Sustainability professionals will need to be more engaged

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Featured this week: Matthew Bell, EY; AvalonBay; CBRE; Crowe; DTE Energy; JP Morgan Chase; Kyndryl; Lam Research; Loomis Sayles; Nestlé USA; Onsemi; Palo Alto Networks; Paylocity; Prudential; RGA Reinsurance Company; Tanger Outlets; Aflac; Hawaiian Electric Industries; LyondellBasell; Verisk; DTE Energy; Morgan Stanley; T. Rowe Price; BMO Financial; Desert Financial Credit Union; Point32Health; Thermo Fisher Scientific
The member community convened by the 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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WAR IN UKRAINE: We are updating the blog post How Companies Are Responding to the War in Ukraine: A Roundup with the latest responses from our member companies.

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

Spotlight on You

Matthew Bell has been promoted to global leader of climate change and sustainability services at EY. "Sustainability professionals will need to be more engaged, not less, as we navigate the embedding of sustainability into businesses," Bell said upon announcing the move on LinkedIn. "With over two decades of effort to get this squarely on the agenda, we must remain focused on why we started this mission, and revert to the initial principles of sustainable development to guide a path that avoids over-simplifying or 'greenwashing' actions."

Member Job Postings

AvalonBay Communities
Arlington, VA
Diversity Recruiting Director

Corporate Responsibility Analyst

Various Locations
ESG Internal Audit Manager

Detroit, MI
Business & Planning Analyst - Public Affairs, CSR & Sustainability
Program Manager - Public Affairs, CSR & Sustainability

Multiple Locations
Various CSR Roles

JPMorgan Chase (JUST ADDED!)
Various Locations
Corporate Responsibility, Grants Management, Senior Associate

Lam Research Corporation
Oregon / Remote
Senior Manager, ESG

McPherson Strategies
Remote USA
Account Supervisor

North Wales, PA
Grants Operations, Senior Specialist

Phoenix, AZ / Remote
Senior Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility

Palo Alto Networks
Santa Clara, CA
Social Impact Program Manager

Schaumburg, IL
Corporate Citizenship and ESG Specialist

Various Locations
Communications Director

Tanger Outlets
Fully Remote or Hybrid
Director, Energy & Sustainability

Member Companies in the News

COMPANIES TAKE ACTION ON UKRAINE: We are updating the blog post How Companies Are Responding to the War in Ukraine: A Roundup with the latest responses from our member companies. Here’s more of the latest member news:

Congratulations to members who released ESG reports:

·        Aflac Incorporated announced that the company has released its 2021 Business and Sustainability Report, titled "The Aflac Way: Making a Difference While Balancing Purpose and Profit." The 2021 Business and Sustainability Report provides key insights into Aflac Incorporated's environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals and achievements alongside an overview of operations and financial results for the 2021 fiscal year.

·        Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. released its 2022 consolidated report describing its updated policies, actions, and performance for full year 2021 with respect to a range of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters, including climate-related risks and opportunities. This report includes HEI's first enterprise-wide greenhouse gas emissions inventory, and is the company's third and most comprehensive ESG report.

·        LyondellBasell announced the publication of its 2021 sustainability report: "Future Focused." The report details the company's ambitions to help end plastic waste in the environment, address climate change, and support a thriving society, including a pathway to meeting the company's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets and ambitious diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) targets.

·        Verisk released its 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which details the company's sustainability strategy, environmental stewardship, and social progress in the workplace and corporate giving. "Throughout Verisk’s 50+ year history, one thing has remained constant: our products and services help empower business and society," says CEO Scott G. Stephenson in the report.

Here's more news from the BCCCC member network:

DTE Energy recently made two grants that made a difference in local communities. Michigan-based Dutton Farm recently received a $30,000 grant from DTE Energy to support the Dutton Farm WorkForce Development program, which provides skill-building, career development and customized employment support to adults with developmental disabilities. Another $835,500 will go toward a new air filtration system inside Ann Visger Preparatory Academy, a building that has had "little to no improvements in years," according to Tarance Wheeler, director of corporate and community affairs in the River Rouge School District.

Morgan Stanley’s Cryptocurrency and Sustainability Research teams did a deep dive on the key ESG issues surrounding crypto. Researchers detailed what they found, saying, "While crypto can offer some societal benefits—such as financial inclusion and the ability to 'be your own bank'—there are also potential downsides, including its carbon footprint, prevalence of theft through hacks and lack of centralized governance."

T. Rowe Price announced a new initiative that expands financial education resources at Morgan State University, a Baltimore-based historical Black college/university (HBCU). Now more than 8,000 students and faculty can increase their financial proficiency with free and unlimited access to Barron's magazine, industry events, career advice from industry experts, and experiential learning opportunities. The program is the latest step in the firm's continued relationship with the school. 

Members on the Move

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

Members from Desert Financial Credit Union, Point32Health, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and more registered this week to attend the IN-PERSON International Corporate Citizenship Conference 2022 taking place in Boston on April 24-25. You can join them to learn and network with hundreds of professionals in the CSR field: There’s still time to register.