#BusinessIsGood has dual meanings. By most measures, Massachusetts’ economy is strong. And while challenges remain throughout different regions of the Commonwealth, business is generally good.

A far less told story is that business also DOES good, in communities, in partnership with non-profits and community-based organizations, in issues of diversity, inclusion and equity, and in ensuring a sustainable environment for future generations.

Members of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable—large employers from across the Commonwealth committed to making Massachusetts a competitive place to do business in a global economy—employ more than 250,000 people in the state, which has obvious economic benefits. What might be less obvious, however, is how employers are having a social impact as well, by empowering employees to make change through volunteering and other community engagement activities, partnering with community organizations to better the lives of those in need, supporting thousands of non-profits seeking innovative solutions to social issues, and investing in local initiatives to build community in the regions where they are located. 

This report provides a sampling of ways that businesses are strengthening communities and supporting public policy that contribute to building a better Commonwealth. 

The issues they address are as varied as the employers themselves. From pay equity to promoting women leaders to addressing wealth disparities and inequality. From ending childrens’ hunger to promoting childrens’ oral health to supporting veterans in the workplace. From ensuring digital equity to connecting people to the internet to preparing people for the Future of Work. From STEM education to environmental education to health education. From workforce development to community development to economic development. And at the Roundtable itself, from supporting transgender rights, to fighting human trafficking, to speaking out on socially and economically harmful immigration policies. Businesses are committed to creating healthy, equitable, vibrant, green communities all over the Commonwealth.
We hope this report will initiate an open, transparent conversation about the positive role businesses play in society. In undertaking initiatives that advance both the social and economic prosperity in the Commonwealth, business is good.

READ our full report

AECOM   Fidelity Investments Ørsted
Babson College / The Lewis Institute General Dynamics Mission Systems People’s United Bank
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Google PWC
Brandeis University Greylock Federal Credit Union Raytheon
Cabot Corporation Hillcrest Dental Care, Inc. RSM
Cigna IBM Santander
Colliers iRobot Shawmut Design and Construction
Comcast NBCUniversal JLL Shire
Delaware North KPMG Southcoast Health
Deloitte The Mentor Network State Street Corporation
Dunkin’ Brands Mintz Tufts Health Plan
Eastern Bank MITRE Verizon
Enbridge National Grid WinterWyman
Ernst & Young Needham Bank  










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