A committed management team with executive-level oversight exemplifies the strength and importance of our global Corporate Social Responsibility strategy.
Head of Corporate Social Responsibility
At Northern Trust, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) governance was formally established with a newly created post of CSR Head. Held by Connie L. Lindsey, Executive Vice President, the post reports directly to Chairman and CEO Frederick H. Waddell to provide direct, executive-level oversight of Northern Trust's global CSR strategy.
Business Strategy Committee of the Board of Directors
The head of CSR periodically reports to the Business Strategy Committee of the Corporation's Board of Directors about CSR related matters.
Corporate Social Responsibility Task Group
The CSR Task Group consists of a global cross-section of 24+ employees from various business units and staff functions around the world. This group provides detailed input, analysis and recommendations for developing, monitoring and executing Northern Trust's global CSR strategy.
Connie L. Lindsey is an Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Northern Trust in Chicago. She is responsible for the design and implementation of the global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy and the development of goals, policies, and programs appropriate to the brafnd and business unit strategies. In addition, Connie provides oversight and leadership to the firm’s response to environmental matters as well as social issues within the marketplace, workplace, and the community.
Prior to becoming the Head of CSR, Connie led the client servicing teams in the Public Entities and Institutions segment in the Corporate and Institutional Services business, serving public fund and not-for-profit clients. Throughout the course of her 16-year Northern Trust career, she has held various leadership roles including Deputy Business Head in Operations and Technology, Group Head in Northern Trust’s Wealth Management business, Director of Enterprise Relationship Management, and Manager in Treasury Management Consulting and Product Management.
Connie is National Board President of Girl Scouts of the USA, the highest ranking volunteer of this 3.4 million member organization. She is a Delegate for Vision 2020, a national project focused on advancing gender equality by energizing the dialogue about women and leadership. Connie is a founding member of the advisory board of the Center for Green Schools, a board member of the Executives' Club of Chicago, a member of the Board of Governors of the Metropolitan Club of Chicago, and a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. She is a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow in the class of 2001, a former board member of the Joffrey Ballet, Women Employed, and Inroads, Inc. Connie attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she majored in finance and has completed the Harvard Business School Executive Education Corporate Social Responsibility program. She is a public and motivational speaker on topics of corporate responsibility, leadership, mentoring, and personal and professional empowerment.