Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Companies observe Juneteenth as holiday


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:

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Laura Azevedo, manager of corporate responsibility at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, celebrated the Alexion Charitable Foundation's commitment of $1.1M in grants to the National Organization for Rare Disorders and Global Genes, two leading nonprofits dedicated to serving the rare disease community. “Exciting day for the Alexion Charitable Foundation!” exclaimed Azevedo on LinkedIn.

Applied Materials, Inc. announced that Chris Librie has joined the company as director of ESG, corporate sustainability and reporting. Chris most recently served as director of corporate social responsibility at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. where he led the company’s social investments and regional response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I am very excited to be joining Applied Materials as the company aims to use its leadership position in semiconductor and display technology to enable a more sustainable future in collaboration with suppliers and customers around the world,” said Librie.

Janet Stovall, executive communications manager at UPS, took a moment to share her powerful TED Talk, How to get serious about diversity and inclusion in the workplace. “Almost two years ago, I stepped onto the red dot on the TED stage and said, ‘I believe business can dismantle racism,’” said Stovall. “Recently, I was asked if I’d say the same thing today. Yes. Yes, I would.”


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.

Clorox is looking for a Director of ESG (Corporate Responsibility) Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement in Oakland, CA, to lead the development and continual enhancement of its corporate ESG strategy.

The Coca-Cola Company is looking for an ES (Environmental Sustainability) Governance Manager at its Tokyo, JP location to promote ES governance, manage environmental performance data, and develop and implement environment programs for the entire Coca-Cola operation.

Fannie Mae is looking for a Senior Vice President of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) & Mission in 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 in Buffalo, NY to act as an advisor and to implement standards and procedures that protect human safety and the environment.

Guidehouse is hiring an Inclusion & Diversity Program Associate in McLean, VA, to 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.

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.

Sempra Energy is seeking a Corporate Citizenship Analyst at its San Diego, CA location to manage the grants application and data verification process for Sempra Energy and the Sempra Energy Foundation.

Zachry Group is currently accepting applications for a Project Environmental Coordinator position in Sabine Pass, TX, a position that works under the direction of the Project Environmental Manager at the construction site and assists with all project site environmental compliance activities.


Member Companies in the News

In recognition of Juneteenth, the holiday celebrated on June 19 to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States, many companies are observing with paid time off for employees, learning activities and dialogue, and designated time for reflection, including our members Adobe, Allstate, Altria, Fifth Third Bank, General Motors, Microsoft, Nike, Target, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo.

New in CSR reports: MAPFRE Insurance's Fundación MAPFRE has published A Challenge, a Hope [PDF download], the company's record of activities to combat COVID-19, including the following commitments: investing 35 million euros in 2020 to combat the disease and to find a vaccine; acquiring and distributing medical supplies to 27 countries; and supporting economic programs for companies and the self-employed to secure employment.

Merck has announced that it is expanding its Safer Childbirth Cities Initiative beyond its current 10 U.S. cities to help improve maternal health outcomes, and is inviting organizations to apply for funding as part of a second cohort. "The U.S. is the only high-income country where maternal mortality is on the rise. Racial disparities are stark and persistent," says Merck’s website. "The Safer Childbirth Cities Initiative aims to support community-based organizations in U.S. cities with a high burden of maternal mortality and morbidity to implement evidence-based interventions and innovative approaches to reverse the country’s maternal health trends."

Verizon announced that it has joined the Climate Pledge, a commitment co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement ten years early. As a signatory, Verizon has committed to be net zero carbon across its businesses by 2040. The company has issued at $1 billion green bond to invest in accelerating the company's sustainability efforts, including powering operations with 50% renewable energy by 2025.


Members on the Move

Hear from your peers on the topic of corporate citizenship career advancement at one of our upcoming Member Meetups! Our featured facilitators will be on-hand to answer your questions about career development in our field:

  • Brien Faucett, Manager, CSR Corporate Giving, Cox Enterprise
  • Chimeka Foster, Community Engagement Specialist, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
  • Paul Hollie, Lead-Premera Social Impact, Premera Blue Cross
  • Shelley Marquez, SVP, Community Development Manager, Wells Fargo
  • Isaiah Walston, Sustainability Manager, HITT Contracting Inc.

An important discussion on Social justice focused virtual volunteer opportunities in our Online Member Community has benefited from responses from ELKAY, Humana, and TELUS. Members can join in on the discussion: Join the Online Member Community.