Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: A banner week for inclusion and diversity

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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

Carol Lovin, executive vice president, chief integration officer, and system chief of staff at Atrium Health, was awarded with the Charlotte Business Journal's Lifetime Achievement Award for Women in Business. The awards dinner honored accomplished women across the region.

David Hackett, partner at Baker & McKenzie, has been appointed chair of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) North American Board. He also serves as counsel to the UN Global Compact U.S. Network Board and the Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) in North America.

Monica Martinez, senior vice president of national community affairs for Comerica Bank, was featured in Crain's Detroit Business for her efforts to keep her Mexican-American culture alive at her company. "The Hispanic population under 18 is the largest majority minority, and the buying power is very strong," Martinez said. "Any corporation that looks at the future has to plan for their customer base."

Tony Gladney, vice president of community engagement at MGM Resorts International, was recognized by the company in honor of Black History Month. "My mom always instilled in me that I could be a leader and I didn’t necessarily see it at the time, but it became a lifelong expectation," said Gladney. "I played football at UNLV and in the NFL, and that prepared me to live my truth where coaches and co-workers empowered me to bring teammates from diverse backgrounds together.”

Cesar Cernuda, president, Microsoft Latin America and corporate vice president at Microsoft Corporation, was recently inducted into the 2020 Red Shoe Movement Hall of Fame in recognition of his work on gender equality. "I am convinced our experiences, backgrounds, religions, gender, and culture connect us all," he wrote in response to the honor. "Our differences help us create products that bring productivity to our workplace, innovate, and, the most important of all, allow us to grow as humans and professionals in every aspect of our lives."


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.

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:

Edelman is hiring an Account Supervisor, CSR Manager, Global Engagement Corporate Citizenship in Chicago, who 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, 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.

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

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, and a Corporate Social Responsibility Lead in New York.

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

Berkshire Bank is turning to co-working as a way to build community relationships. The bank recently introduced Reevx Labs, a free co-working space focused on communities that have been underserved by banks. "Banks play roles in the economy and helping entrepreneurs start businesses is part of the economy, right? So isn't it great to have a room full of businesses that have business accounts?" said Malia Lazu, chief experience & culture officer for Berkshire Bank. "It just it makes a lot of sense." Read more in WBUR.

Clif Bar Europe celebrated another year of partnering with National Parks UK to promote conservation efforts across Europe. According to Alison Barnes, chief executive of Southern England's New Forest National Park, “With the help of volunteers and contractors, we’ve restored and enhanced woodland at a total of 22 sites since 2016, and we’re already seeing wildlife thriving there. And thanks to Clif Bar’s support, we’ve been able to really add value.”

Port of Seattle celebrated its bi-annual citizenship drive by recognizing Gabriela, one of the 26 applicants its team worked with to make citizenship a reality. The drive is the result of a partnership between the Port of Seattle’s office of equity, diversity, and inclusion; external relations; and OneAmerica.

Wells Fargo announced that it will boost the minimum wage it pays employees in most U.S. locations. The change will increase pay for more than 20,000 workers to between $15 and $20 per hour, depending on location. “Companies have an obligation to help communities and employees reach their potential. An important part of this is ensuring we are doing our part to pay employees at a rate which recognizes the difference in cost of living across the country,” said CEO Charlie Scharf. “Our employees are our most valuable resource, and these pay increases are just one way we are investing in our people and ensuring that Wells Fargo continues to be a great place to work.” Read more in Bloomberg.

Ethisphere released its 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies Honoree List, which recognized 132 companies for setting the global standards of business integrity and corporate citizenship. The Center’s members featured prominently among the honorees:



Baptist Health

Blue Shield of California

Booz Allen Hamilton

Capital Power





General Motors






Microsoft Corporation

National Grid

Old National Bank

ON Semiconductor

Rockwell Automation


The Hartford

Timken Steel


Western Digital

Xcel Energy

The National Association of Female Executives have named the Top 70 Companies for Executive Women 2020. Many of our members were recognized for demonstrating effectiveness in moving women to senior ranks, including mentoring, sponsorship, involvement in employee resource groups, and leadership-development training:


Bank of America




Estee Lauder


General Mills

General Motors



Merck & Co




Texas Instruments

United Technologies




Members on the Move

Welcome to our newest members, NORDAM and UniSource Energy Corporation, which join the thousands of CSR professionals we serve at more than 500 companies from around the globe each year.

State Street, Toyota Motor North America, and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. 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.

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Husky 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.