Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Women leading climate change action


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: Alyssa Auberger, Baker McKenzie; Martina Cheung, S&P Global; Celine Herweijer, PwC; Rose Stuckey Kirk, Verizon; Roma McCaig, Campbell Soup; Tae Yoo, Cisco; Emily Cates, Zebra Technologies; Laura Shear, Zendesk; Desert Financial Credit Union; Fiserv; MassMutual; Palo Alto Networks; Philip Morris International; Verizon; Yum! Brands Inc.; CITGO; EY; Kohler Co.; Synopsys; MGM Resorts; Navy Federal Credit Union; Salesforce; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota; TD Bank Group; Weil, Gotshal & Manges

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Here is how our members have been working to build better business and a better world:


Spotlight on You

Congratulations to our members who were featured on GreenBiz's 25 women shaping climate action in 2021:

  • Alyssa Auberger, CSO, Baker McKenzie
  • Martina Cheung, President, S&P Global Market Intelligence; Head of ESG, S&P Global
  • Celine Herweijer, Partner, Global Innovation and Sustainability Leader, PwC
  • Rose Stuckey Kirk, Senior Vice President, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, Verizon
  • Roma McCaig, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Campbell Soup
  • Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Cisco

Emily Cates, vice president of professional and learning services at Zebra Technologies and global co-chair of Zebra’s Women’s Inclusion Network, was interviewed on a company podcast about how women leaders can turn personal success into a team win. Cates was recently recognized by the company with a bronze “Stevie Award” and was named the Female Executive of the Year in the Business Services category for her leadership in driving services excellence and global enterprise workforce development at Zebra.

Laura Shear, senior content manager at Zendesk, recently published a blog post addressing why Zendesk adopted food insecurity as an area of focus in 2021. "In particular, the global health and economic crisis and deep social unrest in the U.S. moved us to rethink our approach to grant-giving; it was clear that supporting our local neighborhoods was not enough. We also needed to engage in broader causes," said Shear. "Framing our social impact work around specific causes, as opposed to highlighting the organizations we’ve donated to, has allowed us to tap into a collective passion around the issues."


Job Postings

Desert Financial Credit Union 
Phoenix, AZ
Vice President, Executive Director of Desert Financial Foundation

Alpharetta, GA
Director Communications, Diversity & Inclusion/Corporate Social Responsibility

Boston, MA
Head of Sustainability

Palo Alto Networks 
Santa Clara, CA
Senior Program Manager, Environmental Sustainability

Philip Morris International
New York, NY / Washington, DC
Partnerships Specialist

Tarrytown, NY
Senior Manager, Environmental Sustainability

USAA (Just added!)
San Antonio, TX
VP, Diversity and Inclusion

Basking Ridge, NJ
Corporate Social Responsibility Program Manager

Yum! Brands, Inc.
Louisville, KY
Social Purpose & Communications Manager


Member Companies in the News

CITGO stepped up to provide ongoing community support in the wake of severe, back-to-back mid-February winter storms that seriously impacted Texas and Louisiana. CITGO is working with community partners to help meet ongoing needs for food and water and medium to long-term assistance for home repair in Houston, Corpus Christi, and Lake Charles. The Company committed $225,000 to assist several organizations, and employees are supporting colleagues in need through the company's CITGO Stands Together Fund.

EY recently released its DEI transparency report: pathways to progress, which demonstrates the firm’s personal commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition to yearly highlights, the report also includes an EY US Executive Committee Board Diversity Statement demonstrating the firm's commitment to leading inclusively and the increased focus and accountability on D&I progress.

Kohler Co. and DigDeep are teaming up on a multi-year grant program that supports local entrepreneurs and community groups presenting innovative ideas to provide universal access to clean water and sanitation. The program will initially focus on the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah where more than 30% of residents still do not have a tap or toilet at home.

Synopsys has joined three global brands to purchase renewable energy from a portion of Enel Green Power’s 350 MW Azure Sky wind project in Texas, demonstrating the benefits of collaboration among businesses with smaller and more distributed energy needs. Synopsys says the agreement is instrumental in delivering on its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 25% by 2024.


Members on the Move

Congratulations to new members MGM Resorts, Navy Federal Credit Union, and Salesforce! Learn more about joining them, along with more than 10,000 professionals in the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship member community: Member Benefits

Attendees from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, TD Bank Group, and Weil, Gotshal & Manges, and more have registered to attend the all-virtual International Corporate Citizenship Conference on April 26-28, 2021. Learn more about the conference.