Recognizing employee volunteer champions

recognizing employee volunteers

Featured this week: Charlie Gebhardt, Cisco; Jennifer Lynch, Paramount Pictures; CBRE; Estee Lauder; JP Morgan Chase; MassMutual; SMBC; Suffolk Construction; Travelers; Verizon; Western Digital; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts; Freeport-McMoRan Inc.; JM Family Enterprises; TELUS; Nike, Suffolk Construction, TJX Companies; Nestle USA

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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Spotlight on You

Charlie Gebhardt, program manager, business transformation at Cisco, was featured in his company's People Behind CSR at Cisco blog series on how he engages fellow employees in volunteer and giving efforts. "Volunteerism is something I’ve been passionate about from an early age," said Gebhardt, who is a volunteer with the Cisco Community Impact Grant Program and “employee champion” for San Francisco-based nonprofit 826 Valencia.

Jennifer Lynch, senior vice president of CSR at Paramount Pictures, will speak at the CMO Club Innovation and Inspiration Summit, an event which covers the impact of purpose on brand and customer experience. Lynch will sit down with Forbes CMO Lynn Schlesinger for a fireside chat on how companies that are standing shoulder-to-shoulder with their constituents locally are making both their brands and their communities stronger globally.

Immanuel Sutherland, senior manager, community impact was selected as one of Virginia Business's 100 People to Meet in 2022! Sutherland’s selection comes from his work with community involvement where he oversees Altria’s corporate donations to local nonprofits in the areas of arts and culture, affordable housing, criminal justice and inclusion, diversity and equity initiatives.

Job Postings

Apollo Global Management
New York, NY
Impact Measuring & Monitoring, Associate

Multiple Locations
Corporate Communications Director, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability

Estee Lauder
New York, NY
Manager, Global Corporate Communications, Social Impact

JPMorgan Chase 
Multiple Locations
Corporate Responsibility, Grants Management VP

JPMorgan Chase 
Multiple Locations
Corporate Responsibility Grants Associate

Boston, MA
Sustainability Lead

New York, NY
ESG Reporting & Disclosure Manager, Vice President

Hartford, CT
Operations Manager, Community Relations 

Western Digital
San Jose, CA
Corporate Sustainability Analyst

Member Companies in the News

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts announced its commitment to promoting health justice and eliminating the physical and social barriers that lead to health inequities. Over the next five years, the company will provide $10.6 million in direct financial contributions and $5.5 million in pro bono and in-kind support to not-for-profits working to address food, environmental and racial justice in Massachusetts communities.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. announced the publication of its updated Climate Report which details the work underway across its global business to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improve energy efficiency, advance the use of renewable energy and understand and enhance the company’s resilience to future climate-related risks. The Climate Report reflects the company’s continued progress towards alignment with the current recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

JM Family Enterprises was covered in 7 News Miami for giving back this past Thanksgiving through United Way meal distribution for veterans and military families. United Way of Broward County’s Mission United hosted a Thanksgiving meal drive-thru in Fort Lauderdale to give back to those who have served.

TELUS is committing $1,000,000 to support British Columbia following unprecedented weather events and flooding that sent the province into a state of emergency. TELUS will give $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to support the organization’s flood relief efforts, $100,000 to food banks across the province to support evacuees and British Columbians in need, and $50,000 to the BC SPCA to support their work to help animals and livestock in affected areas. In addition, the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation and local TELUS community boards will donate $100,000 and $150,000 respectively to local charities helping with flood relief efforts, and TELUS will provide $500,000 of in-kind support in health, network and community services.

Members on the Move

Members from Nike, Suffolk Construction, TJX Companies, 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 Nestle USA! Learn more about joining them, along with more than 10,000 professionals in the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship member community: Member Benefits