Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Members recognized for corporate citizenship excellence


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:

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Jeff Bellows, vice president of corporate citizenship and public affairs at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, expressed his organization’s continued commitment to community partner operations as it reallocates more than $1.75 million to expedite unrestricted cash for nonprofits. "We're committed to doing everything we can to help our nonprofit partners during these trying times," said Bellows. "That includes honoring our sponsorships for events that may have been cancelled, enabling our community partners to use funds to address their greatest needs, and reallocating dollars we had earmarked for strategic initiatives to provide relief grants to organizations that are helping people stay healthy during this public health emergency."

Melissa MacDonnell, president of the Liberty Mutual Foundation, discussed her work addressing the epidemic of youth homelessness in a recent interview for Authority Magazine. "Recently, to help reduce and end youth and young adult homelessness, Liberty Foundation made 44 youth homelessness grants totaling $6.6million,” said MacDonnell. “These grants will support nearly 15,000 young people across the country. In partnership with all those on the frontlines of this work, we are moving toward a world in which youth homelessness is non-existent; but in the meantime, when a young person does end up on the streets, we want it to be rare, brief, and episodic.”

Andrea Bertelsvice president, global responsibility and sustainability at Nielsen, was featured as the member of the month by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. “I’ve always been interested in how business, nonprofit organizations, and government can collaborate to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges,” said Bertels in her interview. “Though my current role is my first official corporate social responsibility job, it’s perfect for me, since I can also bring my economics background and love of spreadsheets to connect data to social causes.”

Job Postings

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.

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. 

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.

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

Dutch Bros Coffee and its customers raised more than $1.3 million during its 13th annual Drink One for Dane day. This is the second year in a row Dutch Bros has broken the 1 million dollar mark in a single day of fundraising. The nation’s largest privately owned drive-thru coffee company donated proceeds from each drink sold at all of its locations on Friday, May 10, to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), the leading nonprofit in ALS research and services.

USAA is funding a project that will use a virtual network to bring faster internet into the homes of students without access in Texas. USAA is donating $750,000 for SAISD, Bibliotech, and others to bridge the digital divide through access and devices. “Not only will this investment help support those students in need, those families in need from COVID, it's going to provide an infrastructure so that there’s enduring support for those families,” said Harriet Dominique, senior vice president, corporate responsibility and community affairs at USAA.


Members on the Move

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 Amanda Bauman of Campbell Soup Company, and Janna Meneghello of TELUS.

A lively discussion about Interest and Engagement Survey for Employees in our Online Member Community, kicked off by T.D. Williamson, has benefited from responses from Cox Enterprises, First West Credit Union, andJM Family Enterprises. Members can join in on the discussion: Join the Online Member Community.