Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Much to celebrate with new recognitions, job postings, and reports


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: Alex Schurman, Alexion Pharmaceuticals; Beth Spurgeon, ArcelorMittal; Tom Croswell, Tufts Health Plan; AllianceBernstein; Bank of the West; Blackbaud; Edelman; Gateway Health; ON Semiconductor; Regeneron; Stantec Inc.; USAA; Walgreens; Charles River Labs; Fiserv; First Interstate Bank; Kohl’s; BD; Jackson EMC; Koppers; TD Bank; DTE Energy; KPMG

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

Alex Schurman, head of CSR, Alexion Pharmaceuticals and President, Alexion Charitable Foundation, celebrated her company's first-time Prime Status rating for best-in-class performance in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) sustainable practices by the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). "We are dedicated to frequent assessments of these global efforts so that we deliver the most value to patients, employees, our communities, and all our stakeholders," said Schurman.

Beth Spurgeon, division manager, corporate responsibility, Americas at ArcelorMittal, shared proudly the Sustain Our Great Lakes partnership, of which her company is a founding partner and funder. The project recently funded two Cleveland-based green infrastructure projects that will use nature to reduce and treat millions of gallons of stormwater before it discharges to Lake Erie and its waterways. "I'm very proud to be part of the amazing Sustain Our Great Lakes partnership and be quoted in this article focused on our positive Cleveland impact!" said Spurgeon.

Tufts Health Plan’s senior leaders, including President and CEO Tom Croswell, presented a challenge for employees in an annual fundraiser this year: If Tufts Health Plan Foundation could raise $65,000 for the Alzheimer's Association, they would color their hair purple. In a few short weeks, the Foundation reached more than $70,000 during its virtual #Walk2EndAlz, leading many senior leaders to follow through on their promise. “Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and it is the only one that has no cure or strategies for prevention,” said Croswell. “I have personally experienced the challenges that families who struggle with Alzheimer’s face, and I am proud Tufts Health Plan continues its commitment to supporting families living with Alzheimer’s and finding effective treatment strategies for this disease.”


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.

JUST ADDED! 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.

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! 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.

JUST ADDED! 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.

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.

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.

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

Charles River Labs has released its 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report, which overviews its approach toward advancing employee personal and professional well-being and a commitment to protecting the environment. This includes programs geared at employees’ leadership development. Employees give back through initiatives such as the Charles River’s Global Day of Service and One Day volunteer programs. Charles Rivers is able to leverage its expertise, ethical culture, and people to create long-term value for shareholders, communities, and its industry.

Fiserv has released its fall 2020 Corporate Citizenship newsletter via email, detailing plans for a more expansive 2020 report that will be published in early 2021. The newsletters details Fiserv's commitment to fostering diversity in its workforce. Fiserv has eight Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), which provide a forum for Fiserv associates to connect, share their perspectives, exchange ideas, support each other and elevate their professional development and careers. They collectively serve more than 6,300 members across the globe. These ERGs work with community chambers, nonprofit organizations and other groups to provide mentorship opportunities, connect with small minority-owned businesses and serve as force multipliers for talent acquisition, employee engagement, and diversity efforts.

First Interstate Bank locations closed at noon on September 9, 2020, so employees could volunteer for its third annual Commitment to Community Volunteer Day. More than 2,100 employees signed up for more than 260 volunteer projects in 150 communities, bringing much-needed support to nonprofit organizations significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Projects included financial literacy trainings, building hygiene kits, preparing food boxes for home deliveries, weeding and harvesting gardens, chopping fire wood, and sewing face masks.

Kohl’s announced that last year, associates volunteered nearly 400,000 hours for more than 5,000 charities. This volunteerism has netted more than $180 million in corporate rewards to charities since 2001. Kohl's support its associates' volunteerism, and while for the health and safety of its associates and communities it has chosen to temporarily suspend its traditional team-based volunteer program, its associates asked Kohl's for a different kind of volunteer program that would still allow them to give back. The Kohl’s team came together to create a Temporary Hourly Volunteer Program, which allows its associates to continue to volunteer and provide financial support for eligible nonprofit organizations in their communities. Since the launch of the program in August, Kohl's has seen more than 1,500 Kohl’s associates track more than 8,000 volunteer hours, benefitting more than 200 nonprofit organizations.


Members on the Move

BD, Jackson EMC, Koppers, and TD Bank 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 Community engagement & employee performance reviews in our Online Member Community kicked off by Regeneron has benefited from responses from DTE Energy, KPMG, and others. Members can join in, contribute, and learn from the discussion: Join the Online Member Community.