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CSRHub’s Cynthia Figge Speaking at Sustainable Brands New Metrics ‘19

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 6, 2019 9:50:37 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

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CSRHub CEO and Co-founder, Cynthia Figge will be speaking at the Sustainable Brands New Metrics ’19 Conference, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, held November 18-20, 2019.

Cynthia will be joining a keynote plenary panel speaking on Trends and Opportunities in Values-Based Investor Engagement on Wednesday November 20, 2019.

This session will discuss the trend of values-based investing as part of the rapidly changing sustainable investing space. The conversation will cover the main ways in which investment patterns are being adjusted or transformed in light of the growing importance of sustainability issues and new types of relevant company data. Participants will also address the effects that these new dynamics are having on relationships between companies and investors.

Trends and Opportunities in Values-Based Investor Engagement
Wednesday November 20, 2019

Cora Olsen Cora Olsen, Global Lead, Integrated Reporting, Novo Nordisk
Megan Maltenfort Megan Maltenfort, Director, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Campbell Soup

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Cynthia Figge, CEO and Co-Founder, CSRHub

 

Friends of CSRHub will receive 20% Discount on registration!

Please register here with code “CSRHub”.

 

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ecountabl and CSRHub Sign Data License Agreement

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 18, 2019 9:50:03 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

October 17, 2019

ALEXANDRIA, VA and KATONAH, NY – ecountabl, Inc., the technology company that helps Americans live up to their values in daily life, and CSRHub, a leading provider of corporate social responsibility (CSR) information, announced they have signed a license agreement that facilitates the use of CSRHub’s best-in-class CSR information in ecountabl’s groundbreaking consumer financial technology platform.

“ecountabl is pleased to be working with CSRHub to make corporate social and environmental information accessible and shareable for American consumers,” said Cody Taylor, ecountabl co-founder. “CSRHub offers an incredible database of independent and trustworthy information that we can use to help individuals make purchasing decisions that align with their values.”

ecountabl will use CSRHub data as an input to its revolutionary ecountabl Score, a consumer metric that helps individuals identify companies and brands that share their personal values in areas like climate protection, gender equality, racial diversity, human rights, and fair worker treatment. The ecountabl Score connects directly with users’ personal financial accounts through the ecountabl mobile app.

”CSRHub is delighted to provide information to ecountabl’s great service to drive more socially responsible consumer decisions,” said Cynthia Figge, CSRHub Co-Founder and CEO.

 

About CSRHub

CSRHub, a New York-based certified B Corporation, provides access to one of the world’s broadest and most consistent set of Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) ratings and information on 18,000 companies in 141 countries. Its 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 products are also available through partners including Bloomberg’s App Store and Open:FactSet.

About ecountabl

ecountabl is a purpose-driven technology company that makes the social and environmental performance of companies accessible and shareable for ordinary Americans. Founded in 2019, we make independent data on thousands of companies available in our mobile app, connectable to personal financial accounts, and shareable on social media. We are a public benefit corporation with a mission to help people live up to their values in daily life. For more information, visit www.ecountabl.com.

 

Press Contact: info@ecountabl.com
Press Contact: csrhub.news@csrhub.com

Source: ecountabl Inc. and CSRHub

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CSRHub’s Cynthia Figge speaking at Future in Review

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 9, 2019 9:41:53 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

Future in Review Oct. 8-11, 2019 at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA, A Strategic News Service Presentation

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CSRHub’s CEO and co-founder Cynthia Figge will be speaking on a panel discussing Scalable Technologies for the Climate Crisis.

Scalable Technologies for the Climate Crisis
1:30 PM-2:00 PM Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019

 


Speakers: 
Cynthia Figge, Ali DouraghyAaron FykeStephen Honikman 

Ali Douraghy Chief Strategy Officer, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Berkeley Lab

Ali_DouraphyAli Douraghy designs and leads multidisciplinary science and technology strategies for solving global challenges affecting society and the planet. As chief strategy officer for Earth & Environmental Sciences at Berkeley Lab, Ali reports to the associate lab director, leading the development of strategic initiatives for a team of 500 researchers working to translate scientific discoveries into breakthrough solutions for energy and the environment. Prior to Berkeley Lab, Ali was senior international programs officer at the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. From 2010 to 2014, Ali was with USAID, first in the Washington, DC, area as Science & Technology advisor, playing a lead role in advancing global engagement and the science and technology cooperation initiatives outlined in President Obama’s 2009 Cairo address. For two years after that, he was USAID’s director of Science & Technology in Jakarta. In this role, he led the development of USAID/Indonesia’s Science, Technology & Innovation strategy – a first for USAID country missions worldwide.

Stephen Honikman Emergent Microgrid

Stephen_HonikmanStephen Honikman has spent his career immersed in sustainability and technology innovation, involved in both startup ventures and large enterprises. Born and raised in a “solar home,” Stephen learned, at an early age, the value of resilience, efficiency, and technical innovation as a tool to overcome the manmade limitations that are an intrinsic part of the energy markets. Stephen's initial career was spent in Silicon Valley during the heady days of the late 1990s participating in early internet development and commercialization – learning firsthand the transformative value of expansive networks and the opportunities created when established enterprises fail to see coming disruptions. Now, coming off 10+ years of activity in commercial-scale solar finance, Stephen is combining his experiences and interest in distributed energy resource development, storage, and software to accelerate commercialization of scalable microgrids that marry the resilience and value propositions of behind-the-meter storage with the additional value unlocked through creation of an aggregated energy storage network that can monetize the grid-services market and bring agency to electricity prosumers.

Aaron Fyke Founder and Managing Partner, Thin Line Capital

Aaron_FykeAaron Fyke has spent over twenty years as an investor, engineering, and entrepreneur, having cofounded six companies in a number of technology areas including fuel cell, ocean power, concentrating solar, and energy storage.

He is currently Founder and Managing Partner of Thin Line Capital, bringing investment capital to bear on some of the world’s toughest problems in energy, water and food sustainability.

While CEO of Edisun Heliostats, he was committed to lowering the costs of solar thermal power.  Prior to Edisun, Aaron was the Founder and CEO of Energy Cache, a low-cost grid scale energy storage technology company, serving a multi-billion dollar energy market - backed by Idealab, Bill Gates, NRG, and others.  Aaron continued his work with gravity storage with Energy Vault, which received a significant investment from SoftBank.

Previously he headed up the development of a $10M X PRIZE in Energy for the X PRIZE Foundation. Prior to that he was a Partner at Starfish Ventures, Australia’s largest venture capital firm, where Aaron led the investment into the fund’s biggest investment and exit.  Aaron is an adjunct lecturer on entrepreneurship at USC and has been a consultant and keynote speaker to utilities (e.g., TransAlta), corporations (e.g., Google), and a number of conference and media events (MIT Tech Review, AlwaysOn Going Green and others).

Aaron earned his MBA and MSME as an LGO fellow at MIT, and his BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria, graduating at the top of his class. He has been certified as a Professional Engineer both in California and British Columbia. 

Cynthia FiggeCEO and Co-founder, CSRHub LLC

cynthia_figge-at-Sustainable-Brands-13-9Cynthia Figge is a forerunner, entrepreneur, and thought leader in the corporate sustainability movement. Cynthia is CEO and co-founder of CSRHub, a leading big-data ESG (environment, social, governance) information platform. CSRHub provides consensus ratings on the performance of 18,000 companies worldwide and serves the corporate, financial, and academic sectors and API partners. Cynthia co-founded EKOS International in 1996, one of the first consultancies integrating sustainability and corporate strategy. She has worked with major organizations including Boeing, Coca-Cola, Dow Jones, and REI to help craft sustainability strategy integrated with business. Cynthia is a national speaker on trends in ESG, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and business intelligence. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur in CSR/ESG, Cynthia was an officer of LIN Broadcasting / McCaw Cellular, leading new services development. She serves as an advisor to media and technology companies and is chair of Compassionate Action Network (CAN). Cynthia has an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is based in the Seattle area.

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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 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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