Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Helping small businesses thrive


Featured this week: Carmen Mora, Nasdaq; Allstate; Blue Shield of California; Estee Lauder; Fannie Mae; Pitney Bowes; Takeda, ViacomCBS; Western Digital; WE Communications; Zendesk; Planet Fitness Inc.; Qurate Retail Group; Salesforce; Sempra Energy; TELUS; ViacomCBS; Raytheon Technologies, Texas Instruments, Verisk Analytics; Element Fleet

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

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct 15), Nasdaq is shining a spotlight on ¡Adelante Nasdaq!, their Employee Resource Group that brings together our Hispanic, Latinx, indigenous communities and allies. Carmen Mora, senior administrative assistant at Nasdaq, who is proudly Mexican American, lent her insights. "I believe the best way to be a good ally to the Latinx community is to educate yourself about the community, create inclusive environments where Latinx are supported and encouraged to lead," said Mora. "I think it is extremely important to give people from these communities an opportunity to be leaders and speak up."

Member Job Postings

Allstate Insurance Company 
Remote, U.S.
Equity Senior Manager

Blue Shield of California
Oakland, CA
Senior Corporate Citizenship Specialist

Estee Lauder
New York, NY
Manager, ESG Data Analytics

Fannie Mae (Just Added!)
Washington, DC
Community Investment - Consulting - Director

Pitney Bowes
Stamford, CT
Manager, Operations

Cambridge, MA
Associate Director, Executive Communications and Science Philanthropy

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

Western Digital
San Jose, CA
Corporate Sustainability Analyst

WE Communications
Multiple Locations
Senior Manager, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Remote, US
Director of Tech for Good
Social Impact Manager

Member Companies in the News

Planet Fitness Inc. is working together with a network of partners to add accessible exercise equipment in Planet Fitness locations for people with disabilities. Planet Fitness has committed to providing inclusive equipment in all new clubs and adding it to existing clubs across the country as franchise owners replace current offerings, as inclusive commercial grade equipment becomes available for purchase and is approved by Planet Fitness for inclusion in its clubs.

Qurate Retail Group announced the expansion of its Small Business Spotlight (SBS) program to support entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups by giving participants more opportunities for national exposure on QVC, HSN, and Zulily. At least 100 diverse businesses will be selected for the program in 2022, tied to months of recognition for diverse populations. Applicants who wish to be considered for Black History Month in February 2022 or Women’s History Month in March 2022 are encouraged to apply by October 25, 2021.

Salesforce has announced some exciting initiatives in corporate giving that support education and small business:

  • Salesforce is giving a combined $19 million in support of education, including $17.25 million in new grants to support five school districts across the United States. In addition, $1.75 million was granted to education nonprofits in the United States and Europe. This year marks a milestone for Salesforce of a nearly decade-long commitment to schools, including a total of $100 million to San Francisco and Oakland Unified School Districts.
  • Salesforce also launched a new 2021 Salesforce San Francisco Small Business Grants program is designed to provide support for area small businesses impacted by the continued emphasis on virtual work and events resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Sempra Energy was featured in the San Diego Times for its foundation's contribution of more than $200,000 to Oakland-based nonprofit GRID Alternatives to install five solar projects on community buildings and off-grid solar projects benefiting 40 families in Mexico. The projects are intended to help improve energy access for vulnerable communities with environmental justice concerns in the country.

TELUS launched its Reconciliation Commitment which formalizes the company's commitment to Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities. This commitment will act as the foundation upon which TEULS will develop and implement its inaugural Indigenous Reconciliation Action Plan later this year, and will inform and direct corporate initiatives related to Reconciliation moving forward.

ViacomCBS has announced Content for Change, a global companywide initiative that seeks to apply scientific research, rigor, and data to transform the company's entire creative ecosystem, grounded in the principle that media has a crucial role in influencing public opinion. Content for Change aims to address this by focusing on three pillars: 1) the content ViacomCBS produces; 2) the creative supply chain that powers it; and 3) the culture that underpins everything the company does—and, as a result, combat racism, bias, stereotypes, and all forms of hate that can perpetuate on-screen. The initiative will initially focus on racial equity and mental health.

Members on the Move

Members from Raytheon Technologies, Texas Instruments, Verisk Analytics, and more registered this week to attend the International Corporate Citizenship Conference 2022. Learn more about joining them to learn and network with hundreds of professionals in the CSR field: Register today.

This week, we proudly welcome new member Element Fleet! Learn more about joining them, along with more than 10,000 professionals in the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship member community: Member Benefits