Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: “We can do a lot more virtually than we ever thought possible.”


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: Joan Christel, State Street; Megan Trotter, Zendesk; April Whitlock, LendingTree; Aramark; Desert Financial Credit Union; Morgan Stanley; Verizon; Yum! Brands; EY; Nikki Clifton, UPS; Zebra; Brandolon Barnett, Salesforce

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Spotlight on You

Joan Christel, senior vice president and head of corporate citizenship and global inclusion at State Street, recently penned a post outlining her company’s commitment to volunteerism in all its forms. "As the need for support grew during the pandemic, many organizations made the difficult decision to shut down their volunteer opportunities," said Christel. "At State Street… We’ve learned that we can do a lot more virtually than we ever thought possible, and our employees have been really creative in finding new opportunities to help those in need."

Megan Trotter, social impact director at Zendesk, recently highlighted Zendesk's efforts to help serve chronically under-served populations. Ameelio, America's first nonprofit prison communications platforms, uses Zendesk's technology to help collect ticket history, complaint history, get user testimonials, and try to increase response rates to streamline its customer service branch. “Amazing to hear how nonprofits are leveraging our #techforgood!” said Trotter. 

April Whitlock was named the head of corporate citizenship (a new position) at LendingTree. In this role, she will be responsible for setting the company's philanthropic and giving strategy, and aligning that strategy with employee volunteerism and community outreach efforts to ensure LendingTree is positively influencing its communities.


Job Postings

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

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

Morgan Stanley
New York, NY
Community Affairs Program Analyst

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

New Relic
Senior Program Manager, Product Impact

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

Ernst & Young LLP appeared on the Great Place to Work Institute and Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the 23rd consecutive year. The firm is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where all people can feel free to be themselves and safe to offer different points of view. EY works every day to help build a better working world for its clients, people and communities.

The UPS Foundation announced a $1 million commitment to fight the COVID-19 surge in India. The pledge is a combination of emergency funding, in-kind transportation movements, and technical expertise to provide urgent relief, as well as strategic support. “The UPS Foundation is committed to improving the well-being of communities impacted by COVID-19 and we want to help alleviate the suffering in India by leveraging our partnerships, our resources and our logistics expertise,” said Nikki Clifton, president of social impact and The UPS Foundation.  “We use the phrase ‘delivering what matters.’ And this is it.”

Zebra celebrated Earth Day by sharing the best practices around life cycle assessments. Its theme of Earth Day 2021 is “Restore Our Earth,” which examines natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems. The post invites companies to think about circular economy initiatives and utilize faster-regenerating alternative materials and energy sources while embracing bold ideas that can help us think and act more sustainably.


Members on the Move

Did you miss last week’s International Corporate Citizenship Conference? Register to join these upcoming webinars and virtual events from BCCCC and members that can help supplement your corporate citizenship work: