Our 2015 roundup of exemplary leaders in Corporate Responsibility
Corporate responsibility, sustainability, and shared value practices all require strong leadership. It’s easy to remain business-as-usual and CR requires innovative and creative thinking, the ability to push people out of their comfort zones and into new practices, which often yield real business results.
As 2015 comes to a close, we offer CR Magazine’s list of the thought leaders in practicing corporate responsibility, sustainability and shared value. These leaders were nominated by their industry peers and by CR Magazine staff for their innovative thinking and leadership.We offer hearty congratulations for this year’s winners as we look forward to another year of innovation and leadership in 2016.
2015 CR Superstars
Director – Corporate Responsibility Products & Services
As leader of AIAG’s strategic programming and associated product offerings, she works with volunteers, drawn from AIAG member companies, to develop and implement guidelines and share best practices to help companies manage their legislative, regulatory, and customer requirements on issues such as supply chain sustainability, environmental responsibility and business ethics.
Eileen Howard Boone is Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy, for CVS Health. In this role, she leads a team responsible for implementing the company’s philanthropic and CSR programs. Howard Boone is also President of the CVS Health Foundation, the private foundation of CVS Health. In this role, she oversees the foundation’s charitable giving and is responsible for creating and managing strategic partnerships with nonprofit organizations that share in the Foundation’s commitment to provide greater access to health care in communities nationwide.
Richard Crespin is the CEO of CollaborateUp, a boutique consulting firm advising businesses and non-profits on how to work together to solve big problems. Richard works with firms to find their unique social mission where they can make significant impact and with non-profits to build programs that attract companies as partners and donors. On behalf of his clients, Richard makes strategic introductions, translates the needs of businesses to NGOs and vice-versa, and structures outcome-oriented partnerships that amplify impact and get results faster at lower cost.
Since 2007, Amy has headed Sprint’s sustainability efforts — strategy, governance, performance measurement, analyst relations, Web communications and project management. And during that period, Sprint has racked up an admirable list of accolades and awards for its innovations in environmental and social responsibility.
Financial As Voya helps people solve one of the most daunting financial challenges they face today — retirement readiness — with its products and services, Angela D. Harrell leads efforts to utilize those same core competencies to meet the needs of the communities where employees live and work. This is accomplished through the following four pillars: community investment, multicultural affairs, environmental sustainability and business practice and principles.
Stephen Jordan is co-founder and senior partner of IO Sustainability, and acting chairman of the Institute for Sustainable Development. He and his team are working on a wide range of projects from education, e-sustainability and business – health relations to developing new financial and social investment analytical tools to evaluate the business performance of CSR and sustainability initiatives.
Maureen Kline is Director of Public Affairs and Sustainability for Pirelli Tire North America. She writes a column on sustainability for www.Inc.com. Maureen is on the advisory board of the Corporate Responsibility Association, and co-chairs its Thought Leadership Council on Brand and Reputation Management. Maureen was a foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal Europe and Business Week. She holds degrees from Yale University and the London School of Economics.
Jim Murren’s passion for corporate citizenship is linked to his commitment to create a fully-sustainable organization that thrives because it cares about people as the core of its business, the planet that provides the natural and scarce resources needed to thrive, and the profits that allow the Company to reinvest, grow and succeed.
This is a great time to be corporate responsibility and sustainability leaders. We have nearly infinite challenge, constantly changing and emerging issues to manage, and we work for companies who get it and want to improve. It’s time for us to deliver fresh, creative approaches and solutions. That sounds like fun to me.
Sustainability and CSR Manager
Associate Director of Sustainability
Senior Manager of Corporate Sustainability
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Corporate Responsibility Executive
Barrick Gold Corporation
Sustainability Programs Reporting Manager
Global Public Affairs and CSR
Corporate Citizenship Program Officer
National Managing Partner and Global Lead Partner
Manager of Corporate Responsibility
Lead Communication Specialist
NextEra Energy, Inc.
Director of Account Management
Director of Global Public Affairs