Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Top 100 CSR Leaders


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!

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Here is how our members have been working to build better business and a better world:

Spotlight on You

Congratulations to the following Center members for being honored as the Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leaders by Assent Compliance:

  • Jessica Alsford, managing director, head of sustainability research, Morgan Stanley
  • Parul Chandra, director, responsible sourcing, Microsoft
  • Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company
  • Lisa Jackson, vice president, environment, policy & social initiatives, Apple
  • Will Janisch, senior manager, global environmental compliance, Baxter International
  • Bruce Klafter, vice president, sustainability strategy & outreach, Flex
  • Jennifer Leitsch, vice president, corporate responsibility, CBRE
  • Marc Siegel, partner, EY
  • Rose Stuckey Kirk, chief corporate social responsibility officer, Verizon
  • Gina Tesla, director, commercial business services, Microsoft
  • Amy Wendel, global head of corporate social responsibility, LogMeIn
  • Walker Young, manager, product operations — safety & sustainability, Apple

Two colleagues from Nationwide Insurance—Kristi Rodriguez, vice president of Nationwide Retirement Institute®, and John Carter, president and chief operating officer of Nationwide Financial—explored how being an ally, mentor, or sponsor can help to build relationships and an inclusive culture. Together, Rodriguez and Carter touched upon four core principles: reach out; offer opportunity; listen; and learn.


Job Postings

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

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! The Walt Disney Company is seeking a Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility Research and Reporting in Burbank, CA, to play a prominent role in leading the company’s reporting practices including materiality assessments, ESG disclosures, and the company’s annual CSR report.

Trane Technologies is seeking a Corporate Social Responsibility Leader in Davidson, NC, to refresh, revitalize, and manage the company’s citizenship and philanthropy strategy with a goal of enhancing our performance and reputation in social sustainability.


Member Companies in the News

Adobe has joined forces with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and The Ocean Agency on a new global awareness campaign called Ocean League, bringing together people from around the world to rally support for ocean conservation and stronger climate action. Using Adobe tools, Ocean League aims to inspire support through creativity and gather more than a million pledges to influence policymaking at major climate events in 2021. “Adobe is committed to inspiring and enabling creativity for all, so that together we can create change,” said John Travis vice president, brand marketing at Adobe. “We are so proud to support UNEP and The Ocean Agency and empower the global community to take action towards ocean conservation.”

Phillips 66 recently announced a new project called Rodeo Renewed. This new endeavor will convert the company's San Francisco Refinery into the world’s largest renewable fuels plant that will be designed to produce 800 million gallons per year of renewable diesel, renewable gasoline, and sustainable jet fuel from used cooking oils, fats, greases, and soybean oils. Production of these fuels is expected to begin in early 2024.

Robert Half has been recognized by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers for Women 2020. This is the company's second consecutive year on the list. "Robert Half is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where all employees are treated fairly and can thrive," said Lynne Smith, senior vice president of Human Resources. "This honor underscores our strides to achieve gender and racial equality along with equal opportunity. We're proud of our efforts — and of the people who have built meaningful careers here."


Members on the Move

This week’s Member Meetup on What’s Next in Virtual Volunteering benefited from generous share-outs from Adam Robinson of ViacomCBS, and Doug Meckelson and Tessa Edwards of the Charles Schwab Foundation.

If you’re looking to attend the Center’s next virtual event, register for our Sept 9 webinar on Corporate Support for Military, Veterans, and Military Families, where we will hear from Meg Hendricks of Fiserv, Justin Schmitt of USAA, and Bryan Tucker of CSX: Register now.

A resource thread on Paid Time Off for Voting in our Online Member Community has benefited from responses from General Motors, Iron Mountain, Farmers Insurance, Toyota, and CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield. Members can join in and learn from the discussion: Join the Online Member Community.