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CSRHub Recognized as a “Best For The World” B Corp Governance Honoree

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 4, 2019 9:21:37 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

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CSRHub LLC recognized as a “Best For The World” B CorpTM for creating powerful corporate governance structures to protect company mission


KATONAH, NEW YORK; September 4, 2019 – CSRHub LLC, a Certified B Corporation, has been named a Best For The World honoree in recognition of their significant positive impact in their innovative governance structures to protect the mission of their business. Ranking in the top 10% of all B Corps for their governance impact, CSRHub earned this honor because of their overall mission, ethics, accountability, and transparency.

Best For The World recognition is administered by B Lab, the global nonprofit that certifies and supports Certified B Corporations, which are for-profit companies dedicated to using business as a force for good. Today there are 3,000 Certified B Corporations across 64 countries and 150 industries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business.

B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corp Certification doesn’t just evaluate a product or service, it assesses the overall positive impact of the company that stands behind it—like CSRHub. Using the B Impact Assessment, B Lab evaluates how a company’s operations and business model impact its workers, community, environment, and customers. To achieve the B Corp Certification, a company must achieve a score of at least 80 points on the assessment.

“We’re incredibly proud of this year’s Best For The World honorees,” says Anthea Kelsick, Chief Marketing Officer of B Lab. “These inspiring companies represent the kinds of business models and impact-driven business strategies that are building a new economy—one that is inclusive, regenerative, and delivers value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders. To that end, B Corps like CSRHub are redefining capitalism and showing that it actually can work for everyone.”

“We are honored to be recognized by B Lab for this achievement. We are proud to be a part of these world changing companies,” says Cynthia Figge, CEO and Cofounder of CSRHub.

1,000 B Corps from 44 countries were named to the 2019 Best For The World lists, including Patagonia, Beautycounter, Dr. Bronner’s, TOMS, Seventh Generation, and Greyston Bakery. The 2019 Best For The World honorees are determined based on the verified B Impact Assessments of Certified B Corporations. The full lists are available on https://bcorporation.net/

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About CSRHub: CSRHub offers one of the world’s broadest and most consistent set of Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) ratings, covering 18,000 companies. Its patented Big Data algorithm combines millions of data points on ESG performance from hundreds of sources, including leading ESG analyst raters, to produce consensus scores on all aspects of corporate social responsibility and sustainability. CSRHub ratings can be used to drive corporate, investor and consumer decisions. CSRHub has been a Certified B Corporation since November of 2010. For more information, visit www.csrhub.com.

Contact: Cynthia Figge, CEO & co-founder; cynthia@csrhub.com

About B Lab: B Lab is a nonprofit that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. B Lab’s initiatives include B Corp Certification, administration of the B Impact Management programs and software, and advocacy for governance structures like the benefit corporation. B Lab’s vision is of an inclusive and sustainable economy that creates a shared prosperity for all. To date, there are 3,000 Certified B Corps in over 150 industries and 64 countries, and over 50,000 companies use the B Impact Assessment. For more information, visit https://bcorporation.net/

B Lab Contact: Hannah Munger; Manager, PR & Communications; hmunger@bcorporation.net; +1 212-608-4150

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CSRHub Launches on the Open:FactSet Marketplace

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 27, 2019 9:12:13 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

ESG content set available for evaluation and testing beginning June 27, 2019

June 27, 2019

CSRHub, one of the world’s broadest and most consistent sets of Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) ratings, is pleased to offer ESG Business Intelligence data via the Open:FactSet Marketplace. It will be available for evaluation via FactSet’s cloud-based Data Evaluation platform on June 27, 2019.

“Launching CSRHub’s ESG Business Intelligence Data on the Open:FactSet Marketplace allows us to greatly expand our reach in keeping with our mission to empower stakeholders with easy to use consensus ratings to help improve sustainability performance worldwide,” said Cynthia Figge, CEO and Co-founder of CSRHub.

“CSRHub is an excellent addition to the Open:FactSet Marketplace’s network of providers,” says Lauren Stevens, Senior Vice President, Open:FactSet Strategy, FactSet. “ESG data is in strong demand among investment managers, and this new offering gives our clients another dataset to leverage when managing risk and looking for new investment opportunities.”

CSRHub data helps investors, corporations, and consumers integrate ESG and sustainability into their decision-making processes. Using a patented algorithm that aggregates and harmonizes disparate data from over 600 ESG sources, CSRHub generates a consensus score for the ESG performance of more than 18,000 companies from 136 industries in 139 countries. Data from CSRHub’s big data process can be used to increase corporate market value, uncover portfolio opportunities and risks, and integrate ESG trends into other Business Intelligence data sets. For instance, CSRHub’s ESG signal can:

  • Identify risks and opportunities. CSRHub ratings represent the consensus opinion of a company’s ESG performance. Asset owners, portfolio managers, and investment analysts can compare their own assessment of a company against the CSRHub consensus and build alpha-creating strategies. CSRHub’s score is also used for screening potential investments and for examining the social impact of an existing portfolio.
  • Benchmark corporate ESG performance. Companies can compare their CSRHub rating to those of their peers or competitors using CSRHub’s broad industry and geographic coverage. Through these comparisons, managers can build strategies to improve upon existing practices, plan new sustainability-related programs and reporting, better manage their stakeholders’ perception of corporate values and social impact, and evaluate their brand’s CSR performance.
  • Backtest theories about ESG behavior. CSRHub offers monthly data back to 2008. Because CSRHub ratings are based on millions of data items drawn from hundreds of sources, they are stable, fit into a smooth distribution, and correlate well with other indicators. CSRHub ratings are used by hundreds of universities and have been cited in many publications.

 

CSRHub’s ESG Business Intelligence data feed is now available as an evaluation feed on the Open:FactSet Marketplace (OFM).

For more information and to get started, see https://open.factset.com/products/csrhub-esg-business-intelligence/en-us.

 

 

About CSRHub

CSRHub offers one of the world’s broadest and most consistent set of Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) ratings, covering 18,000 companies. Its patented Big Data algorithm combines millions of data points on ESG performance from hundreds of sources, including leading ESG analyst raters, to produce consensus scores on all aspects of corporate social responsibility and sustainability. CSRHub ratings can be used to drive corporate, investor and consumer decisions.

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Media: Cynthia Figge
cynthia@csrhub.com

 

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CSRHub's Cynthia Figge Named to Environment + Energy Leader 100 list

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 19, 2019 8:07:00 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

Republished from Environmental Leader

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Announcing the E+E 100! 


We are excited to announce the Honorees on this year’s Environment + Energy Leader 100 list! These are the VPs, directors, managers and engineers who are making significant strides in driving our industry. Congratulations to this year’s Honorees! Help us celebrate their achievements during the Environment & Energy Manager Conference (ELEMCON) in Denver, May 13-15.


ELEMCON brings together industry changemakers who will share their wealth of experience and best practices via learning and networking opportunities. The E+E 100 luncheon is a key part of this event. It’s our time to recognize just some of the movers and shakers who are helping all of us drive innovation in the environmental and energy management space. The luncheon will feature a keynote address from Gil Friend, Chairmand of Natural Logic Inc. and founder of Critical Path Capital.
 
Won’t you join us in the festivities?


And now, announcing the E +E 100 Honorees 

 

  • Joe Adams, Stanley Black & Decker
  • Elena Alschuler, View Inc.
  • Abdulatif Al-Shami, Saudi Aramco
  • Mark Anderson, Icarus RT, Inc.
  • Bruce Armitage, Lake Shore Gold Mines
  • Jim Belbas, Berry Global
  • Dave Bertorelli, Mastercard
  • Annie Bevan, Superior Essex Communications
  • Sutapa Bhaduri, Owens Illinois, Inc.
  • Amy Bond, Sprint
  • Mark Branthaver, FCA US LLC - Belvidere Assembly
  • Jeff Broin, POET
  • Taimur Burki, Intel Corporation
  • Andy Bush, Morgan Creek Ventures LLC
  • Shannon Carroll, AT&T
  • Angela Casler, Sustainability Management Association
  • Lesley Clarke, Walker Industries
  • Daniel Cordova, Ingersoll Rand Manufactura S. de R.L. de C.V.
  • Laura Craft, Heitman
  • Kevin Crosby, Xanterra Travel Collection, Mount Rushmore
  • Dhanushka de Silva, SriLankan Airlines Ltd
  • Christophe Defert, Centrica
  • Brijesh Dhruve, Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) LLC
  • Derek Digiacomo, SCTE
  • Kirby Dipert, Lockheed Martin energy
  • Cynthia Figge, CSRHub LLC
  • Gil Friend, Natural Logic, Inc. and Critical Path Capital
  • William Gagnon, Excel Dryer, Inc.
  • Julien Gervreau, Jackson Family Wines
  • Alexandra Golubovic, Diakont Advanced Technologies
  • Adam Gordon, Framework/UNGC
  • David Grantham, National Research Consortium at Innovation Pointe Labs
  • Jesse Grossman, Soltage
  • Tim Guarnieri, MUFG
  • Jack Hachmann, Madison Energy Investments
  • Kevin Hagen, Iron Mountain Incorporated
  • Alyssa Harding, Justin's
  • Kristen Hazard, Wildnote
  • Mark Heintz, Sonos
  • Joe Hill, FSG Energy
  • Shea Jameel, Welltower
  • Anne Kelly, Ceres
  • Bruce Klafter, Flex
  • Terrill Laughton, Johnson Controls
  • Jennifer Leitsch, CBRE
  • Luke Leung, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
  • Ian Lifshitz, Asia Pulp & Paper
  • Meredith Lindvall, Cox Enterprises
  • Bhanu Murty Maddala, Yanbu Refinery of Saudi Aramco
  • Andrea Mancino, Bright Power, Inc.
  • Subhasis Mandal, EcoEnergy Insights
  • Ahn Marella, Avery Dennison
  • Juan Marin, Kimberly-Clark
  • Tom Marting, GOJO Industries
  • Russell Mayhew, BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
  • Charles McEwen, Atlanta Veterans Affairs Health Care System
  • Dave Meyer, BSI EHS Services and Solutions
  • Liza Milagro, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • Maria Milescu, FCA US LLC Kokomo Transmission Plant
  • Meg Moynihan, Stericycle Environmental Solutions
  • Chelsea Mozen, Etsy
  • James L. Newman, Newman Consulting Group, LLC
  • Margaret O'Gorman, Wildlife Habitat Council
  • Cindy Ortega, Consultant
  • Rebecca Ott, J.M. Smucker Company
  • Joseph Parisi, TD Bank
  • Brian Payer, Sphera
  • Jeffrey Perlman, Bright Power, Inc.
  • Kim Pexton, Paladino and Company
  • Scott Phillippi, UPS
  • Jason Pope, Hinds Community College
  • Matthew Praske, Washington REIT
  • Josh Prigge, Sustridge
  • Dina Ringel, Alpha EMC
  • Caitlin Rood, Mercy Housing
  • Katie Ross, Microsoft
  • Becca Rushin, Jamestown, LP
  • Ariel Russ, Macmillan
  • Dennis Salazar, Salazar Packaging, Inc.
  • Scott Savre, Best Buy Co
  • Greg Scandrett, ADEC Innovations
  • Marta Schantz, The Urban Land Institute
  • Taras Senyuta, Civeo
  • Shannon Smith, PointGuard
  • Travis Solberg, Solberg Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Tony Sparks, Albuquerque Public Schools
  • Brandon Steele, Big Ass Fans
  • Susan Hunt Stevens, WeSpire
  • David Symons, WSP
  • Andy Tang, Wärtsilä
  • Emilio Tenuta, Ecolab
  • Montey Thames, MUFG
  • Matthew Thurston, REI
  • Glenn Trout, VelocityEHS
  • Michael Vargas, CMTC
  • Aaron Welch, Central Arizona Project
  • Kraig Westebeek, Smithfield Foods
  • Todd Williams, Lean & Green Michigan
  • Jeff Wilzbacher, DaVita
  • Charles Wright, Axium Solar

 

Congratulations to all our Honorees! For full event details and to register for ELEMCON, visit conference.environmentalleader.com

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CSRHub’s Cynthia Figge speaking at CSR 5.0

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 9, 2019 12:48:26 PM / by CSRHub Blogging

Skytop Strategies will launch its fifth annual CSR Summit hosted in partnership with Nasdaq at their Entrepreneurial Center on April 17th in San Francisco.

CSRHub’s CEO and co-founder Cynthia Figge will be giving a topic briefing on Data Obsessed: Does Data Really Drive Investment into CSR?  CSR5.0_new_2019-01

CSR 5.0 presents the evolution of corporate social responsibility from its initial shared value paradigm to its current form. The program will track the growth of CSR as a sector, examine the multi-dimensional ways that CSR programs are implemented in corporations today, and present cutting-edge ideas that will shape the future of CSR as an industry.

For the full program, click here

Register using coupon code CSRHUB2019 to receive 35% off your registration: https://skytopstrategies.com/product/csr-5-0-conference-pass/

As a bonus, you may bring a colleague, peer, or client if you register before April 10th.

 


 cynthia_figge-at-Sustainable-Brands-13.jpgCynthia Figge is a forerunner and thought leader in the corporate sustainability movement who co-founded EKOS International in 1996, one of the first consultancies integrating sustainability and corporate strategy. Cynthia is CEO and Cofounder of CSRHub. Cynthia has worked with major organizations including BNSF, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Dow Jones, and REI to help craft sustainability strategy integrated with business. She was an Officer of LIN Broadcasting/McCaw Cellular leading new services development, and started a new “Greenfield” mill with Weyerhaeuser. She serves as Advisor to media and technology companies, and served as President of the Board of Sustainable Seattle. Cynthia has an MBA from Harvard Business School. Cynthia is based in the Seattle area.

CSRHub is the largest ESG and sustainability rating and information platform globally. We aggregate 180M data points from 615+ data sources including 12 leading ESG analyst databases. Our patented algorithm aggregates, normalizes, and weights data to rate 18,000 companies in 132 countries across 136 industries. We track 97% of world market capitalization. We cover 12 subcategories of ratings and rankings across the categories of environment, employees, community and governance. We show underlying data sources that contribute to each subcategory’s ratings. CSRHub metrics are a consensus view (any 2 sources may have about a 30% correlation so we make sense of the disparate data). We tag companies for their involvement in 17 Special Issues. We provide Macro-enabled Excel dashboard templates, customizable dashboards, and an API. Our big data technology enables 85% full coverage of data across our rated companies and robust analyses. We provide historical ratings back to 2008.

 

 

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CSRHub’s Bahar Gidwani Speaking at ESG5 Summit

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 26, 2019 10:04:06 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

Skytop Strategies will launch its ESG5 Summit on April 4th in New York. ESG5_new_2019-01CSRHub Co-founder and CTO Bahar Gidwani will be speaking on Materiality: Aligning Materiality to Your Company’s Business Model.

The growing focus on the implementation of environmental, social and governance standards and best practices is driven by increasing scrutiny of the public markets, their analysts, and institutional investors; and growing emphasis on transparency and accountability in today’s global markets. As a result, capital markets now engage regularly in discussions on how to assess the value of ESG practices on overall company performance, working with companies that integrate ESG into their performance equation to quantify, qualify and assign added-value by experts making buy, sell or hold recommendations.

Engage with experts and learn how to apply ESG considerations to your company and your investments.

Materiality: Aligning Materiality to Your Company’s Business Model

Moderator:
David A Lubin, Co-Chairman and Managing Director, Constellation Research and Technology, former Co-Chairman and Managing Director, Renaissance, and Executive Chairman, Palladium
Panelists:
Bahar Gidwani, CFA, FSA, Co-founder & CTO, CSRHub
Cathy Hansell, Founder and President, Breakthrough Results
Richard F. McMahon, Jr., Senior Vice President, Energy Supply & Finance, Edison Electric Institute
Virgus Volertas, Senior Analyst | Corporate Governance, UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust

APRIL 4, 2019 
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For the full program, click here. Receive a 35% discount off the dated price using coupon code CSRHUB2019. Register today.

 


Bahar_Gidwani-10Bahar Gidwani has built and run large technology-based businesses for many years. Bahar holds a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and was one of the first people to receive the FSA (Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting) designation from SASB. Bahar worked on Wall Street with Kidder, Peabody, and with McKinsey & Co. He has founded several technology-based companies and is a co-founder of CSRHub, the world’s broadest source of corporate social responsibility information. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in physics and astronomy. He plays bridge, races sailboats, and is based in New York City.

CSRHub is the largest ESG and sustainability rating and information platform globally. We aggregate 180M data points from 610+ data sources including 10 leading ESG analyst databases. Our patented algorithm aggregates, normalizes, and weights data to rate 18,000 companies in 132 countries across 136 industries. We track 97% of world market capitalization. We cover 12 subcategories of ratings and rankings across the categories of environment, employees, community and governance. We show underlying data sources that contribute to each subcategory’s ratings. CSRHub metrics are a consensus view (any 2 sources may have about a 30% correlation so we make sense of the disparate data). We tag companies for their involvement in 17 Special Issues. We provide Macro-enabled Excel dashboard templates, customizable dashboards, and an API. Our big data technology enables 85% full coverage of data across our rated companies and robust analyses. We provide historical ratings back to 2008. 

  

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