Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Can retailers reinvent the single-use shopping bag?


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

Ashwani Hanson has been named to the new role of chief diversity and sustainability officer at Aramark. The company has also formed an Executive Diversity Council, led by Chief Executive Officer John Zillmer and Board Member Calvin Darden. Zilllmer said, “With our new Executive Diversity Council and Ash’s leadership driving strategic focus and commitment at the most senior levels of our company, we look forward to developing and executing plans that will advance diversity and sustainability within Aramark and enhance our impact, enabling a brighter future for our team members and communities.”


Job Postings

Alexion is seeking a Head of Belonging in Boston to define and reinforce an enterprise-wide diversity, inclusion and belonging strategy.

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.

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.

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.

Samsung is hiring a Corporate Social Responsibility Manager in San Jose, CA, to work with leaders and colleagues to develop messaging and programming for key CSR campaigns and programs.

JUST ADDED: Western Digital is seeking a Program Manager, Global EHS in San Jose, CA, to be primarily responsible for bridging gaps between global environmental, health, and safety strategy and process implementation


Member Companies in the News

It was a big week for partnerships, in which companies came together to pool resources and innovate to solve big environmental issues:

  • The heads of nine companies, including Microsoft and Nike, announced the establishment of a new initiative to accelerate the transition to a net zero global economy. The initiative, known as Transform to Net Zero, intends to develop and deliver research, guidance, and implementable roadmaps to enable all businesses to achieve net zero emissions.
  • Kroger, Target, Walgreens, and several other large retailers have partnered with the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag, convened by Closed Loop Partners' Center for the Circular Economy, an innovation center for collaboration and research to advance circularity. The new group’s goal is to identify, pilot, and implement innovative alternative designs for the single-use retail bag. Consortium members will collectively invest more than $15 million to fund the multiyear effort.

Charles Schwab's re-envisioned volunteer campaign, "Community 2020," is designed to inspire employees to engage in their communities safely from home, while being hyper-responsive to the most pressing needs of nonprofit organizations. One element of the campaign is the establishment of a new educational events series to bring in nonprofit leaders to help empower employees to be stronger community stewards. The first of these events, Charitable Giving in Times of Crisis, takes place on July 29, and is open to all: Register here.

In case you missed it last month, Cheniere Energy was featured in the Houston Chronicle for breaking an industry barrier and rolling out a modified logo that celebrates gay pride month. Cheniere debuted a rainbow-flagged modified version of its logo in a Facebook post. "We are a team of unique individuals with distinctive backgrounds and differences," Cheniere officials wrote in the post. "Our respect for these differences gives us perspective and pride. This month, we celebrate our #PRIDE and the message it sends: equality is a fundamental human right; it’s not an option."

Fannie Mae published its second annual Multifamily Green Bond Impact Report, “A Decade of Positive Impact,” to provide metrics on the projected financial, social, and environmental benefits from Fannie Mae Green Bonds for U.S. housing. "We are proud of the role our Green Financing program plays in building more sustainable and resilient communities and of what we have achieved for investors, lenders, borrowers, and the people who live in the properties we finance," said Jeffery Hayward, executive vice president and head of multifamily at Fannie Mae.

Subaru of America, Inc. has announced that it will serve as the exclusive automotive sponsor of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s (PHS) Harvest 2020 initiative, a comprehensive program aimed at increasing food production and combatting food insecurity throughout the region. “With an increased strain placed on our nation’s food banks, we must find new ways to assist those who struggle with hunger,” said Thomas J. Doll, president and CEO, Subaru of America. “The PHS Harvest 2020 hunger relief program takes a community-driven approach to supporting our food-insecure neighbors and continues Subaru’s efforts to battle food insecurity across the country.”


Members on the Move

This week’s Member Meetup on Corporate Action against Racial Inequality benefited from generous share-outs from Katherine Taylor-Hurley of BECU, and Sara Campbell of Texas Instruments on how their companies are actively promoting racial justice. Thank you to all who attended! Members, to be alerted about the next round of member meetups, subscribe to our weekly Ready Response email.

A new discussion on COVID-19 Qualified Disaster Relief in our Online Member Community kicked off by PPD has benefited from a thoughtful reply from Farmers Insurance. Do you have anything to add? Members can join in on the discussion: Join the Online Member Community.