Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Inclusive Leadership

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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

Tami Erwin, vice president and chief executive officer of Verizon Business Group, recently sat down with the Wall Street Journal's Secrets of Wealthy Women podcast to discuss leading a global team remotely. Ms. Erwin explains some of the challenges of remote leadership and how she thinks women can propel their careers when they can’t see their managers face to face. "I think there’s something really special about face-to-face communication. We’re social creatures," said Erwin. "We’ll find a balance between the best of what we’ve learned from COVID-19 and the best of what we’ve had in the past that will give us a great environment that will be effective for everybody."

Odreanne' White, workplace solution officer II at BBVA, was featured on the cover of CEO-mother for her work as a real estate owner, mother, and successful trailblazer. On being featured, White said, “I was hesitant at first, but I remembered I have a purpose in life. This is why it is so important that we pay attention our actions. We never know who’s looking at us or up to us.”


Job Postings

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

Popular is looking for a Seasonal: ESG Financial Analyst in San Juan, PR, to collect data and perform statistical analysis of sustainability indicators for current programs to determine their effectiveness and progress toward stated objectives.

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.

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.

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

Delta Dental of California has released its 2019 Social Impact Report, detailing its efforts around philanthropy and volunteering; ethics and compliance; diversity, inclusion and belonging; and sustainability. "At Delta Dental, we believe in doing the right thing for our customers, providers, employees and communities," said Mike Castro, president and CEO of Delta Dental of California. "It is more than just an ethical focus; it motivates our efforts to strengthen the foundation of our business by updating processes and technology, driving innovation in products and experiences, giving back to our communities, and focusing on people and culture."

General Mills announced that its partner, Gunsmoke Farms, has received organic certification by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organics Program. Gunsmoke, a 34,000-acre farm outside of Pierre, South Dakota, had been managed conventionally for more than three decades before its transition to organic over the last three years using regenerative agriculture practices. “General Mills has been on our soil health journey since 2016 and working with Gunsmoke Farms solidified our belief that regenerative agriculture can be a transformative lever for farmers to be a part of the climate solution,” said Mary Jane Melendez, chief sustainability and social impact officer for General Mills. “This type of long-term, direct contracting is unprecedented for General Mills and the industry. If we truly aim to be a force for good, our role is to give farmers the tools to be more resilient – both environmentally and financially.”

The Verizon Foundation announced it is donating $300,000 to support immediate relief efforts across communities in California, Oregon and Washington impacted by wildfires, as well as hardest hit areas of Alabama and Florida impacted by Hurricane Sally. “While 2020 continues to be an unpredictable and challenging year across the country and around the globe, you can be certain we’ll be there to support our communities in a time of crisis,” says Hans Vestberg, Chairman and CEO of Verizon. “We will ensure they stay connected when those connections matter most and help them get back on their feet.” 


Members on the Move

The Center is delighted to welcome our newest member, AllianceBernstein! Its employees join our rich network of the 500+ members we serve each year, connecting more than 10,000 business professionals. Become a member.

In this week’s member meetup on Back to School: Employee and community support, Carmen L. Argersinger and Natalie Long of Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana; and Jennifer Cox and Wendy Erica Werden of Tucson Electric Power shared insights on the internal and external support their companies are offering during this back to school season. Register for the next member meetup: Get out the vote: Encouraging civic engagement.