Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Employees express pride over corporate response to COVID-19


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

Roma A. McCraig, vice president, corporate responsibility and sustainability at Campbell Soup Companyproudly shared her company's response to COVID-19, which includes donating $1 million in cash and food to food banks and dedicating production runs in plants to assist local food banks until the pandemic subsides. "There’s a reason 'Do the right thing' is one of our Campbell values," said McCraig. "I’m extremely proud to be a part of this organization."

Melanie LeGrande, vice president of social responsibility for Major League Baseball, announced the MLB’s plan for COVID-19 response in two phases: First, MLB and MLBPA will donate $1 million to emergency food services, split evenly among Feeding America and Meals on Wheels America, to help fight hunger as a result of school closures and quarantines. Then, MLB’s 30 teams pledged $1 million to support ballpark employees, with the delay of Opening Day for a minimum of two weeks. "The need is great," said LeGrande. "Proud to see the baseball family come together like this."

Alina Stone, global marketing specialist at ULproudly shared the news that her company is making courseware on pandemic awareness available at no cost, in order to help workers protect themselves, their colleagues, and their communities. "In this time of uncertainty, I'm proud to work at a company like UL!" said Stone.


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.

Axxess is looking for a Corporate Citizenship Coordinator in Dallas, TX to assist in the company’s efforts to be a model of a socially responsible member of its community.

Blackbaud has an openings for a Sales Executive, Corporate Social Responsibility in Washington, DC andPlano, TX.

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

Deloitte is seeking a Global Internal Sustainability Manager in New York City, NY to drive sustainability strategy and solutions with Deloitte colleagues around the world.

Estée Lauder Companies is seeking an Executive Director, Sustainability in New York, and a Technical Business Analyst, Global Sustainability and Citizenship in Long Island City, NY.

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.

Lockheed Martin is hiring a Manager, Social Impact Programs in Bethesda, MD, to develop stakeholder engagements and partnerships.

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

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 Corporate Social Responsibility Lead in New York to assist with the implementation and management of Verizon’s education initiatives that engage and positively impact underserved and underrepresented youth across the U.S.

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. is seeking a Director, Corporate Responsibility in Burbank, CA to support WarnerMedia Entertainment’s CSR brand and platform, including corporate contributions, social outreach initiatives, film festivals, cause marketing, and employee engagement initiatives.


Member Companies in the News

Lowe’s is carrying out community outreach events to help support its neighbors in the wake of the tornado that struck Nashville and central Tennessee earlier this month. Lowe’s buckets full of supplies as well as meals have been given out to those in need, and three damaged stores have remained open so customers can access the supplies they need to begin cleanup efforts. Learn more about the bucket relief program at Lowe’s.

Philip Morris International (PMI) has become the first multinational company to achieve global Equal-Salary certification. The global certification, which verifies that PMI pays its female and male employees equally for the same job or work of equal value, reflects the company’s commitment to inclusion and diversity in the workplace. "The global certification demonstrates the great amount of work our colleagues across the world have accomplished in confirming equal pay for equal work at PMI," said CEO André Calantzopoulos.

COVID-19 RESPONSE: We are covering how member companies are responding to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic in our blog at Corporate Citizenship Responses to COVID-19. Check this page often for daily updates—and let us know if you would like us to share your company’s response at ccc@bc.eduHere are a few examples of member companies taking action on COVID-19 this week:

Bank of America is committing $100 million to support local communities in need as the world faces unprecedented challenges from the coronavirus. The funds will help increase medical response capacity, address food insecurity, increase access to learning as a result of school closures, and provide support to the world’s most vulnerable populations. “We must all work together as one global community – public and private sectors, as well as individuals – to address this healthcare and humanitarian crisis,” said Brian Moynihan, chairman and CEO of Bank of America. “As the needs in our local communities continue to rapidly escalate, we must take swift action to provide resources where there are gaps, and help local communities protect their most vulnerable populations.”

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is waiving copayments, co-insurance, and deductibles for telehealth visits for coronavirus-related testing, evaluation, and diagnosis for eligible members. “For patients with less serious concerns, such as a sore throat, a rash, or a minor injury, telehealth is a great option because you can limit your exposure to viruses like influenza or coronavirus,” said Dr. Ashley Yeats, vice president of medical operations at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and a former emergency department physician. “Your provider can tell you whether telehealth is a good option for you given your present concern. As always, if you are severely ill, you should call 911 or go to the ER.”

John Hancock, Liberty Mutual, MassMutual, and Vertex Foundation are among the companies that have contributed to the Boston Resiliency Fund, which is designed to provide food to Boston's children and older adults, technology to Boston Public Schools students for remote learning, and support to first responders and health care workers so they can effectively do their jobs.

The UPS Foundation announced it has expanded its response to the novel Coronavirus, including new grant allocations, surpassing $6 million to United Nations agencies, humanitarian relief partners and community-based non-profit and international non-government organizations. “The UPS Foundation and UPS have extensive experience in helping communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from sudden onset and prolonged crises. That expertise enables us to provide critical support to our partners during this unprecedented time of need,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation and UPS chief diversity and inclusion officer.


Members on the Move

Nicole Pizzi and Yvonne Tang of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Lacey Willard of CBRErelayed their insights for our latest webinar, “Corporate Wellness: Promoting health in your company and community.” Watch it here.