Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: CSR Leaders Step Up Commitments


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: Adeeb Khan, Delta Dental of Colorado; Anne Sawyer, EY; AllianceBernstein; Bank of the West; Edelman; Gateway Health; ON Semiconductor; Regeneron; USAA; Verizon; Walgreens; Baxter International; Dr. Cindy Pace, MetLife; National Grid; Sheila Gallucci-Davis, Subaru of America; Alston and Bird LLP; OpenText; ResMed

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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Spotlight on You

Adeeb Khan, vice president of corporate social responsibility and executive director of the Delta Dental of Colorado (DDCO) Foundation, was named by the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation as a finalist for the 2021 9NEWS Leader of the Year award. Khan has dedicated his career to bring voice and attention to the issues of equity. Outside of work, Khan was appointed by the Governor to the Colorado Early Childhood Leadership Commission and serves on the University of Denver Daniels College of Business Executive Advisory Board and the boards of College Track, the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation and B:CIVIC.

Anne Sawyer, EY's global supporting the next generation leader and a part of the EY Global Corporate Responsibility team, was featured in EY's corporate responsibility blog on five ways organizations can better support young people virtually. "Nurturing resilience and other vital 21st century mindsets and skills—such as initiative and self-direction, creativity and innovation, and communication and collaboration—is a key aim of EY Ripples  and its focus on supporting the next generation workforce,"  said Sawyer. "Through both EY-operated initiatives and programs run by some of the world’s leading youth-focused organizations, EY people support hundreds of initiatives throughout the school year that provide students with the mentoring and guidance needed to build these crucial skills."


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.

Bank of the West is looking for a Corporate Social Responsibility Vice President, Strategy & Operations in San Francisco, CA, to support the strategic planning and program implementation within the CSR function.

Edelman is looking for an Assistant Account Executive, Corporate Social Responsibility in San Francisco, CA, who will play a key role on the Business + Social Purpose team, which focuses on CSR communications strategy, planning, reporting, engagement, outreach and new business development.

Gateway Health is hiring a Director Corporate Social Responsibility in Pittsburgh, PA, who will be responsible for developing and executing on Gateway's CSR and charitable contribution strategy and integrating the strategy with other key departments, business units, and internal stakeholders.

JUST ADDED! 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.

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! Verizon is seeking a Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Education Sector in Basking Ridge, NJ, to lead the team responsible for driving the growth and impact of Verizon’s signature K-12 initiative addressing barriers to digital inclusion.

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

Baxter International Inc. published its first Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) index, a voluntary public disclosure that provides transparent and relevant corporate responsibility information to investors and other key stakeholders. This reporting milestone comes as Baxter is again named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), both DJSI World and DJSI North America. Baxter’s first index aligns with SASB’s Medical Equipment and Supplies Sustainability Accounting Standard and provides information on five topics: Affordability and Pricing, Product Safety, Ethical Marketing, Product Design and Lifecycle Management, and Supply Chain Management. Moving forward, Baxter expects to include a SASB index in the company’s annual Corporate Responsibility Report.

MetLife, Inc. announced that it has been recognized as a 2021 Military Friendly® Employer and a 2021 Military Friendly® Spouse Employer. This is the ninth year in a row MetLife has been recognized for its commitment to supporting veterans and fostering a culture that honors military service, and the sixth for creating sustainable, meaningful career paths for military spouses. “At MetLife, diversity means leveraging all of our unique attributes and perspectives. Our military veterans strengthen our workforce through the wealth of expertise and experiences they bring to our company,” said Dr. Cindy Pace, MetLife’s global chief diversity and inclusion officer.

National Grid is supporting commercial and industrial customers across the state with energy use planning aimed at reducing operating costs and reaching renewable energy targets. Among customers National Grid is working with through its Strategic Energy Management Partnership, or SEMP, is Beech-Nut Nutrition in Amsterdam and Greenpac Mill in Niagara Falls to lower operating costs and improve operational efficiencies. In upstate New York, over the past three years, National Grid has spent nearly $15 million on incentives for a variety of energy efficiency projects that have saved nearly 964,000 megawatt hours of electricity and 2.1 million dekatherms of natural gas.

Subaru of America, Inc.—in partnership with Rainbow PUSH Coalition (Rainbow PUSH)—announced a new scholarship program that will champion local students interested in pursuing a future in automotive technology. Named the Subaru University Scholarship for Automotive Excellence, the scholarship will equip six Camden students per year with financial support for an Associate Degree at Camden County College, as well as internship opportunities designed to kick start a career in the automotive industry. “We are committed to strengthening our communities by helping to make education as accessible as possible,” said Sheila Gallucci-Davis, vice president, general counsel, philanthropy and corporate responsibility at Subaru of America, Inc. “Providing these six scholarships is one way to honor that commitment in our Camden home and continue our effort to be more than a car company.”


Members on the Move

Welcome to new members, Alston and Bird LLP, OpenText, and ResMed! These companies join our robust member network of 500+ companies and 10,000 individuals we serve each year. Learn more about becoming a member and member benefits.