Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Cutting Carbon Emissions, Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, and More

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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

Adam Shalapin, global sustainability manager at Ball Corporation, was featured by Duke Energy for his efforts to help his company cut its carbon emissions with wind power. “When you look at the reports coming from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change about the rate at which we’re warming and how much time we have to turn this ship around – it’s not much,” Shalapin said. “This is an opportunity to address the carbon footprint associated with our products and make an impact in the world quickly.”

Geoffrey Castro, program manager of Community Relations at CenterPoint Energy, was featured in the Houston Business Journal for his company's community investment initiatives. "Through strategic community investment, a company can enhance its brand, improve performance, support its license to operate, and increase employee engagement," said Castro. "Simply put, there’s more at stake for corporations than philanthropic dollars and the number of volunteer hours reported out each year."

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 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.

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

CBRE is looking to hire a Corporate Responsibly Program Manager to manage CBRE Cares, the company’s volunteering and giving program out of its Denver, CO office.

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

Edelman is looking for an Executive Vice President of Reputation in New York.

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.

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

Verizon is hiring 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

AstraZeneca has announced its ambition to have zero carbon emissions from its global operations by 2025 and to ensure its entire value chain is carbon negative by 2030, bringing forward its plans by more than a decade. "The commitments AstraZeneca has made as part of our ‘Ambition Zero Carbon’ strategy will enable us to speed up the reduction of our company’s impact on climate and inspire collaboration at a global level to effect policy change,” said AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot.

UPS announced it has entered into multi-year renewable natural gas (RNG) agreements with Kinetrex Energy and TruStar Energy. Together, these two contracts will supply UPS with up to 80 million gallon equivalents of RNG over the terms of the agreements. “The use of RNG is a very important part of UPS’s strategy to increase alternative fuel consumption to be 40% of total ground fuel purchases by 2025,” said Mike Whitlatch, vice president of global energy and procurement at UPS. “Using RNG is what will ultimately help UPS meet its 2025 sustainability goals.”

The Wells Fargo Foundation announced that it is providing $17.4 million to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) across the U.S. to accelerate the growth of diverse small businesses and job creation in local communities. “Empowering small businesses is a direct and impactful way to stimulate job growth,” said Brandee McHale, president of the Wells Fargo Foundation. “By working with CDFIs, we can reach into neighborhoods to find those entrepreneurs who want to build a legacy for their families and the wider community.”

The Human Rights Campaign released its annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI)[ME1] , the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer employees. Nearly 700 major businesses earned a top score of 100 and the distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality,” including many of our member companies:





Air Products

Akamai Technologies

Ally Financial



American Electric Power


Applied Materials



Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.



Baker & McKenzie

Bank of the West

Baxter International


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

Blue Shield of California

Booz Allen Hamilton

Brown-Forman Corporation

Capital One Financial



Charles Schwab & Co.


Citizens Financial Group

Citrix Systems




Cox Enterprises


Depository Trust and Clearing

Designer Brands


Duke Energy

Electronic Arts




Fifth Third Bank

Franklin Templeton

General Mills



Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Health Care Service Co.


Hogan Lovells

Holland & Knight


Huntington Bancshares


Iron Mountain

Janus Henderson Investors

John Hancock Financial Services




Lam Research Corporation

Legg Mason

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Lincoln Financial Group

Lockheed Martin

Marsh & McLennan Companies


Merck & Co.


MGM Resorts International


Morgan Stanley

Motorola Solutions

MUFG Union Bank


National Grid

Nationwide Mutual Insurance

Nestlé Purina PetCare


Northrop Grumman

Office Depot

Palo Alto Networks

Rackspace Hosting


Robert Half

Rockwell Automation

Royal Caribbean Cruises


S&P Global

Samsung Electronics North America


Sempra Energy

Seyfarth Shaw

Southwest Airlines

State Street

Subaru of America

T. Rowe Price


Takeda Pharmaceutical Company


TD Ameritrade

TD Bank

Texas Instruments

The Coca-Cola Company

The Estée Lauder Companies

The Kroger Company

The Nielsen Company

The Travelers Companies

The Walt Disney Company



TripAdvisor LLC

Tufts Health Plan

U.S. Bank

United Technologies





Verizon Communications

Vertex Pharmaceuticals



WarnerMedia Group

Weil, Gotshal & Manages

Wells Fargo

Western Digital

White & Case

Winston & Strawn

Xcel Energy

Members on the Move

Voting for the 2020 Film Festival is now open! Center members such as Adobe, Amica Insurance, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, GE Johnson, and KPMG are encouraging their networks to check out their submissions.

Welcome to our newest members, Elkay Manufacturing, Koppers, and Lehigh County Authority, which join the thousands of CSR professionals we serve at more than 500 companies from around the globe each year.

DPR Construction, Fannie Mae, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, MassMutual, and Wells Fargo 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.

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