Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Celebrating diverse perspectives


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!

Featured this week: Jamie Stacey, Dutch Bros Coffee; Kassandra Duane, MassMutual; AllianceBernstein; Blackbaud; ON Semiconductor; Regeneron; Stantec Inc.; TransUnion; National Grid; Barclay Berdan, Texas Health Resources; Wayne Peacock, USAA; Fifth Third Bancorp; Merck; Tanger Outlets; Stonehill; Supercell, Inc.; EQT Corporation; Nasdaq; T.D. Williamson, Inc.; Zebra Technologies

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 and corporate social responsibility at ViacomCBS, shared her company’s civic engagement efforts on LinkedIn. “Less than 20 days until the presidential election! No doubt this has been a new experience for us all,” said Barnes. “Let's support each other and our team's ability to Show Up and make our voices heard. Here are a few ways we're doing just that at ViacomCBS.”

Ivelisse Maldonado, senior consultant, diversity and inclusion at Travelers, was recognized by her company in honor of Hispanic Heritage month and for her work as program manager for Travelers EDGE®, an initiative that supports diverse students as they navigate their educational journey. “As a proud Latina, I appreciate that Travelers acknowledges and celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month,” said Maldonado. “The fact that the company I work for recognizes this special month is significant to me and only deepens my connection to the Travelers community, where I feel supported.”


Job Postings

AllianceBernstein is hiring a Director of Corporate Responsibility in New York, NY, to play a key role in strategy, daily management, and support of corporate responsibility.

Blackbaud is seeking a remote Sales Executive, Corporate Social Responsibility, offered in various locations, to be a YourCause product evangelist, committed to creating relationships, designing solutions with corporations, and building the Global Good Network.

JUST ADDED! JetBlue is hiring a Director Sustainability and ESG in Long Island City, NY, who will be responsible for creating, integrating, and managing sustainability and ESG programs into the wider business.

ON Semiconductor is looking for a Communications Manager, Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility in Phoenix, AZ, to serve as a content creator and editor for the team’s internal and external ethics and CSR communications.

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.

JUST ADDED! USAA is hiring a Diversity & Inclusion Executive in San Antonio, TX, and looking for someone to bring their passion, ideas, and leadership to help advance their D&I strategy.

JUST ADDED! Walgreens is hiring a Senior Manager, Global Corporate Social Responsibility Communications in Deerfield, IL, to develop and execute creative promotional and public relations strategies for the Company’s CSR initiatives.


Member Companies in the News

Comerica Bank announced a $350,000 donation to Michigan Women Forward (MWF), a community development organization whose mission is to expand economic opportunity for Michigan women. Comerica's contribution helps replenish MWF's Entrepreneur Resilience Fund, established to support women-led small businesses recovery from the pandemic and re-open their businesses. These funds will provide much-needed, additional loan dollars throughout the state. "We are committed to supporting women-owned small businesses and entrepreneurs, helping them recover amid COVID-19," said Mike Ritchie, Comerica Bank Michigan market president. "The stability and growth of small businesses and entrepreneurs significantly contributes to the economic vitality of our communities, as they provide important employment opportunities and deliver valuable resources and services."

MetLife, Inc. has announced that, for the 13th year in a row, it has earned a spot on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s annual list of America’s Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces. MetLife has been recognized for its employee adoption benefits, parental leave policies, and flexible work culture. The list compiles data from an annual survey of U.S. employers and bases its rankings on an analysis of each company’s adoption-related benefits, including the maximum financial reimbursement and the amount of paid leave given to employees who adopt. “MetLife’s support for adoptive parents reflects our larger commitment to working professionals with families,” said Dr. Cindy Pace, MetLife’s global chief diversity and inclusion officer. “In these challenging times, it is more important than ever to help our employees manage their work and life needs.”

Subaru of America, Inc. and the Philadelphia Union announced they will be donating 25,400 servings of organic fruits and vegetables to Chester, PA-area food banks over the next year. The fresh produce was grown in the automaker’s and soccer team’s Subaru Loves the Earth Garden for Good, the first organic garden at a Philadelphia professional sports stadium. The Garden for Good at Subaru Park, which is maintained by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Subaru employee volunteers, is Chester’s first sustainable and organic garden. “Having access to fresh and delicious-tasting produce is vital for maintaining good health, but for many communities, fruits and vegetables are not easily accessible to residents,” said Alan Bethke, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Subaru of America, Inc. “Through our Garden for Good, we’re excited to help the Chester-area achieve more balanced nutrition with organic fruits and vegetables grown right in our very own garden at Subaru Park.”

Sysco has published its 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, documenting the company’s progress toward its 2025 CSR goals and demonstrating ways it is “Leading Through Extraordinary Times.” The company’s CSR strategy sets a clear path for the future and demonstrates the company’s enduring commitment to caring for people, sourcing products responsibly, and protecting the planet. Highlights include:

  • Donating 30 million meals to our communities globally during COVID-19,
  • Launching a global mental health and well-being campaign,
  • Promoting safe, open and ongoing dialogue about racial and social injustice,
  • Establishing responsible sourcing commitments,
  • Publishing our new Animal Welfare Policy for Suppliers,
  • Achieving 99% of our wild-caught seafood sourcing commitment and
  • Launching two new solar arrays.

Sysco’s CSR report serves as an important tool to not only share progress, but also to keep it accountable for further advancements toward more sustainable operations. To that end, during FY20, Sysco began actively pursuing the electrification of its truck fleet and is currently testing an electric truck in its operations. The company has also recently begun work to assess its global carbon footprint and expects to announce new emissions reduction goals later this fiscal year.  

Verizon and nonprofit organization Generation announced a new multi-year strategic partnership aimed at closing the opportunity gap for American workers and expanding access to digital skills. A commitment of over $44 million from Verizon will significantly increase access to a free, technology-focused career training program to help reskill workers. Most of the funding will help to expand the reach of Generation’s workforce development operation, while the remainder will be provided to JFF, a national nonprofit driving transformation in the American workforce and education systems, which will help with program impact and evaluation. This effort is part of Citizen Verizon, Verizon’s responsible business plan for economic, environmental and social advancement, and will build the foundation to reach the company’s goal of preparing 500,000 individuals for jobs of the future by 2030. “Partnering with Generation enables us to bring their successful career training program into the homes of thousands of Americans who need it most and who it might not traditionally be available to,” said Rose Stuckey Kirk, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer at Verizon.


Members on the Move

Breckinridge Capital Advisors and Symetra Financial have enrolled in the next round of Bootcamps, the live learning sessions taking place in November as part of the Accelerated Certificate Summit. To join them in earning your certificate quickly and cost-effectively, learn more and enroll.

A resource thread on Individual Volunteer Hours in our Online Member Community kicked off by Delta Dental has benefited from responses from Capital Power Corporation, Humana, and others. Members can join in, contribute, and learn from the discussion: Join the Online Member Community.