York, who will be responsible for developing, executing, managing, and measuring key sustainability programs.

MGM Resorts International is looking for a Business Consultant Diversity and Inclusion in Las Vegas who will lead design, development, and implementation of a formalized mentoring program.

Santander is hiring a Director, Community Partnership in Boston to manage a team focused on community engagement and partnerships throughout the company’s northeast footprint.

Takeda is looking for a Global Climate Program Lead in Boston to lead carbon modelling, measure, and monitor climate projects, and integrate carbon and climate analysis into processes.

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.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is hiring a Coordinator, Global Diversity & Inclusion in New York to support the administration, logistics, and implementation of the firm’s Global Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.

Member Companies in the News

Hilton is expanding its food donation initiative to nearly 300 hotels in time for the holidays. Its efforts will feed more than 160,000 annually, while diverting millions of pounds of food waste from landfills. “At Hilton, we have incredible potential to solve some of society’s most pressing challenges through our hospitality mission,” said Katie Fallon, executive vice president of corporate affairs, responsible for Hilton’s corporate responsibility efforts. “We will keep at this until every one of our hotels around the world is diverting food waste to address the hunger crisis, so that our guests know that when they stay with us, they are traveling with a purpose.”

MetLife has received the HACR Award for Corporate Inclusion, in recognition of its success in promoting Hispanic inclusion, for the eighth year in a row. “As a purpose-driven company, MetLife is committed to building a culture of inclusion where everyone feels valued and can engage in meaningful work that makes a difference,” said Cindy Pace, MetLife’s global chief diversity and inclusion officer. “We’re honored to receive this award, and we’re grateful for all the contributions that our Hispanic employees make to our company every day.”

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory announced the launch of the Regeneron DNA Learning Center, a new dedicated laboratory for student science education. "We strongly believe that there is nothing more important to helping solve the daunting issues we face today – such as climate change, global hunger, and incurable diseases – than inspiring and engaging great young scientists,” said George D. Yancopoulos, co-founder, president and chief scientific officer at Regeneron. “The Regeneron DNA Learning Center is one more step in that direction, and together with other efforts such as the Regeneron Science Talent Search, reflects our commitment to fostering the next generation of scientists.”

Members on the Move

Welcome to our newest members, CenturyLink, Gateway Health Plan, Lincoln Financial Group, and Plexus Worldwide! These companies joined the thousands of CSR professionals we serve at more than 500 companies from around the globe each year.

Alexion, Booz Allen Hamilton, Campbell Soup Company, CFA Institute, Coast Capital Savings, Comerica Bank, Dow, Gateway Health Plan, Guidehouse, KPMG, MGM Resorts International, Plexus Worldwide, T.D. Williamson, The TJX Companies, and Western Digital 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.

Gateway Health, GEHA, and Wescom Credit Union are the latest companies to register for our Accelerated Certificate Summit on April 27 - May 1, 2020 in Boston. Join them and earn your Certificate of Corporate Citizenship Practice in HALF the time at HALF the costLearn More.