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Webinar: Improve Business Performance through Sustainability Benchmarking

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 12, 2018 10:30:36 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

Join us for a free webinar on September 26, 2018 with two of the field's foremost sustainability practitioners – global trainers and consultants on CSR strategy and reporting – and designers of the world’s largest database of ‘external’ Sustainability/ESG ratings. Sean Flynn, Founder of One 4 All CSR, and Cynthia Figge, CEO and Cofounder of CSRHub and Cofounder of EKOS International, provide insight into sustainability tools for benchmarking company CSR performance, and "lessons learned” on CSR ratings improvement.

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During the WebinarImprove Business Performance through Sustainability Benchmarking on September 26th, 2018: 

Participants will learn how to benchmark and diagnose company ratings and rankings, pinpoint ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) gaps, manage ESG raters and stakeholders, and receive guidance on how to improve your CSR performance.

If you have been publishing a Sustainability/CSR Report for several years or want to get started, and wonder how to improve the perception of your CSR performance, this webinar will address:

  • Ratings landscape (who they are and what they do)
  • Aggregated big data from 550 expert data and ratings sources for consensus view from stakeholders
  • How to compare the performance of your company to your peers and competitors by using benchmarking dashboard tools
  • Hotspot corporate and supply chain risks
  • Manage ESG ratings fatigue
  • Ways to leverage your public reporting to improve your ESG analyst ratings

 

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CSRHub provides access to the world’s largest corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information.  It covers over 18,400+ companies from 135 industries in 133 countries. By aggregating and normalizing the information from 550 data sources, CSRHub has created a broad, consistent rating system and a searchable database that links millions of rating elements back to their source. Managers, researchers, API partners and activists use CSRHub to benchmark company performance, learn how stakeholders evaluate company CSR practices, and seek ways to improve corporate sustainability performance. 

 

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CSRHub and The National Wildlife Federation Announce Partnership

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 7, 2018 11:10:55 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

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CSRHub is pleased to announce it has formed a partnership with The National Wildlife Federation (NWF). The NWF is the United States' largest private, nonprofit conservation education and advocacy organization, with over six million supporters, and 51 state and territorial affiliated organizations (including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands).

CSRHub is the world's largest sustainability business intelligence database. CSRHub’s ratings and tools help professionals benchmark, screen supply chains, evaluate, and improve company sustainability performance.

See how The National Wildlife Federation works with CSRHub as an important part of the careful vetting process used to qualify their corporate partners.

"We are grateful for the excellent work of NWF and very proud to partner with this leading and important organization.” Cynthia Figge, CEO and Cofounder, CSRHub.

Learn more about CSRHub services.

 


CSRHub provides access to the world’s largest corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information.  It covers over 18,000+ companies from 135 industries in 133 countries. By aggregating and normalizing the information from over 556 data sources, CSRHub has created a broad, consistent rating system and a searchable database that links millions of rating elements back to their source. Managers, researchers, API partners and activists use CSRHub to benchmark company performance, learn how stakeholders evaluate company CSR practices, and seek ways to improve corporate sustainability performance. 

The National Wildlife Federation, America’s oldest and largest conservation organization, works across the county to unite Americas from all walks of life in giving wildlife a voice. The organization has been on the front lines for wildlife since 1936, fighting for the conservation values that are woven into the fabric of the nation’s collective heritage.

 

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Earth911.com Interviews: Cynthia Figge, CEO of CSRHub.com

[fa icon="calendar'] May 17, 2018 9:32:21 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

Republished with Earth911.com permission.

Consumers have access to corporate sustainability and social responsibility reporting they earth911can use to select the companies they can trust to act ethically. With the rise of "big data" and transparency, there is more information on which to base a smart buying decision than ever before. Cynthia Figge, co-founder and CEO of CSRHub.com, a Seattle-based website that rates and ranks companies based on environmental and social responsibility, joins Mitch Ratcliffe to discuss what CSR reports cover, why business has learned sustainability is good for their bottom line, and how consumers can begin to access CSR data -- including on Earth911.com

Listen to "Earth911.com Interviews: Cynthia Figge, CSRHub.com" on Spreaker.

 


cynthia_figge-at-Sustainable-Brands-13-9Cynthia 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 is Chair of the Board of Compassionate Action Network. Cynthia has an MBA from Harvard Business School. Cynthia is based in the Seattle area.

CSRHub provides access to the world’s largest corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information.  It covers over 17,900 companies from 135 industries in 133 countries. By aggregating and normalizing the information from 556 data sources, CSRHub has created a broad, consistent rating system and a searchable database that links millions of rating elements back to their source. Managers, researchers, API partners and activists use CSRHub to benchmark company performance, learn how stakeholders evaluate company CSR practices, and seek ways to improve corporate sustainability performance.

 

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CSRHub’s Cynthia Figge speaking at Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Conference

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 3, 2018 10:03:13 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

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CSRHub’s CEO Cynthia Figge will be speaking at the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship 2018 International Corporate Citizenship Conference held on April 8-10 in Los Angeles, CA.

Cynthia will be providing scheduled demonstrations of CSRHub to attendees during the breakout sessions. The session description is below.

CSRHub: Benchmark, Evaluate, and Improve Company Sustainability Performance

Companies are experiencing increasing pressure for more ESG reporting and transparency.  They need a consistent way to benchmark their corporate social responsibility and ESG (environmental, social, governance) progress to improve performance. Managers also need to assess how their disparate stakeholders (ranging from investor analysts to the proliferating “best of” lists) perceive them and make sure the market evaluates them correctly.

CSRHub’s aggregation of disparate data sources to form strong consensus ratings with underlying comparative data enables companies to better manage stakeholder perceptions.

If you are attending the BCCCC conference, please join the CSRHub session to see examples of easy-to-use dashboards, benchmark reports, and stakeholder mapping tools. Learn how to use transparency and disclosure as a tool to drive strategic return. See how you can pinpoint issues and better align your CSR values with market value. 

Please let us know if you will be there and would like to join a session.

 


cynthia_figge-at-Sustainable-Brands-13-9Cynthia 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 is Chair of the Board of Compassionate Action Network. Cynthia has an MBA from Harvard Business School. Cynthia is based in the Seattle area.

CSRHub provides access to the world’s largest corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information.  It covers over 17,900 companies from 135 industries in 133 countries. By aggregating and normalizing the information from 556 data sources, CSRHub has created a broad, consistent rating system and a searchable database that links millions of rating elements back to their source. Managers, researchers, API partners and activists use CSRHub to benchmark company performance, learn how stakeholders evaluate company CSR practices, and seek ways to improve corporate sustainability performance.

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CSRHub CEO Highlights Difficulty of Performing Well Across ESG Spectrum

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 22, 2018 9:50:08 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

Republished with Nareit permission.

 

 

Cynthia Figge, co-founder and CEO of CSRHub, joined Nareit for a video interview at Nareit’s 2018 ESG Forum in Seattle.

Figge described CSRHub, which she co-founded in 2007, as the “largest aggregation of ESG metrics worldwide.” CSRHub rates 17,000 companies on ESG measures and aggregates data from more than 500 sources, she noted.

According to Figge, companies that are high performers are performing well across all dimensions of ESG, “and that’s really tough to do because it’s very hard work.”

On a range of zero to 100, the lowest-ranked companies tend to be rated around 40 and the highest are ranked in the 70’s, Figge explained.

“Although there is some improvement, we’re not seeing companies move into the Holy Grail of 80 to 100,” Figge said. She noted that the bar for performance has gone up and more companies are reporting ESG than before, so there’s more pressure for disclosure.

“Companies that are not disclosing are getting penalized in ways that they weren’t before,” Figge said.


cynthia_figge-at-Sustainable-Brands-13-9.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 is Chair of the Board of Compassionate Action Network. Cynthia has an MBA from Harvard Business School. Cynthia is based in the Seattle area.

CSRHub provides access to the world’s largest corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information.  It covers over 17,900 companies from 135 industries in 133 countries. By aggregating and normalizing the information from 556 data sources, CSRHub has created a broad, consistent rating system and a searchable database that links millions of rating elements back to their source. Managers, researchers, API partners and activists use CSRHub to benchmark company performance, learn how stakeholders evaluate company CSR practices, and seek ways to improve corporate sustainability performance.

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