Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Companies get out the vote


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: In our blog, we are providing weekly coverage on how member companies are responding to racial inequality at Business Support for Protests of Racial Inequality, and the COVID-19 pandemic at Corporate Citizenship Responses to COVID-19

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

Spotlight on You

Crystal Barnes, senior vice president, culture & corporate social responsibility at ViacomCBS, has taken a leadership role as a premier partner alongside Vote Early Day 2020 (Saturday, October 24), a collaboration among media companies, nonprofits, technology platforms, election administrators, influencers, and other businesses to help all eligible voters learn about their early voting options and celebrate the act of voting early. This coalition of over 1000+ partners (including Twitter, Snapchat, Univision, and MTV) is on a mission to make sure the 200+ million eligible voters across the country understand their options to vote early on or before Saturday, October 24th and make voting early easier than ever before:  Join the movement here.

Kelly Porter, vice president, logistics at Campbell Soup Company, was recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive in receiving its first annual Women in Supply Chain award. Congratulations, Ms. Porter!

Several of our members were recognized by Workplace Intelligence Weekly as Leaders Championing the Corporate Social Responsibility Movement, and each got the opportunity to comment in the article on their important work. Congratulations to:

  • Icema Gibbs, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, JetBlue
  • Randy Bumps, Global Corporate Social Responsibility Head, Raytheon Technologies
  • Todd Bowers, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Wayfair


Job Postings

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

The Clorox Company is seeking an Associate Director Community Relations in Oakland, CA, to manage its global corporate volunteer program for employees and enhance the impact of the company in its communities.

Regeneron is seeking a Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer in Tarrytown, NY, who will be responsible for leading and managing the creation, development and execution of the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy.

Stantec Inc. is looking for a Senior Sustainability Consultant at its Vancouver, British Columbia location, who will be responsible for working with clients and project teams to develop sustainability objectives, metrics, and frameworks appropriate to the project.

TransUnion is seeking a Director/Senior Advisor, Corporate Social Responsibility Communications in Chicago to help tell the story both internally and externally of the impact the company has on society. 


Member Companies in the News

At the 2020 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, 120 of the world largest companies supported efforts to develop a core set of common metrics and disclosures on non-financial factors for their investors and other stakeholders. The core and expanded set of “Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics” and disclosures can be used by companies to align their mainstream reporting on performance against environmental, social and governance (ESG) indicators and track their contributions towards the SDGs on a consistent basis. The project was developed within the International Business Council, a community of 120 global CEOs, including Brian Moynihan of Bank of America, Carmine Di Sibio of EY, Bill Thomas of KPMG, and Bob Moritz of PwC. "We must mobilize all constituencies of our global society to work together and seize this historic opportunity to rebalance our world for the benefit of all. The private sector has a critical role to play," said Moynihan about the current historical moment in the report.

Fortune released its 2020 Change the World List, which is built on the premise that the profit motive can inspire companies to tackle society’s unmet needs. BCCCC members appeared prominently on the list, which featured Adobe, Bank of America, BD, Comerica Bank, Merck, Microsoft, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), and UPS.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. has announced its commitment to the Copper Mark, a comprehensive assurance framework that demonstrates the copper industry’s responsible production practices and contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is the first and only framework developed specifically for the copper industry and enables each site to demonstrate to customers, investors and other stakeholders their responsible production performance. “Our focus on responsible production is critical to establish and maintain acceptance from our stakeholders," said Richard C. Adkerson, president and chief executive officer of Freeport-McMoRan. "The Copper Mark demonstrates our responsible production practices to downstream markets, helping to meet our customers’ responsible sourcing objectives."

The Wells Fargo Foundation has donated $5.4 million to 15 nonprofit organizations so people affected by COVID-19 can stay in their homes. Up to 40 million U.S. tenants affected by the COVID-19-related economic downturn may face eviction once federal eviction protections end, according to Aspen Institute and the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project. In response to this emerging crisis and as part of its commitment to provide $175 million in COVID relief, the grants will focus on providing legal assistance, advocacy services, and other initiatives. "The economic consequences of COVID-19 are causing housing instability for countless renters, including Black and Hispanic families," said Eileen Fitzgerald, director of housing affordability philanthropy at the Wells Fargo Foundation. “As we continue to look for ways to help people stay in their homes, Wells Fargo believes that supporting the ability of these organizations to provide legal assistance is an important step in helping them avoid eviction, which is often the first step toward the additional financial instability, and possibly towards the loss of the house.”


Members on the Move

Participants from Fifth Third Bank, Gateway Health, and Wells Fargo have signed up to attend the Accelerated Certificate Summit this fall, a program that combines the best aspects of self-paced online courses, live learning, and networking opportunities. Learn more and register here.

A resource thread on Combining Matching Gift and Dollars for Doers Rewards in our Online Member Community kicked off by John Deere has benefited from responses from Breckinridge Capital Advisors, Capital Power Corporation, First Interstate Bank, and more. Members can join in, contribute, and learn from the discussion: Join the Online Member Community.