Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: New Year, New CSR Recognitions


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

Jeff Bellows, vice president of corporate citizenship and public affairs at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, celebrated the company's new partnership with Food for Free Committee, Inc., which improves access to healthy food by rescuing that would otherwise go to waste.

Allan Schoenberg, Nasdaq's vice president of global corporate communications, reflected on the company's impactful work over the past year, and cited its ESG Reporting Guide 2.0 as one of its best accomplishments.

Shari Briggs, university relations recruiter at Rockwell Automation, was recently recognized by the company's African American Professional Network as the inaugural Volunteer of the Year. "What an honor!" Briggs said. "I’m extremely humbled and inspired to keep going! #lifeatrok"

Verizon EVP & Chief Financial Officer Matt Ellis joined fellow CFOs in The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) to encourage other companies to set ambitious greenhouse gas reduction commitments. Director of Social Responsibility Amanda Gardiner applauded the forward-thinking move: "It’s been an exciting year at Verizon. Lots of progress and lots to look forward to in 2020!"

New York-based City & State magazine featured New York’s socially responsible leaders with The Responsible 100 Awards. The following members were recognized as honorees who have set new standards of excellence, dedication, and leadership in improving their communities and making transformative change:

Job Postings

Bank of the West is looking for a Head of Corporate Social Responsibility in San Francisco, who will be responsible for developing, directing, monitoring, and implementing community affairs programs.

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

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota is hiring a Foundation Coordinator in Minneapolis to coordinate activities across its operations, communications, and grants programs.

Blue Shield of California is seeking a Director, Social Impact and Corporate Citizenship Coordinator to join their team in Oakland, CA.

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.

Target is seeking a Senior Strategist, Corporate Responsibility in Minneapolis to lead through strategic project management and consultative problem solving in CR initiatives.

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 Chief of Staff - Corporate Social Responsibility and 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

Comerica Bank teamed up with the Detroit Lions to donate $18,000 to support students throughout metro Detroit. "We congratulate Winning Futures and their team of committed volunteers for their success in providing transformative experiences for our young people. The Winning Futures program connects students to mentors and other valuable resources that will help them be better prepared for the future," said Michael Cheatham, Comerica Bank’s vice president and Michigan external affairs market manager.

Hilton recognizes the power of decreasing, donating, and diverting food waste. The company reported, "Nearly 10% of greenhouse gas emissions come from food waste, so our properties, including the Hilton Dalaman Sarıgerme Resort & Spa, Double Tree By Hilton Alice Springs and Grand Wailea, are diverting food scraps from landfill by composting."

Dave McKay, president & CEO at RBC, reflected on the thinking behind his annual letter, published as part of his company's recent annual report. "This year, I wanted to go one step further to outline where RBC stands on some of the most pressing issues of our time in the eyes of our employees, clients, shareholders, and the public at large," wrote McKay. "I focused on three: climate change, data privacy and the future of work. In my message, I argue that bold action from private and public sector leaders can help us tackle these challenges in our home country – Canada – and ultimately provide a framework for how other nations across the globe can follow."

Subaru of America, Inc. released its inaugural Corporate Impact Report, which details the company’s efforts to address its environmental impacts; to impact the communities where Subaru employees live, work and serve; and to make Subaru the best place to work. “This report is our first of many and will give us a place to measure our corporate responsibility progress year over year, as well as provide transparency to our stakeholders who can challenge us to grow,” said Thomas J. Doll, president and CEO of Subaru of America, Inc.


Members on the Move

Welcome to our newest members, Philip Morris International and Southwest Airlines! These companies joined the thousands of CSR professionals we serve at more than 500 companies from around the globe each year.

CBRE, Devon Energy, Franklin Templeton, Gallagher, Paylocity, State Street, Vanguard Group, and Wells Fargo 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.

Devon Energy, DTE Energy, LG&E & KU, Southwest Airlines, and Symetra 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.