Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Firms Set Bold Environmental Goals


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:

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Wale Majekodunmi senior director, Total Rewards at Banfield Pet Hospital, shared how his company has launched free suicide prevention training for veterinary professionals. "Incredibly proud of the work Banfield is doing to impact the Veterinary Industry," said Majekodunmi. "So many pet owners are unaware of the difficulties faced by Veterinary Professionals. Hopefully this will not only raise awareness but also provide much needed support."

Julie Elberfeld, senior vice president of shared technology at Capital One, was recognized by the Washington, D.C. tech community as’s Culture Builder of the Year. Elberfeld launched the company’s internal Women in Tech program in 2015 and is a leading voice for diversity initiatives across the company. Fellow member Booz Allen Hamilton was also recognized by for its Northwest D.C. Innovation Center to support entrepreneurship initiatives.

Anne Gross, director, Corporate Citizenship at KPMG US, shared the World Economic Forum's data on gender parity to draw attention to an important corporate citizenship issue. She added, “It's 2020, but there is still much to do to achieve gender parity, which will help our economy, locally, and globally.”

Hedieh Fakhriyazdi was promoted to Director, Social Responsibility and Weil Foundation at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Please join us in congratulating her!

Job Postings

Apple is hiring a Supplier Responsibility Program Manager in Cupertino, CA with experience in social responsibility auditing, monitoring, and capability building.

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.

CommScope is hiring a Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Specialist in Richardson, TX to provide CR&S program support, including global strategy, goals, initiatives, and management system.

Edelman is looking for an Account Supervisor - 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.

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.

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

JetBlue announced that it plans to become carbon neutral on all U.S. flights by July 2020, making it the first major U.S. airline to take this critical and measurable step toward reducing its contribution to global warming. “Air travel connects people and cultures, and supports a global economy, yet we must act to limit this critical industry’s contributions to climate change,” said Robin Hayes, chief executive officer, JetBlue. “By offsetting all of our domestic flying, we’re preparing our business for the lower-carbon economy that aviation – and all sectors – must plan for.”

MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren commented in Fortune on the companies in Las Vegas that are stepping up to embrace social and environmental sustainability goals. "The rationale is clear: Large, successful companies have a significant impact on the lives of their employees, communities, and the world—and they have a duty to do right by each," says Murren. "That’s especially true in Las Vegas, where the Strip’s biggest operators—MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, Wynn Resorts, Las Vegas Sands—are the driving force for the economy and some of the largest employers in Nevada."

Verizon has provided the first school in the country with 5G technology. Access to free connectivity and devices is part of Verizon’s mission to provide advanced technology to 100 Verizon Innovative Learning schools by 2021. "5G will impact education by providing these immersive experiences that can truly engage students and bring things that are intangible to life," said Justina Nixon-Saintil, director of corporate social responsibility at Verizon.

Members on the Move

Welcome to our newest members, BD, Black Hills Energy, The Coca-Cola Company, and Wayfair! These companies joined the thousands of CSR professionals we serve at more than 500 companies from around the globe each year.

Apple, Applied Materials, Charles Schwab, Cheniere Energy, Merck, National Instruments, and Texas Mutual Insurance are among 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.

Westlake Chemical is the latest company to register for our Accelerated Certificate Summit on April 27 - May 1, 2020 in Boston. Join Westlake Chemical and earn your Certificate of Corporate Citizenship Practice in HALF the time at HALF the costLearn More.