Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: CSR leaders convene virtually for International Corporate Citizenship Conference


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: Paulette Burks, Alliance Data; Geoffrey Castro, CenterPoint Energy; Kenzie Ferguson, Delta Dental; Jamie Grasso, Paylocity; Jeff Rangel, Palo Alto Networks; Aramark; Bank of the West; Desert Financial Credit Union; Morgan Stanley; Verizon; Yum! Brands; Aflac; Freeport-McMoRan; Apple; Subaru of America; UL; Honeywell; Wells Fargo; BBVA; EY, Liberty Mutual, Pitney Bowes, Samsung; Toyota; Ally, FedEx, General Motors; Target, TJX, Vanguard, Gallagher, Altria, Bank of America, AllianceBernstein, BJ's, Cisco, Flex, Lockheed Martin, ON Semiconductor, Philip Morris International, Raytheon Technologies, Robert Half, Teradata, Travelers, US Bank

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Spotlight on You

This week, more than 800 corporate social responsibility professionals convened virtually for the International Corporate Citizenship Conference. Our members were eager to post on LinkedIn about their experiences learning and sharing with other practitioners in the field: 

  • Paulette Burks, Sustainability Specialist, Alliance Data: “There are so many valuable sessions it was hard to make a selection! I look forward to networking with my peers and taking home as many best practices as possible.”
  • Geoffrey Castro, Program Manager, Corporate Community Relations, CenterPoint Energy: "I'm excited to spend the next few days learning from peers and industry leaders on how many of the world's largest companies are advancing corporate citizenship and making a positive impact with employees and society."
  • Kenzie Ferguson, Vice President, Foundation & Corporate Social Responsibility, Delta Dental: "We are able to show how building inclusion in business helps the bottom line—it's about time! The fantastic line-up of speakers at the #BCConf21 are driving it home."
  • Jamie Grasso, Director, Corporate Citizenship, Paylocity: "Corporations have always had an obligation to addressing community needs and social justice events, but this year the conversation is more direct and rawer than ever before. 2020 was an inflection point that has now placed the work and the outcomes directly on the front lines."
  • Jeff Rangel, Sr. Director, Global Corporate Responsibility, Palo Alto Networks: The first session "set the stage for the crucial conversations that will occur throughout the conference to ensure we address and advance inclusion in our corporate responsibility efforts in and beyond our businesses. We have important work to do."


Job Postings

Philadelphia, PA
Manager, Enterprise Sustainability – Climate
Manager, Enterprise Sustainability – ESG Reporting

Bank of the West
Denver, CO
Senior CSR Regional Officer

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

Morgan Stanley (Just Added!)
New York, NY
Community Affairs Program Analyst

New York, NY
Senior Director, Environmental, Social and Governance Manager

Tarrytown, NY
Senior Manager, Environmental Sustainability

Basking Ridge, NJ
Senior Analyst, Corporate Social Responsibility

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


Member Companies in the News

Recognitions are in order for two of our member companies who released corporate citizenship reports this week:

  • Aflac Incorporated announced that the company has released its 2020 Business and Sustainability Report, titled "65 Years of the Aflac Way: Making a Difference While Balancing Purpose and Profit." The comprehensive, multimedia report consolidates information traditionally found in the company's Environmental Social Governance (ESG), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Year-in-Review reports. 
  • Freeport-McMoRan Inc. announced the publication of its 2020 Annual Report on Sustainability detailing its environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance during the year. This report marks FCX’s 20th year of reporting on its sustainability progress and FCX’s first year reporting in alignment with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Metals & Mining framework. 

Four of our member companies announced new ambitious environmental targets and plans:

  • Apple announced a first-of-its-kind carbon removal initiative—the Restore Fund—that will make investments in forestry projects to remove carbon from the atmosphere while generating a financial return for investors. Launched with Conservation International and Goldman Sachs, the $200 million fund aims to remove at least 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually from the atmosphere.
  • Subaru of America, Inc., in partnership with the Philadelphia Union, announced that the automaker will bring its established zero landfill knowledge to Subaru Park, home of the Union, making it the first zero landfill stadium in MLS. Subaru Park aims to become the first MLS Zero Landfill stadium where no trash is sent to a landfill. 
  • Verizon announced new goals to advance its sustainability initiatives and a new social impact innovation program called Forward for Good Accelerator. The company also committed to two new ambitious science-based emissions reduction targets in operational and value chain emissions. 
  • Yum! Brands announced it will decrease its greenhouse gas emissions by 46% by 2030 in partnership with its franchisees, suppliers, and producers as part of its broader strategy to address climate change. Additionally, Yum! pledged to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.


Members on the Move

Congratulations to this year’s Film Festival Best in Show Winner, UL! Fellow member Honeywell took home the award for Large Company Winner in the festival. Learn more about the winners here


Thank you to the members who sponsored the International Corporate Citizenship Conference and made our exceptional event possible this year: 

  • Convening: Wells Fargo

  • Film Festival: BBVA

  • General Sessions: EY, Liberty Mutual, Pitney Bowes, Samsung

  • Inclusion: Toyota

  • Lead and Learn Case Studies: Ally, FedEx, General Motors

  • Digital Carbon Footprint Offset: Target

  • Workshop Series: TJX

  • Event Platform: Vanguard

  • Networking Break: Gallagher

  • Leaders: Altria, Bank of America, Verizon

  • Partners: AllianceBernstein, Bank of the West, BJ's, Cisco, Flex, Lockheed Martin, ON Semiconductor, Philip Morris International, Raytheon Technologies, Robert Half, Teradata, Travelers, US Bank

Sponsorship opportunities are limited but still available for our 2022 Conference planned to be in Boston, MA!

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