Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: New partnerships to support communities


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!

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

Spotlight on You

Caitlin Back has been promoted to senior vice president, director of corporate responsibility at Umpqua Bank. She oversees the bank’s corporate responsibility programs, including charitable giving, associate engagement and community partnerships. She brings 15 years of banking experience across various roles and operations. In her role, Back is a proactive partner in building stronger, more resilient and inclusive communities throughout Umpqua’s five-state footprint, with particular focus on advocating for solutions to support under-resourced communities.

Jennifer Eastes has been announced as head of ESG at KeyBank, where she will work to strengthen Key’s position as a responsible corporate citizen. Most recently, she served as the ESG reporting director at Wells Fargo. “I'm so proud of all that the team has already accomplished and excited for all of the great things to come!” said Eastes in a LinkedIn announcement.

Member Job Postings

San Francisco, CA
Sustainability and Social Impact Lead

Minneapolis, MN
Manager, Community Relations

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Boston, MA
Sustainability & Environmental Health Lead

Fifth Third Bank
Cincinnati, OH
Corporate Social Responsibility Program Officer III

JPMorgan Chase
Washington D.C.
Corporate Responsibility- Grants Associate

JPMorgan Chase
San Francisco, CA
Corporate Responsibility, Global Philanthropy- Senior Program Associate

Redmond, WA
Global Sustainability Policy Lead

Morgan Stanley (Just added!)
New York, NY
Director – Community Affairs Communications Manager

Chicago, IL
Senior Consultant, Social Impact Communications

New York, NY
Senior Manager, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (Just added!)
New York, NY
Manager, Global Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Member Companies in the News

Congratulations to the members who have released environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reports recently:

  • Applied Materials recently published its 2020 Sustainability Report, covering its most recent environmental and social impact programs and results. Applied’s long-term sustainability strategy takes a holistic approach that considers the direct impact it can have by optimizing how it runs its business (1X), how it can multiply the impact by collaborating with our customers and suppliers (100X), and how its innovations can be used to advance sustainability on a global scale (10,000X).
  • Baxter announced the launch of its 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report. The report highlights Baxter and the Baxter International Foundation’s efforts to create lasting social, economic and environmental value in the communities it serves around the world. It also reflects the conclusion of its 2015-2020 Corporate Responsibility Priorities and Goals, as well as the launch of its new 2030 commitment.
  • CSX Corp. has released its 2020 ESG report, highlighting the company’s sustainability performance in the areas of safety, people and communities, environment, and governance. In an ongoing effort to advance transparency and accountability, the report has been prepared in accordance with some of the world’s leading sustainability reporting frameworks, including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

adidas America announced a new long-term partnership with Common Goal to help drive lasting social change for underserved communities, creating a better and more inclusive future through football. The company has pledged 1% of its global net sales from footballs to Common Goal until 2023. The organization will then work with the adidas Football Collective, its purpose platform in football.

Bank of America Charitable Foundation has announced a $1 million-dollar anchor grant to Karamu House, the oldest African American producing theatre in the United States, to support its third phase of campus renovation. This phase includes major renovations to the newly named Bank of America Arena Theatre, as well as ADA enhancements throughout the facility and a completely renovated streetscape.

Franklin Templeton investment groups and three of its affiliated specialist investment managers have announced joined the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative, an international group of asset managers committed to supporting the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner. Delivery of the commitment also includes prioritizing the achievement of real economy emissions reductions within the sectors and companies in which the asset managers invest.

JetBlue has entered into a new relationship with World Energy and World Fuel Services for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This increase in the airline’s usage of SAF includes 1.5 million gallons of blended SAF a year for at least three years, accounting for approximately 5% of JetBlue’s LAX fuel. Renewable fuel options will play a critical role in the aviation industry’s transition to lower-carbon operations.

Members on the Move

BCCCC has welcomed eight new members so far this month! See below and learn more about joining them, along with more than 10,000 professionals in the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship member community: Member Benefits

  • Arranta Bio
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • Coastal Community Bank
  • Heaven Hill Brands
  • Ohio Health
  • Winston & Strawn