ESG Strategy, Talent, and Retention

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Featured this week: Accenture, Adobe, Allstate, Arrow Electronics, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capital Power, CDK Global, Cisco, Columbia Bank, CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company, Dow, DPR Construction, EY, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, JPMorgan Chase & Co, KeyBank, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Lowe's, Manpower Group, MidAmerican Energy Company, Nationwide Mutual Insurance, Natixis Investment Managers, NIPSCO, Pitney Bowes, Samsung, Sutter Health, T. Rowe Price, Target, TIAA, Turner Industries, UPS, U.S. Bank,  WillowTree

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


Spotlight on You

Trish Gillis, Liberty Mutual Foundation, and director, promotion operations, community investments at Liberty Mutual Insurance, shared a series of LinkedIn posts highlighting teams of employees (Liberty Torchbearers) and their giving efforts. "My recent posts have been about Liberty Mutual Insurance celebrating our 110th anniversary by surprising 110 organizations with $10,000 - in 23 countries!" Liberty Mutual's 110 Gifts program, including where each surprise occured and the mission of each organization, is outlined at

EY's global DE&I officer; global vice chair - diversity, equity & inclusiveness, Karyn Twaronite, drafted a piece on how organizations can use their DE&I strategies to create a culture of belonging and trust, wherein employees are more likely to stick around. You can read Twaronite's LinkedIn article, How impactful diversity, equity and inclusiveness strategies can set the stage for employee staying power, here.

Dow celebrated six company leaders who earned recognition on three 2022 OUTstanding lists: LGBT+ Executives; LGBT+ Ally Executives; and LGBT+ Future Leaders. These leaders included: Louis A. Vega, president of the North American branch and vice president of government affairs and advocacy; Javier Constante, president of the Latin American branch; Amy Wilson, general counsel and corporate secretary; Neal Sheorey, vice president of coatings & performance monomers; Erica Everett, global autonomous vehicles platform leader; and Carolyn L. Ladd, senior research specialist. Employees from numerous other BCCCC member companies were also recognized here.

Member Companies in the News

Manpower Group recently released its Search for ESG Talent report, which surveyed nearly 40,700 hiring decision makers across 41 countries to learn about their strategic talent management plans to meet their Environmental action, Social impact, and good Governance (ESG) priorities. Among other findings, the report shows 76% of employers surveyed are hiring in one or more areas across E, S, & G roles.
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Natixis Investment Managers celebrated its tenth year partnering with the John Winthrop Elementary School in Dorchester, Massachusetts, during the firm’s annual “Frosty’s Friends” holiday gift-giving event. Launched in 2012, the partnership between Natixis IM and Winthrop School was designed to provide direct, sustained impact and bolster the school’s efforts to enhance student education and improve learning environments through technology upgrades, facilities improvements, and special volunteer programs. The Frosty’s Friends gift-giving event is a seasonal culmination of a year full of enrichment activities and initiatives such as mentoring, equipment upgrades, reading days celebrating diversity, and grounds beautification.

Arrow Electronics employees collected and donated seasonal gifts and essential goods to children and families in need. In the Denver area, employees gathered toys, hygiene kits, and clothes for A Precious Child, a local nonprofit that distributes toys, gift cards, and other essential items to underserved children and families. In total, the nonprofit delivered gifts to 13,750 children in Denver. Other Arrow Electronics employees organized drives in support of the homeless, animal shelters, and food banks. One initiative was a meal kit packing day with Rise Against Hunger, which resulted in 10,000 ready-made meals prepared.

Cisco celebrated International Day of Persons with Disabilities with a reflection on their ongoing efforts to create an inclusive future. Through their Networking Academy, Cisco has created an accessible curriculum and varied learning platforms with assistive technology that meets the needs of educators and students. The Networking Academy has also achieved several notable firsts, including a partnership with UT de Santa Catarina, one of the first institutions offering a model of educational and labor inclusion for people with disabilities in the Americas, and the creation of Cisco Access for the Visually Impaired (CAVI), which teaches near 300 vision-impaired students annually from around the world.

Capital Power expanded its Generosity employee matched giving program for 2023, now offering employees an unlimited match on their charitable donations to any registered North American charity(ies) of their choice. The company previously offered a $500/year match on employee donations, plus an unlimited match to a specific cause during an annual two-week giving campaign. In addition, last year Capital Power enhanced its Empower Hours employee volunteer program increasing the annual Dollars for Doers grant from $500 to $1,000 and tiering the levels of support, improving the accessibility of the program. Finally, the company introduced Paid Volunteer Time, providing all employees access to 8 hours of paid time off to volunteer in their communities. These changes are all about employee engagement, supporting individual giving decisions, celebrating volunteerism and reinforcing a company culture of community giving.

T. Rowe Price recently joined the Baltimore Ravens to celebrate the recipients of their 2022 Community Quarterback Award, which is funded by T. Rowe Price, the Ravens Foundation, and the NFL Foundation. The award honors those who exemplify leadership, dedication, and commitment to bettering their local communities. Winners received complimentary tickets to the Ravens v. Steelers game, a personalized Ravens jersey, a T. Rowe Price giveaway and a $5,000 grant to help aid their respective nonprofit organization. Winners included: Amigos of Baltimore County, Police and Sneaks, Inc., the Women's Law Center (WLC) of Maryland, and J.O.Y. Baltimore.

Accenture recently released its first 360° Value Report for the fiscal year 2022. The report presents the company’s financial and ESG data and reporting in one place, streamlining the viewing process for investors, clients, and recruits. The report highlights Accenture’s efforts in a range of critical areas, such as sustainability and gender diversity. For example, the company reduced Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 91%, surpassing their goal of a 65% absolute reduction against our 2016 baseline, and also reported that women represent 47% of their workforce, closing the gap toward their goal to achieve gender parity by 2025.

KeyBank recently announced two charitable grants to organizations that serve low-income individuals, families, and businesses in Norristown, PA. The Enterprise Center, which works with the Norristown Small Business Assistance Center (NSBAC) to assist minority-owned, women-owned, and veteran-owned microenterprises, received $15,000. The grant will help the organization provide virtual and in-person business advisory services, such as business development support and evaluation, educational workshops, and a microloan program that connects business owners with available capital. The Genesis Housing Corporation received $10,000, which will go towards the organization’s funds for renovations of historic properties in lower income areas.

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Members on the Move

Join us in welcoming new members: CDK Global, Sutter Health, and Turner Industries!

Happy membership anniversary to Adobe and UPS (25 years),  Target (20 years), Liberty Mutual Insurance (10 years), and Columbia Bank (5 years)! You have contributed so much to our corporate citizenship community. Thanks for your continued involvement!

Members from CopperPoint Mutual Insurance CompanyDPR Construction, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Lowe's, MidAmerican Energy CompanyNationwide Mutual Insurance, NIPSCOPitney Bowes, and TIAA have recently registered for the 2023 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, happening this spring in Minneapolis, hometown of our convening sponsor, Target. Reserve your spot today!