Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: The Value of CSR Networks, Disaster Relief, and More


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!

COVID-19 RESPONSE: We are providing daily coverage on how member companies are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in our blog at Corporate Citizenship Responses to COVID-19. Check often for updates—and let us know if you would like us to share your company’s response at

Here is how our members have been working to build better business and a better world:

Spotlight on You

Beth Spurgeon, division manager of corporate responsibility, Americas, at ArcelorMittal, was grateful for the generous CSR network on LinkedIn. "Your posts during coronavirus remind me of how lucky I am to be connected to so many amazing CSR, sustainability, nonprofit, and social impact professionals making an impact during this unprecedented time," Spurgeon said. "Keep up the amazing work and please continue to share it!"

Maureen Young, director of community leadership at Coast Capital Savingsannounced her company's new community relief fund, which offers flexible grants to support nonprofits that have lost revenue due to COVID-19. "Proud to have played a role in creating this fund and excited to get these funds out to help nonprofits in the community," said Young.

Melanie LeGrande, vice president of social responsibility at MLB, was featured in Forbes discussing baseball players' collaborative efforts to provide more than 4 million meals for children. “Major League Baseball commends our partners in the Home Plate Project,” LeGrande said, “including the dozens of players, who are generously supporting the most vulnerable members of our society.”

Ingrid Sidiadinoto, global solutions senior director at UPS, shared her insights on the company's 2020 broad vision for a sustainable future on the UPS Longitudes blog. "Our employees, customers, suppliers, and community stakeholders touch all parts of the global economy and come from all walks of life," said Sidiadinoto. "It’s only right that our approach to sustainability should do the same."

Job Postings

Applied Materials is seeking a Director, ESG/Corporate Sustainability Programs and Reporting in Santa Clara, CA, to join the Corporate Legal Affairs team and Corporate Secretary’s office in a newly created role.

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.

Ball Corporation is hiring a Coordinator, Diversity & Inclusion in Broomfield, CO, to assist with the execution of all resource group activities in concert with D&I strategy.

Cell Signaling Technology is hiring a Sustainability Coordinator in Danvers, MA, to bring new and innovative sustainability ideas to the company and champion them to completion.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. is hiring an Executive Director, Citizenship and Sustainability Lead, MAC in New York City to manage cross-functional teams to deliver on brand and corporate sustainability efforts and the facilitation and implementation of sustainability goals.

Humana is hiring a Diversity and Inclusion Lead in Louisville, KY, to develop, implement, and evaluate diversity/equal employment opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action programs. 

ICF is looking for a Climate Change and Sustainability Researcher in Washington, DC, to support the company's climate, energy efficiency, and transportation lines of business.

John Hancock is looking for a Director, Diversity and Inclusion, US in Boston, MA, to operationalize the company's global D&I strategy for their US Division.

Kia Motors America is hiring a Manager, Diversity and Inclusion in Irvine, CA to drive development of guiding diversity and corporate social responsibility (CSR) principles.

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

Samsung North America is hiring a Senior Manager Corporate Citizenship in Ridgefield Park, NJ, to lead signature corporate citizenship programming.

Takeda is looking for a Head of Diversity and Inclusion in Boston to be responsible for guiding and enabling the company’s diversity, inclusion, and equity journey.

USAA is looking for a Lead Social Responsibility Data Analyst in San Antonio, TX, to track progress across corporate citizenship goals, engagement on social impact goals, and metrics with nonprofit alliances, and produce USAA’s formal and informal reporting initiatives.

Member Companies in the News

General Mills released its 2020 Global Responsibility Report, which highlights bold goals to make consumers’ lives better, help heal the Earth through responsible farming practices, and solve big problems to have a positive impact on the world. "As General Mills moves ahead by leading to grow, we are transforming the company to be bolder, faster and stronger," said Chairman and CEO Jeffrey L. Harmening. "Our refreshed purpose—making food the world loves—and company culture matter more now than ever before."

General Motors and DTE Energy are working together to accelerate Michigan’s transition to renewable energywith a deal to source 500,000 megawatt hours of solar energy as part of DTE’s MIGreenPower program. “Projects like this can have a substantial impact on reducing emissions and we’re proud to lead the way in clean energy procurement in our home state,” said GM’s Chief Sustainability Officer Dane Parker.

The Wells Fargo Foundation announced a donation of $100,000 to the American Red Cross in support of tornado and flood relief efforts across the southern U.S. “The recent storm system that traveled across the region has created devastating damage, injuries, and loss of life during an already difficult time,” said Jimmie Paschall, interim president of the Wells Fargo Foundation. “The American Red Cross and its local chapters are collaborating with communities in the South, providing much-needed services that will help people cope and restore basic needs. We are grateful for their ability to mobilize quickly for those in need.”


Members on the Move

This week's forum on Financial Hardship Threshold and Employee Relief in our Online Member Community has benefited from responses from Clorox, Farmers, Lockheed Martin, Vanguard, and others. Members can join in on the discussion: Join the Online Member Community

The Online Member Community is going live! This week the Center’s Member Meetups continued with a second round of real-time discussions on employee relief funds, virtual volunteering, and crisis philanthropy. This week, the group benefited from the insights of Susan J. Wright of Lockheed MartinChristine Hoisington of Booz Allen HamiltonLaura Gallagher of AIGEmily Ciraolo of National Fuel Gas CompanySusan Byrom of First West Credit UnionEllen Rossi of EQT, and Caitlin Back of Umpqua Bank.

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