Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Success in corporate matching gifts

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Featured this week: Jennifer Flynn Dear, KPMG; Erika Patterson, EY; Allstate; Catalent; Estee Lauder; General Motors;; JP Morgan Chase; onsemi; Pitney Bowes; Takeda, Target, PwC; Vanguard, ViacomCBS; CoBank; NW Natural Holdings Company; Santander Bank; Koppers Holdings Inc.; The UPS Foundation; 24 Hour Fitness; Walt Disney Company

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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Congrats to Jennifer Flynn Dear and KPMG for the release of the new KPMG Community Impact and KPMG U.S. Foundation, Inc. report, “Resilience and Impact”. “[This report] highlights our collective commitments and outcomes to do what is right and what matters for the empowerment of our people and our communities,” she said.

We join Erika Patterson in celebrating the launch of EY’s Entrepreneurs Access Network – a program helping Black- and Latino-owned businesses scale their company.

Member Job Postings

Allstate Insurance Company (Just Added!)
Remote, U.S.
Equity Senior Manager

Catalent (Just Added!)
Multiple Locations
Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion

Estee Lauder
New York, NY
Manager, ESG Data Analytics

General Motors
Warren, MI
ESG Reporting, Disclosures and Benchmarking Manager

JPMorgan Chase
London, UK
Grants Management Associate - International Markets

Phoenix, AZ
Director, Talent Acquisition

Pitney Bowes
Stamford, CT
Manager, Operations

Cambridge, MA
Associate Director, Executive Communications and Science Philanthropy

Target (Just Added!)
Minneapolis, MN
Lead Data Analyst, Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability, ESG

Boston, MA
Sustainability/ESG Director

Malvern, PA
Associate Program Officer

New York, NY
Senior Manager, Global Sourcing, Energy and ESG

Walt Disney Company
Burbank, CA
Corporate Social Responsibility Specialist

Member Companies in the News

CoBank announced that its board of directors has unanimously approved increasing its annual Sharing Success program to $5 million for 2021 in response to strong customer participation. Sharing Success is a cornerstone of CoBank’s corporate citizenship efforts. The program matches donations—from the bank’s cooperative and other eligible customers—to nonprofit organizations in rural communities. CoBank’s Sharing Success program relies on the local knowledge and expertise of bank customers, who identify organizations and programs that are truly making a different in their neighborhoods. Since the program was established in 2012, CoBank and its customers have together contributed more than $62 million to groups such as volunteer fire departments, local schools, and hunger relief programs.

NW Natural Holding Company has released its second annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report outlining the company’s progress in 2020 on safety, carbon reduction, diversity, community engagement, and governance goals. According to the report, NW Natural saved more than 379,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent and remained on track to meet or exceed NW Natural’s voluntary carbon savings goal of 30% savings from its own operations and customers’ use of its product by 2035, based on 2015 emissions levels. NW Natural also contributed nearly $1 million to community organizations through the NW Natural Corporate Philanthropy Fund, and provided a 100% company match for two employee-giving campaigns, which raised $350,000 for local nonprofits.

Santander Bank announced its charitable commitments for the first half of 2021. Through two grant cycles, The bank has committed $7,590,000 in grants to 240 nonprofit organizations throughout its operating footprint. Santander’s charitable giving is focused on nonprofits that create opportunities for prosperity in three key areas: financial empowerment and workforce development, small business and entrepreneurship, affordable housing and healthy neighborhoods, particularly in low- to moderate-income communities that Santander serves. The Bank’s charitable giving is a pillar of its Inclusive Communities Plan, an $11 billion, five-year commitment of lending, investments, and charitable contributions that began in 2017 and culminates at the end of this year.

Koppers Holdings Inc. announced it has issued its 2020 Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR), detailing the company's progress across three key sustainability pillars: People, Planet, and Performance. Over the course of the year, the company placed considerable emphasis on strengthening its sustainability governance structure and developing strategy-defining goals to drive long-term performance for all its stakeholders. In 2020, despite the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Koppers achieved record-setting safety and financial performance while also being honored among America's Most Responsible Companies, a list curated by Newsweek.

In the days immediately following the devastation caused by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake and Tropical Storm Claire, UPS and The UPS Foundation went to work, committing more than $500,000 for food, shelter, medical care, and aid to those who need it most. UPS’s work in Haiti is a collaborative effort that includes nonprofit partners, UPS Healthcare, Freight Forwarding, and Coyote Logistics. Specifically, The UPS Foundation has coordinated three emergency relief flights through UPS Global Freight Forwarding. Combined, more than 1,000 hygiene kits; 3,000 blankets; 2,000 mosquito nets; 65 pallets and flatbeds containing food, water, medical supplies, PPE, mobile clinic kits, tents, mattresses, cots, and other critical supplies will be delivered.

Members on the Move

The BCCCC welcomed new member, 24 Hour Fitness, whose CSR program is led by returning member, Kim Koenig. A CSR leader from Disney is the latest to sign up for our Virtual Accelerated Certificate Summit—being held from Oct 4-8, 2021. Join this cohort and earn your Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Practice! Learn more.