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Harvard Business Review Best-Performing CEOs Ranking with CSRHub ESG Metrics

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 23, 2018 8:54:39 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

Harvard Business Review (HBR) has published its annual global Harvard Business Review_CSRHubranking of the 100 best-performing CEOs, with Pablo Isla of the Spanish fashion retail giant Inditex topping the list for the second year in a row. Following behind Isla in the #2 and #3 spots are Jensen Huang of NVIDIA and Bernard Arnault of LVMH. They’re joined by newcomers to the top 5 this year, François-Henri Pinault of Kering (#4) and Elmar Degenhart of the German automaker Continental (#5). Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has climbed to the #6 spot, up from #12 in 2017.

The list, which appears in HBR’s November-December issue, is different from other leader rankings in that it measures performance for the entire length of a chief executive’s tenure. “In a business environment that often seems obsessed with today’s stock price and this quarter’s numbers, our ranking takes the long view,” said HBR Editor in Chief Adi Ignatius.

Harvard Business Review’s article stated, “To compile the list, HBR looked at CEOs of the S&P Global 1200 as of April 30, 2018, and calculated overall shareholder return and increase in market capitalization over their entire tenure. It also factored in ratings of corporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance provided by two firms, CSRHub and Sustainalytics. (Read more about the methodology.)” 

The HBR article stated “Among the biggest shifts companies face right now is in the global political environment….Whether and when CEOs speak out doesn’t factor directly into our rankings—but such activism may be captured indirectly in ESG scores, according to the experts at CSRHub and Sustainalytics, the firms that help us crunch the data. For instance, ESG ratings do account for company lobbying expenditures, the degree of disclosure on issues such as carbon use, and the presence of a sustainability officer at the company’s top level, among other measures. A CEO’s political statements (or lack thereof) may also show up in data gleaned from employee review sites such as Glassdoor. The phrase “CEO activism” connotes proactive behavior by leaders—but more and more often, dealing with political realities is just another facet of a multifaceted job.”

“We are honored to have CSRHub ESG (environment, social, governance) metrics included in the methodology to determine the HBR Ranking of the World’s Best-Performing CEOs for the third year in a row” said Cynthia Figge, CSRHub CEO and Co-founder.

See the full report available in Harvard Business Review Magazine, found here.  

To learn more about CSRHub, our ESG/CSR metrics or how you can improve your ESG scores, contact us here.

 


CSRHub is the largest ESG and sustainability rating and information platform globally. We aggregate 180M data points from 550 data sources including 12 leading ESG analyst databases. Our big data 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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Bloomberg and CSRHub Webinar – Solving the ESG Data Challenge

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 16, 2018 9:30:39 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

Bloomberg ESGHub webinar

With the increased demand for ESG (environment, social, governance) data and conflicting opinions on company performance by different data providers, investors are searching for ways to measure ESG, variance among different ESG ratings and correlations between leading datasets. 

Join us Wednesday, October 24th at 11:00 am EDT to help solve your ESG data challenges. Patrick Drum, Senior Investment Analyst for Saturna Capital will share his investment strategy tips. 

The strategy session will be followed up by a panel of ESG experts who will discuss how to successfully navigate the evolving landscape of ESG data using the new ESGHub app at APPS ESGH <GO>.

 

Register here. 

 

Featured speakers

Patrick Drum Patrick Drum
Senior Investment Analyst
Saturna Capital
Cynthia Figge Cynthia Figge
CEO and Cofounder
CSRHub
Bahar Gidwani Bahar Gidwani
Cofounder and CTO
CSRHub

 

Discussion Topics

  • Make sense of the broad array of information with a big data approach
  • Discuss a new class of portfolio analysis tools to increase value and reduce risk
  • Explore new strategies for using ESG information

 

Date & Time

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
11:00am – 11:30pm EDT

 

About the app

The ESGHubTM app allows you to quickly review any portfolio of stocks or bonds and see how much ESG information each originating entity has disclosed. 

Test drive the ESGHub app for free before the webinar by running APPS ESGH <GO> on your Bloomberg Terminal.

 

About the business

The Bloomberg App Portal is your destination for the applications you need to optimize your workflow, better analyze the markets, and stay ahead of the curve. The apps on the App portal have been created by world class analytics companies and global investment banks, all integrated with the powerful data and analytics of the Bloomberg Terminal. Visit APPS <GO> today to search, trial and run apps that can help you stay on top.

 

 

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CSRHub’s Bahar Gidwani Talks About ESGHub Bloomberg App with Proactive Investors

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 9, 2018 7:35:00 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

CSRHub co-founder and CTO, Bahar Gidwani was recently interviewed by Christine Corrado of Proactive Investors about CSRHub and the new ESGHubTM app on the Bloomberg App Portal.

ESGHub provides subscribers with the ability to compare metrics from Bloomberg and CSRHub at the portfolio level and drill down on the details associated with more than 9,000 companies.

CSRHub's ESGHub app is listed as ESGHub on the Bloomberg App Portal or can be accessed directly at {APPS ESGH <GO>}.

Learn More About ESGHub

 

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Bahar 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 550+ 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 Cynthia Figge to Speak at SB New Metrics '18

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 4, 2018 9:29:30 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

CSRHub CEO and Co-Founder, Cynthia Figge, will be speaking at the Sustainable Brands New Metrics ’18 Conference, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, held on October 29-31, 2018. Cynthia will speak on October 30th on “The ROI of Embedding Social Purpose in Brand Strategy”. This session will look at some emerging best practices, along with challenges based on wide-reaching recent research as well as anecdotes from practitioners.

SB New Metrics 2018

 

This Sustainable Brands event will be focused around the ROI of Sustainable Business, as well as learning how to measure the risk and impact of previously unmeasured forms of value through the newest credible tools and solutions. The 3-day conference brings together sustainability, brand and financial leaders from around the globe to share the latest insights, research and case studies to optimize key business metrics and mobilize financial performance in the evolving economy.

Tuesday, October 30th

The ROI of Embedding Social Purpose in Brand Strategy

  • Cynthia Figge, CEO and Co-Founder; CSRHub
  • Stephen Hahn-Griffiths, Chief Reputation Officer; Reputation Institute

Friends of CSRHub will receive 20% Discount on registration!

Please register here with code “JoinMe”.

 

Program Highlights:

  • Curated Networking
  • Thought-Provoking Plenaries
  • Collaborative Breakout Sessions
  • Interactive Sessions
  • Special Events

 

Key Tracks:

  • Value in Finance & Investing
  • Value in Product & Service Innovation
  • Value in Strategy & Operations
  • Value in Marketing & Communications

 

Sustainable Brands:

Sustainable Brands is home for the global community of business innovators who are shaping the future of commerce worldwide. Since 2006, their goal has been to inspire, engage and equip today’s business and brand leaders to prosper for the near and long term by leading the way to a sustainably abundant future.


 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 550+ 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 Launches its ESGHub App on the Bloomberg App Portal

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 27, 2018 9:00:04 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

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CSRHub Launches its ESGHubTM App on the Bloomberg App Portal

New functionality allows investors to compare ESG scores

New York, September 27, 2018 — CSRHub, a provider of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability rankings, today announced the launch of its ESGHubTM app on the Bloomberg App Portal at {APPS <GO>}. Bloomberg Terminal subscribers can now access the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosure and ratings performance of companies in portfolios, indexes or other financial instruments.

The tool provides subscribers with the ability to compare metrics from Bloomberg and CSRHub at the portfolio level and drill down on the details associated with more than 9,000 companies, which in aggregate, represent more than 90 percent of the world’s market capitalization. ESGHub is designed to help build more resilient portfolios and allow investors to discover new opportunities and views of company performance.

This ESGHub tool on the Bloomberg App Portal is introduced during a time of heightened demand by investors for more ESG reporting and transparency on material issues. To do this effectively, ESG factor analysis requires a simple, powerful and comprehensive set of data. ESGHub, in concert with Bloomberg, provides Terminal subscribers access to deeper insight and an opportunity to note ESG performance across specific companies.  

The ESGHub app generates a scoring matrix to compare Bloomberg’s analysis of corporate sustainability performance with CSRHub’s data. CSRHub aggregates more than 5,000 indicators drawn from more than 500 sources of information on companies' ESG performance, and analyzes twelve factors such as diversity and labor rights, leadership ethics, energy and climate change, training health and safety, and transparency and reporting.

“We are proud to use the Bloomberg App Portal to provide Bloomberg Terminal subscribers with our big data ratings on corporate ESG performance,” said Cynthia Figge, CSRHub CEO and co-founder. “The Bloomberg App Portal enables us to deliver a value-added service to the global financial community as an integrated feature of the Bloomberg Terminal service."

Mike King, Global Business Head for the Bloomberg App Portal said, "ESGHub's launch on the App Portal reinforces our commitment to building a diverse ecosystem of applications on the App Portal. We are continually looking to collaborate with companies like CSRHub in order to bring new, high value applications that complement existing Terminal functionality for the Bloomberg Terminal subscriber base."

The Bloomberg App Portal gives Bloomberg Terminal subscribers access to a diverse library of financial tools, created by Bloomberg clients and third-party software developers from around the world. Applications are reviewed and selected for the Bloomberg App Portal based on a variety of parameters, including the application’s ability to complement and enhance existing features and information resources of the Bloomberg Terminal service. The ESGHub tool complements Bloomberg’s commitment to incorporate more financial data, analysis, news and other capabilities onto the Bloomberg Terminal service that support sustainable investment activities.

Bloomberg Terminal subscribers globally can find dozens of contributed applications on the Bloomberg App Portal at {APPS <GO>} for data visualization, financial analysis, charting, risk modeling and other workflows. CSRHub's ESGHub app is listed as ESGHub on the Bloomberg App Portal or can be accessed directly at {APPS ESGH <GO>}.

To learn more about using ESGHub with the Bloomberg Terminal service or for information about the Bloomberg App Portal community, please contact app_portal@bloomberg.net.

 

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Media Contacts                               

Brittany Baker                   Bloomberg          +1 212-617-0866               bbaker89@bloomberg.net

Cynthia Figge                     CSRHub               +1 425-392-9993               cynthia@csrhub.com

 

About CSRHub

CSRHub is the largest ESG and sustainability rating and information platform globally. We aggregate 180M data points from 550+ 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.

For more information, visit www.csrhub.com or request an ESGHub overview.

 

About Bloomberg

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