Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Corporate citizenship professionals support each other


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!

CRISIS RESPONSE: On our blog, we are providing daily coverage on how member companies are responding to the George Floyd protests at Business Support for Protests of Racial Inequality, and the COVID-19 pandemic 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

Paula Bommarito, associate vice president, enterprise brand and community strategy at CopperPoint Insurance Companiesshared the news that her company, employees, and board donated more than $443,000 to support community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The heart of CopperPoint is serving the communities where we live and work,” said Bommarito. “Proud to be part of it!”

Melanie LeGrande, vice president of social responsibility for Major League Baseballspoke with digital education platform EVERFI about the EduCup Challenge, one of many ways that the sports community has come together to support communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. "What's been so exciting to see is leagues and brands coming together. There is a great sense of community that leagues have supported," LeGrande stated in her interview. "It’s wonderful to have the ability to promote important messages together — whether it’s a celebratory message that honors people who are on the front lines or it’s a message that promotes educational outcomes for kids doing remote learning."

Maria Genova, responsibility and sustainability analyst at Nielsenproudly shared her new Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Practice on LinkedIn, and was sure to thank her “amazing” managers, Andrea Bertels and Julia Wilson, who helped her along the way. “I am extremely lucky to be part of a team where my voice is heard and my talent developed,” said Genova. “Thanks to Julia and Andrea, I completed a certification at Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship and feel confident about my professional knowledge and experience.”

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.

Charles River Laboratories is seeking an Associate Director, Health and Safety in Montreal, QC, who will be responsible for managing and directing Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability (EHS&S) programs for the region.

Fannie Mae is looking for a Senior Vice President of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) & Missionin Washington, DC to set the company’s ESG and mission agenda in concert with critical enterprise stakeholders.

General Mills is looking for a Health, Safety, and Environmental Manager at its Belvidere, ILAlbuquerque, NM, and Buffalo, NY locations to act as a coach and advisor to the respective sites, and to implement standards and procedures that protect human safety and the environment.

Guidehouse is hiring an Inclusion & Diversity Program Associate in McLean, VA, support program and management activities of the firm’s Inclusion & Diversity strategy. 

Honeywell is seeking a Health, Safety, and Environmental Coordinator in Smithfield, RI, who will provide a key role in the HSE function, and support key processes and help track performance metrics.

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.

Member Companies in the News

CBRE released its 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report, with special focus on COVID-19. CBRE's COVID-19 Relief Fund is supporting recovery efforts around the world with $15.3 million raised from employees and the company's contributions. "Our people have stepped up to help clients navigate COVID-19's challenges and also answered the call within their communities,” said Bob Sulentic, president and chief executive officer of CBRE. “In addition, we organized the largest fundraising campaign in CBRE's history, recognizing that our corporate response, like the challenge facing the world, needed to be unprecedented.”

Subaru of America, Inc., along with the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), announced that it has been awarded the 2020 Silver Halo Award in the “Best Sustainability Initiative” category for Engage the Good. Through extensive research over the course of five years, the automaker and the NPCA tested best landfill practices, piloting programs in three major national parks. Since the launch of the initiative, these parks have made significant strides by nearly doubling recycling and composting capabilities.

UPS is marking World Environment Day (June 5) by matching the carbon offsets of all packages shipped by its carbon neutral program for the entire month of June. "There is truly no better way to honor World Environment Day then to facilitate actions that will help the planet," said Suzanne Lindsay-Walker, chief sustainability officer (CSO) and vice president of environmental affairs at UPS.


Members on the Move

In this week’s webinar recapping the forthcoming Profile of the Professionals study, representatives from report sponsor FedEx joined the conversation to discuss how a culture of mentoring helps career development. The discussion benefited from insights from Senior Communications Specialist Perrin Crews, Senior Communications Specialist Amanda Henneghan, Communications Advisor Shane O'Connor, Director, Corporate Communications Adrian Pomi, and Vice President Corporate Communications Jenny Robertson

An important discussion on Supporting employees: George Floyd in our Online Member Community, kicked off by Catalent, has benefited from responses from AAA, AIG, and General Motors. Members can join in on the discussion: Join the Online Member Community.