Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Spotlight on Inclusivity


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

In an interview with Grist, Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy, and social initiatives spoke about being at the center of transforming Apple's corporate citizenship efforts. In June, the technology company announced a $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative that supports more people of color in STEM fields and pushes for criminal justice reform, among other ambitions. Then, in July, it unveiled a big climate plan, with the goal of going carbon neutral by 2030. Throughout her career, Jackson has often been a “first” or an “only.” She was the first Black person to serve as EPA administrator, and she’s the only Black executive on Apple’s leadership team.

Cigna, Travelers, and Webster Bank were featured in an article in the Hartford Business Journal, recognizing each company's efforts to make corporate volunteerism a virtual experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article featured great insights about virtual volunteering from some top leaders:

  • Judy Hartling, civic affairs lead analyst at Cigna offered: “Nonprofits have been very creative in shifting to more online and virtual ways to volunteer. While nothing can replace hands-on help, I think that organizations that are pivoting to really capture the value of people’s volunteerism virtually are definitely going to benefit in the long run.”
  • Kathryn Luria, senior vice president for community affairs at Webster Bank shared that the virus crisis may lead to more impactful volunteering over time as companies utilize their best talent to help nonprofits via online platforms. “It’s going to be opening doors in ways that we have yet to even see. There are going to be a lot more opportunities for bankers to be involved.”
  • Rita Ortiz, director of community relations at The Travelers Companies, said that virtual volunteering has been a great way to engage Travelers employees as they worked remotely. “It sometimes becomes even more of a personal experience—you feel almost closer although you’re farther away. It allows us to engage even more to a certain degree because we have the flexibility of just jumping online.”


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! 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.


Member Companies in the News

Diversity Best Practices (DBP) of Working Mother Media released its fourth annual Inclusion Index which features Aramark, a global leader in food, facilities management, and uniforms. The index aids organizations in evaluating trends and gaps in demographic representation; gives a call to action for companies to drive internal change; and identifies diversity, equity, and inclusion solutions to close the gaps. “One of Aramark’s core values is ensuring a company culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion for all,” said Ash Hanson, chief diversity & sustainability officer at Aramark. “We are honored to be named to the Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index and remain committed to removing barriers, reducing inequality, and increasing opportunities for all of our team members.”

Partnering with We Coach, and with additional support from Youth Sport Trust in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Nike has created The Made to Play Coaching Girls Guide, which equips coaches with tools that can help make sports fun for girls. The open-source coaching guide shines a light on barriers that are specific to girls and offers insights on how to remove them or to help girls overcome them. It was prepared using research from the Women’s Sports Foundation and Nike’s Coaching Through a Gender Lens report. This research shows that when girls like their coaches, they are more likely to love playing and keep playing as they get older.

As is celebrated in a recent Fortune article, PwC shared the results of the firm’s first-ever Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Transparency Report in a live webcast with its 55,000 U.S. employees. The firm has pledged full transparency as part of six new commitments to accelerate PwC’s goal of racial equity in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, and this marks a promise kept. PwC is eager to make progress toward a fully just work place, and complete transparency is a good first step. Tim Ryan, PwC’s U.S. chairman and senior partner, sees full representation as both a competitive advantage for the firm, and part of building an anti-racist society: "When you look at where we're trying to head for representation overall, which you'll see laid out over many different pages, [we're not focusing] on just our partners. We're really focused on looking to be aligned with the U.S. workforce."


Members on the Move

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 Resources for Parents as school resumes virtual for some families in our Online Member Community has benefited from responses from Breckinridge Capital Advisors and Marsh & McLennan Companies. Members can join in, contribute, and learn from the discussion: Join the Online Member Community.