Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Sustainability hires, commitments, reports, 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

Daniel Sonke, director of sustainable agriculture at Campbell, was featured on the podcast Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg, discussing about how he uses data to integrate sustainability into the company’s supply chain. Campbell’s Vice President, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Roma McCraig recommended, “Take a listen and channel your inner ag geek!”

Steve Varley was announced as EY’s first global sustainability leader. In this newly created global role, Varley will be responsible for creating and driving policies and programs to help EY become a world leader in sustainable business solutions, practices, and operations. “We simply cannot stand still when it comes to protecting the environment and creating growth opportunities that are truly sustainable,” said Varley. “I’m incredibly excited about leading this effort across EY to help drive progress towards a more sustainable future and build a better working world.”

Sylvester Andersen, associate vice president at Nasdaq, posted from the firm’s “packed-to-the-last-seat” ESG conference in Helsinki, Finland. Nasdaq Global Head of Sustainability Evan Harvey offered his praise: “Nasdaq Helsinki continues to lead on #ESG issues — often rated the world’s most sustainable market!”

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.

DuPont is looking for a Sustainability Strategy Leader in Wilmington, DE to work closely with businesses units to develop and drive the implementation of a companywide sustainability strategy.

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.

Farmers Insurance is looking for a Senior Specialist, Corporate Social Responsibility in Woodland Hills, CA to assist in philanthropic community relations and sustainability activities.

S&P Global is looking for a Head of Corporate Responsibility & Diversity to manage its team in New York and drive overall CR strategy.

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.

Verizon is hiring a Chief of Staff - Corporate Social Responsibility in Basking Ridge, NJ, to advance Verizon’s social responsibility aspirations.

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

Blackbaud released its 2019 Social Responsibility Report, sharing a commitment to “our purpose, our team, our governance, and our world.” Blackbaud President and CEO Mike Gianoni comments, “Corporate social responsibility has never been more important, and it will become more and more significant to standard business operations over time. It goes beyond checking boxes and earning accolades; it means thinking critically about our responsibilities as a technology provider, an employer, a public company, an environmental steward, and a member of the global community.”

General Mills is working to sustainably source 100% of the raw fluid milk that it purchases in the U.S. by the end of 2020. The company currently sustainably sources 91%, and plans to increase this number to meet its sustainability goals. “We know consumers are increasingly interested not only in where their food comes from but how it is grown and by whom,” said Kevin O’Donnell, director of global sustainability sourcing & operations at General Mills. “We share consumers’ desire for transparency about what goes into our products.”

National Grid was presented with two awards from the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) for emergency assistance and recovery for restoration efforts during hard-hitting storms in 2019. “Our customers rely on our ability to provide a remarkably fast emergency response,” said Chris Kelly, National Grid’s chief operating officer – electric. “As extreme weather becomes the norm, responding to these events safely and quickly will continue to be a priority both within our organization and across the industry.

Wells Fargo, in partnership with Enterprise Community Partners, has launched the new Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge, a nationwide search for the most innovative and scalable ideas to increase housing affordability solutions. On an application basis, the competition will award six grants of more than $2 million each, in addition to providing two years of technical assistance from Enterprise to help turn the grantees’ concepts into reality. “With the Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge, we are bringing forward our financial resources combined with our business expertise to inspire vitally needed scalable and effective housing affordability solutions,” said Eileen Fitzgerald, head of housing affordability philanthropy with the Wells Fargo Foundation.

Members on the Move

Welcome to our newest members, BD, Kiddie Academy, and Take-Two Interactive Software! These companies joined the thousands of CSR professionals we serve at more than 500 companies from around the globe each year.

Amica Insurance, The Coca-Cola Company, Fannie Mae, Fidelity Investments, Hogan Lovells, Lam Research Corporation, New Relic, and Pitney Bowes 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.