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CSRHub shares more Rays of Hope - reach 500 sources

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 17, 2017 11:01:42 AM / by Cynthia Figge

We enter the New Year with some Rays of Hope for the world and at CSRHub.  After nine years of pioneering work, we have just ingested our 500th data source and track the perceived sustainability performance of almost 17,000 companies worldwide. We now aggregate 13 expert ESG investor research databases, and a vast array of NGO and rich data sources providing a strong signal on how companies are perceived by financial analysts and other stakeholders.

During 2017, we plan to continue expanding both the range of sources we ingest500 sources v2.jpg (we have >100 new sources in our pipeline) and the number of companies we track (we have data on another 140,000 companies).

We are adding 3 million data elements per month to our 100 million analyzed data elements. If you haven’t visited our new company page new design lately, please see the Wal-mart company page sample or request a demo to get a glimpse of how big data and benchmark tools can increase your CSR / ESG business intelligence. 

  See Wal-Mart Sample Page         Request a Demo

This year we will continue working on our goal to make a public, affordable, and standardized measure of company ESG performance that empowers our users to improve corporate social performance. 

Thank you for the work you do and for being members of our community.

Best regards,

Cynthia Figge

Co-founder and COO, CSRHub

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Second Generation of CSR/ESG Metrics & Bringing ‘Dark Data’ to Light

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 25, 2017 10:06:35 AM / by Cynthia Figge

We are seeing a rising wave of change as we transition from our current metrics systems to a second generation.

Since cofounding EKOS 20 years ago, I have worked with great companies including Alaska Airlines, Boeing, Coca Cola and REI on helping to develop their first and early Sustainability Reports. The first generation of sustainability metrics was provided mostly by voluntary self-reported data designed primarily for Wall Street Socially Responsible Investors, employees and stakeholders. Now, a second generation of more rigorously defined metrics is being developed by both government-related and non-governmental organizations. 

How can we transition our companies towards a disclosure landscape that is less confusing, more consistent, and more empowering?

How can we greatly expand the coverage of companies that disclose?

Download the Sustainable Brands New Metrics full presentation below to learn more. 

 

  Second Generation of CSR/ESG Metrics - Bringing Dark Data to Light

  


Cynthia Figge, Co-founder and COO of CSRHubCynthia 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 COO 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CSRHub's Cythnia Figge to Speak at Sustainable Brands '16

[fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2016 10:04:44 AM / by Cynthia Figge

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CSRHub COO and CoFounder Cynthia Figge will be moderating a panel at Sustainable Brands 2016 conference, in San Diego on June 6-9. The panel will be discussing New CDP Product-Level Supply Chain Data: Analysis and Recommendations.

At SB’16 San Diego, thought leaders, brand innovators, designers, and global business leaders will gather to explore various topics and issues pertinent to sustainability. Participants are leading the way with creativity and new products and services facilitating the transition to a truly sustainable future.

Wednesday, June 8th 11:30am-12:30pm PDT

New CDP Product-Level Supply Chain Data: Analysis and Recommendations

  • Betty Cremmins, Senior Manager, CDP
  • Christoph Meinrenken, Chief Data Scientist, COCLEAR
  • Cynthia Figge, COO and CoFounder, CSRHub

SB’16 San Diego is the largest gathering of change makers representing many of the world’s largest global brands, disruptive social entrepreneurs, NGO’s, investors, academia plus a multitude of other stakeholders that support them. For more information regarding the event, click here.  To register for the conference, members of CSRHub may use a 20% Speaker Discount Code. Please use NWSPKSB16SD when registering.

New CDP Product-Level Supply Chain Data: Analysis and Recommendations Panel will cover:

 

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has partnered with CoClear to analyze its product life cycle data from CDP’s Supply Chain Climate Change Information Request. Over 1,500 companies from 30 countries, representing 10 industry sectors, responded to the CDP questionnaire in 2013, 2014 & 2015. These companies provided life cycle emissions data on more than 300 products. Prior efforts to understand industry emissions often relied on “top-down” methods of analysis, examining high level, aggregate emissions data. With top-down analyses, it is often difficult to pinpoint with particularity the causes of carbon emissions – and which products and brands in a company’s portfolio offer the most potential for efficiency improvements. This analysis, on the other hand, identifies which life cycle stage cause highest emissions in each industry and how sectors track and manage these hotspots over time. The goal is to help industries identify efficiency improvements throughout their value chain.


Cynthia Figge, Co-founder and COO of CSRHubCynthia 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 COO 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.

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CSRHub COO and Cofounder Cynthia Figge Joins Impact Conference at Sustainatopia

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 27, 2016 10:28:16 AM / by Cynthia Figge

Sustainatopia 2016

CSRHub COO and Cofounder Cynthia Figge will be speaking at the Annual Impact Conference at Sustainatopia on Monday, May 2nd in San Francisco, California. The session will discuss Driving Impact & Robust Returns Through Renewables.

The Impact Conference at Sustainatopia 2015 will be one of the best opportunities to learn, network, and connect with hundreds of top global impact leaders and organizations.

Monday, May 2nd 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Driving Impact & Robust Returns Through Renewables

  • Chris Warren, Clean Energy Advisors
  • Erik Melang, Clean Energy Advisors
  • Cynthia Figge, CSRHub

The Impact Conference is part of Sustainatopia, one of the largest events in the world for financial, social and environmental sustainability. For more information on the event, click here.


Cynthia Figge, Co-founder and COO of CSRHubCynthia 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 COO 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. 

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CSRHub's Cynthia Figge Speaking at Skytop Strategies CSR 2.0 Conference

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 7, 2016 9:58:00 AM / by Cynthia Figge

Skytop CSR 2.0

Join Skytop Strategies CSR 2.0 Conference, where our
Co-founder and COO, Cynthia Figge, will be moderating the Performance Drivers: Big Data, Transparency and CSR panel. This conference will be held on April 20th in San Francisco, California.  CSRHub will also be a strategic partner of this conference.

Skytop’s CSR 2.0 Conference will be attended by Corporate Responsibility Officers, Heads of Marketing and Strategy, and Human Capital Executives, with the goals of engaging, discovering as well as applying corporate social responsibility strategies.

For more information, please click here to visit Skytop Strategies website for the conferences agenda.

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