Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: New Job Postings, CDP A List, and Carbon Neutrality

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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

Mike Witt, disability employee network management sponsor and corporate director of plastics circular economy at Dow, shares his experience as an ally for people with disabilities. “Our disability inclusion strategy focuses on leadership engagement, inclusive company policies and the impact of the contributions made by people with disabilities across Dow to unlock the full value of our employees,” he said. “We recognize that disabilities can be visible or invisible, temporary or permanent, and our policies, practices, workplaces, and culture need to support all dimensions.

In an inspiring blog post, Michelle Meade, a field selling assistant at General Mills, shares how she volunteers her time with the organization her brother founded—Tiny Tim and Friends—testing the blood of mothers and children in Zambia who may be HIV positive. “It has been incredible to watch this grassroots effort my brother started in a tiny room at his clinic grow into having our own building with a small staff of dedicated, compassionate people who have become our family over the years,” says Meade. 

Join us in congratulating General Motors new Chief Sustainability Officer, Dane Parker! Parker joined GM in July 2015 as executive director of global facilities. Under his leadership, GM has reduced its manufacturing carbon intensity by 20 percent – three years ahead of its goal – and is an EPA-recognized leader in energy efficiency and renewable energy utilization, including achieving seven consecutive EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year awards.

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.

Edelman is looking for an Executive Vice President of Reputation in New York and an Account Supervisor, Business + Social Purpose in Portland.

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.

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

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

Bloomberg released its Gender Equality Index, a comprehensive investment-quality data source on gender equality. The following Center member companies help make up these 325 companies, which are headquartered in 42 countries and regions across 11 sectors: Accenture, Adobe, Alcoa, Alliance Data, American Electric Power, Ameriprise, AstraZeneca, BBVA, Bank of America, Berkshire Bank, Bright Horizons, Campbell Soup, Capital One Financial, CBRE, The Coca-Cola Company, DuPont, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., First Data Corporation, Franklin Templeton, General Motors Company, The Hartford, Horace Mann, Humana Inc., Janus Henderson, KeyCorp, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Merck & Co. Inc., MetLife Inc., Morgan Stanley, Natixis, The Nielsen Company, Novartis, Old National Bank, ON Semiconductor, Pitney Bowes Inc., Robert Half, Royal Bank Canada, S&P Global, Sempra Energy, Stantec Inc., State Street Corporation, Teck Resources, BNY Mellon, TD Bank, UNUM, Wells Fargo.

The 2019 CDP Climate A List celebrates the companies around the world leading corporate action towards a low-carbon future. We congratulate the following Center members for earning an "A" rating:

  • Accenture
  • Adobe
  • Apple
  • Astra Zeneca
  • Bank of America
  • Baxter International
  • BNY Mellon
  • General Mills
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Kia Motors
  • Las Vegas Sands
  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Stanley
  • National Grid
  • Philip Morris International
  • Toyota

Microsoft announced that it will be carbon negative by 2030, and by 2050 the company will remove from the environment all the carbon it has emitted either directly or by electrical consumption since it was founded in 1975. “While the world will need to reach net zero, those of us who can afford to move faster and go further should do so. That’s why today we are announcing an ambitious goal and a new plan to reduce and ultimately remove Microsoft’s carbon footprint,” said Microsoft President Brad Smith.

UPS is providing support to preeminent relief organizations bringing life-saving supplies and services to areas in Australia, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines impacted by wildfires, earthquakes, and the eruption of the Taal Volcano. “Our hearts go out to all the lives being impacted by these terrible disasters,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation and UPS chief diversity and inclusion officer. “The scale of devastation is stunning, and each situation is complex in its own way. We’re grateful to be able to engage our relief partner organizations working to bring relief to these areas, and we’re committed to continuing our efforts as recovery begins.”

Verizon reaffirmed its commitment to be carbon neutral by 2035 during the 50th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. The company plans to achieve this goal through a combination of reducing emissions and investing in renewable energy and carbon offsets.

Members on the Move

Welcome to our newest member, DocuSign, which joins the thousands of CSR professionals we serve at more than 500 companies from around the globe each year.

BBVA, DPR Construction, EY, FLEX LTD, Greater Toronto Airports Authority, and, Houston First Corporation 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 globallyLearn More.

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