Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: UNGC companies urge net-zero economic recovery


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

Jamie Grasso, director, corporate social responsibility at Paylocity, took a moment on LinkedIn to raise the issue of mental health as one that takes priority at her company. “At Paylocity, Mental Health Awareness is one of the core pillars of our CSR platform, because we recognize that mental health is a people issue,” said Grasso. “There should be no stigma attached to sharing your experience(s) and asking for help if you need it. This month PCTY announced our pledge to be a #StigmaFree company and help in leading the conversation around mental health in our communities.”

Job Postings

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is hiring a Corporate Social Responsibility Intern in Boston, MA, to provide CSR communications support and contribute to its CSR strategy development.

Apple Inc. is hiring an Environmental Program Manager and Environment, Health and Safety Lead in Cupertino, CA, to provide support at Apple Park, Apple's corporate headquarters.

Aramark is hiring a Sustainability Director in Lexington, KY, to implement standard operating sustainability procedures and practices in the areas of responsible sourcing, local and Kentucky Proud purchasing, efficient operations, and waste minimization.

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 Manager, Diversity & Inclusion Operations in Broomfield, CO to create and lead strategic initiatives that support Ball’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

CommScope is looking for a Product Sustainability Manager in Horsham, PA, to minimize the environmental impacts of its products while leveraging product sustainability concepts to deliver benefit for the company and its customers.

Guidehouse is hiring an Inclusion & Diversity Program Associate in McLean, VA, support program and management activities of the firm’s Inclusion & Diversity strategy. The company is also seeking an Associate Director Energy Sustainability & Infrastructure in Washington, DC, to coordinate research and development of new modeling platforms for analyzing and forecasting market behavior.

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. 

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

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

Raytheon Technologies is looking for an Environmental and Sustainability Manager in Andover, MA, to be responsible for multi-media environmental compliance and reporting, permitting, and sustainability.

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.

Target is looking for a Senior Manager Sustainability Impact Profit & Loss in Minneapolis, MN, to create routines, policies, and tools that will quantify the social and environmental impact of product decisions and product creation.

Member Companies in the News

In collaboration with the UN Global Compact (UNGC), more than 150 global corporations are urging world leaders to pursue a net-zero recovery from COVID-19. In the largest ever UN-backed CEO-led climate advocacy effort, major multinationals reaffirm their own science-based commitments to achieving zero carbon economy and call on governments to match their ambition. Our members Adobe, AstraZeneca, Novartis, and SANOFI were featured among the signatories.

Ball Corporation recently announced the Science Based Targets initiative's approval of its targets to reduce absolute carbon emissions within its own operations by 55% and within its value chain by 1% by 2030 against a 2017 baseline. This milestone affirms Ball's industry-leading efforts to help accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy and limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, supporting the goals of the Paris Agreement. Ball is the first in the can-making industry with an approved science based target.

Nasdaq has launched an ESG data service—Nasdaq ESG Footprint—to empower institutional and retail investors to better understand the sustainable impact of their global portfolios. Available in both dashboard and report form, the ESG Footprint is designed to help solve investor challenges related to impact investing.

Congratulations to the member companies who released CSR reports to mark their ESG performance for the year:

  • Fedex released its 2020 Global Citizenship Report focused on multiplying opportunities through innovation. The report highlights how FedEx implements its CSR strategy in the areas of the economy, people, and the environment. In his letter, Chairman and CEO Frederick W. Smith recognized FedEx for being “one of the only companies in the world with the networks and capabilities to keep commerce and aid moving.”
  • Nielsen released its 2020 Global Responsibility Report, which illustrates how the firm's ESG performance and strategy connect to its business, with a focus on 2018-2019. The report is organized by six main areas, and includes specific reports for the following standards: Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
  • Novartis recently released its Novartis in Society Report, which explores the company's strategy to build a leading, focused medicines company powered by advanced therapy platforms and data science. The report documents advancements in strategic priorities of ethical standards, access to healthcare, and global health.


Members on the Move

This week’s webinar on Transparency, Standards, and Corporate Reporting featured practical perspectives from Jennifer Leitsch of CBRE and Rick Pearl of State Street Corporation, offering early thinking on how to report COVID-19 commitments and performance. 

In the latest installment of Member Meetups, members discussed how to address communications challenges during the COVID-19 crisis. This week, the group benefited from the insights of Rachel Shields of CenterPoint Energy, Carmen Lorentz Argersinger of Delta Dental of Michigan, and Christina Thomas of Northrop GrummanMembers can still join our May 27 Meetup on the same topic.

A lively discussion about Grant Partnership Guidelines in our Online Member Community, kicked off by athenahealth, has benefited from responses from Cheniere EnergyComerica Bank, KPMG, Liberty Mutual,and Subaru of America. Members can join in on the discussion: Join the Online Member Community.