Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Speak Up for Inclusion and New CSR Jobs, Initiatives, and Reports


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

Brian Garish, president of Banfield Pet Hospital, celebrated the release of Banfield's 2019 CSR Report. "Not only is our purpose work a source of engagement for associates, but it’s also making #abetterworldforpets in each and every city Banfield has a hospital—and this incredible impact is felt across our organization every single day," Garish said.

Michelle S. Ng, corporate responsibility leader, Americas financial services at EY, presented her company's new Ripples initiative at the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation's annual Philanthropic Showcase. The goal of EY Ripples is to positively impact 1 billion lives by 2030 with focus on the UN SDGs, with a focus on the next generation workforce, entrepreneurial impact, and environmental sustainability. "Thank you for the opportunity to present," said Ng. "It was inspiring to learn from different companies on their commitment to support our community."

David Wright FREng, director, electricity transmission and chief electricity engineer at National Grid, shared his thoughts on why diversity must underpin the net zero energy workforce. "While things are improving and around a quarter of our workforce is female, 37.5% of the graduates who join us are women, and 35% of our senior roles are held by women, we know that we need to keep promoting diversity throughout our business," says Wright. "Not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because we need more people to join us to help overcome the challenge posed by climate change to our business, our sector, our country and our world."

Kathy Luria, senior vice president, director of philanthropy and community affairs at Webster Bank, was named the 2019 winner of the American Bankers Association Foundation's George Bailey Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of her efforts to enhance the bank's commitment to supporting the people and communities it serves. "We are honored to receive this prestigious award on behalf of our 3,400 bankers and congratulate Kathy on this well-deserved recognition," said John R. Ciulla, president and CEO of Webster Bank.

Job Postings

Altria is seeking a Senior Specialist of Corporate Citizenship to focus on environmental sustainability and responsibility communications and reporting in its Richmond, VA office.

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 an opening for a Sales Executive, Corporate Social Responsibility in 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.

Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship is seeking to fill four positions in Chestnut Hill, MA:

Disney is seeking a Manager, Strategic Philanthropy, Enterprise Social Responsibility in Burbank, CA, to focus on developing and executing philanthropic strategies.

Edelman is hiring an Account Supervisor, CSR Manager, Global Engagement Corporate Citizenship in Chicago, which will be responsible for a variety of internal CSR initiatives, ranging from volunteerism and grant programs to green office policies and external reporting, in its offices across the world.

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.

Gallagher is looking for a Director, Global Social Impact in Rolling Hills, IL, to lead the development and execution Gallagher’s first Global Social Impact Program.

Major League Baseball is hiring a Coordinator, Community Affairs in New York to support the MLB’s mission to strengthen and enhance communities in which it operates.

PSEG is seeking a Director of Corporate Social Responsibility in Newark, NJ, to develop the strategy for PSEG’s corporate social responsibility and philanthropy.

Samsung Electronic America is seeking a Senior Manager of Corporate Citizenship to lead signature CSR programming in its Ridgefield Park, NJ office.

Target is hiring a Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility in Minneapolis to help shape environmental and social strategies to drive impact for guests, team members, communities, and planet.

TJX is hiring a Community Relations Program Manager in Marlborough, MA, to lead the development and management of a comprehensive community relations volunteerism program and communication plan.

Verizon is hiring a Chief of Staff - Corporate Social Responsibility in Basking Ridge, NJ, to advance Verizon’s social responsibility aspirations, and a Sustainability Accountant in Lake Mary, FL to support a growing team focused on the company’s global environmental and social impact data.

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

Advance Financial employees showed their dedication to their local Tennessee community this month by volunteering at The Cookeville Rescue Mission Soup Kitchen. The company gave a special shout-out to employees assisting the organization in serving underserved and homeless populations in Cookeville: “It was an incredible event benefiting an incredible organization dedicated to helping the homeless and needy in their community.”

Liberty Mutual Insurance announced a $5 million philanthropic grant to help organizations in Boston address the issue of youth homelessness. “Supporting the efforts of these organizations will ensure more young people are provided the tools and resources they need to successfully build their futures despite the challenges they’ve faced in their pasts. We’re extremely proud to be a partner in this work,” said Liberty Mutual Insurance Chairman and CEO David Long.

A new video from RBC encourages employees to speak up on bias. “That Little Voice,” a video for the bank’s Speak Up For Inclusion campaign, follows a group of people through a typical day at the office, offering an instructional look at diversity. Gopal Bansal, senior director of diversity and inclusion at RBC, says the campaign shows how “everyone has a role to play and a responsibility in creating a truly inclusive culture.” Read more in Adweek.

Members on the Move

Welcome to our newest members, Sallie Mae and Zendesk, which join the thousands of CSR professionals we serve at more than 500 companies from around the globe each year.

Nasdaq, Santander US, and Travelers 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.

Loomis, Sayles & Company, and Service Corporation International are the latest member 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.