Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: COP25, Giving Tuesday, 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

#GivingTuesday founding partner Blackbaud posted a livestream of the event featuring stories of impact by members of the social good community. The video features host Zach Bechtel, senior digital engagement manager at Blackbaud, interviewing Blackbaud’s CSR Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy Rachel Hutchisson and others. “Giving Tuesday is really a day that amplifies whatever you care about—it's a movement,” said Hutchisson. "It's inspiring to see how much collective action is happening within companies, both through the work you're doing as a brand but also just through our individual people."

Nick Li, director of security at the Hilton Chengdu, was the latest Hilton employee featured in the company's #Room702 video series, which honors some of the Hilton employees who are furthering founder Conrad Hilton’s vision to spread peace and cultural understanding through travel. "Nick has become a well-respected leader at the hotel," said Lou Dubois, director of content at Hilton. "He spends much of his free time giving back to create a better future for underprivileged children through education."

Join Kären Woodruff, vice president, corporate philanthropy and community relations at Wells Fargo, in celebrating how her company advances women’s empowerment. "I’m bursting with pride!" Woodruff said of the program. "Community building at its finest,” she said in a LinkedIn post. “Wells Fargo supports Women’s Empowerment to help formerly homeless women get jobs and become self-sustaining!"

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.

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

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

At the start of the United Nations #COP25 Climate Change Conference, more than 70 companies and union leaders—including leaders from Apple, Adidas, Adobe, Bank of America, Brown-Forman, Dow, Hilton, Microsoft, National Grid, PSEG, Verizon, and The Walt Disney Co.—issued a call for the United States to stay in the Paris Agreement.

This week we celebrated #GivingTuesday. Here are some of the ways that our corporate members participated in this year’s nationwide event dedicated to charitable giving:

  • Accenture shared insights from their #Tech4Good initiative focused on innovation that drives social good.
  • Bank of America released a video thanking employee volunteers for 2 million hours of service.
  • Campbell Soup Company reflected with a video on 150 years of giving that matters.
  • Kroger partnered with Forgotten Harvest in #GivingTuesday Week-Long Match
  • JetBlue allowed customers to donate TrueBlue points to the Make a Wish Foundation.
  • John Hancock used #GivingTuesday as an opportunity to help their marathon runners raise money.
  • MoneyGram used the event to help raise funds for partner Save the Children.
  • QVC & HSN offered a 100% match for people donating to a charity of their choice.
  • UPS used the event to recognize the employees and NGO partners that make its community support possible.

Nike Design celebrated three years of supporting With Love, a nonprofit organization that provides kids ages 0-6 in foster care with clothes, gear, and family-focused events. This year, teammates gathered to create 1000 custom pillowcases that are then filled with holiday gifts. The ice-dyeing technique they used ensures that every pillowcase as is as unique as the child receiving it.

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has launched a new initiative involving a coalition of charitable organizations and technology experts aimed at addressing environmental challenges. “We see immense potential for technology to accelerate and scale solutions to the most pressing environmental challenges,” said RBC Vice-President, Corporate Citizenship, Valerie Chort. “We are investing in technology-based programs and initiatives with our charitable partners to address these issues that are facing us globally.”

Members on the Move

Welcome to our newest members, Machias Savings Bank, Manpower Group, and Wescom Credit Union! These companies joined the thousands of CSR professionals we serve at more than 500 companies from around the globe each year.

Avalon Bay, Blackbaud, MassMutual, Vanguard, and Xilinx 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.