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CSRHub’s Cynthia Figge Speaking at Future in Review

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 29, 2016 1:48:13 PM / by CSRHub Blogging

CSRHub COO and Co-founder Cynthia Figge is speaking at the Future in Review (FiRe) Conference today at Stein Eriksen Lodge, Park City, Utah.

Fire in Review

Cynthia is hosting "Human Trafficking and the SNS GRS System in the UK" with Andrew Wallis OBE, Founder and CEO, Unseen UK.

 

With scant data yet an acknowledged growing problem estimated to affect 46 million victims and an illicit trade with profits of at least $150 billion per annum, combatting modern slavery is a critical problem facing societies around the globe.

Andrew Wallis OBE, Founder and CEO of Unseen UK, and Cynthia Figge, Cofounder and COO of CSRHub, discuss this global challenge. Helplines are part of the solution and the UK’s Modern Slavery Helpline and Resource Centre brings us closer to the eradication of modern slavery. Now, victims, the public, statutory agencies and businesses have access to information and support on a 24/7 basis. The next goal is to move to an easily remembered and internationally recognisable 3-digit or 4-digit helpline number. This means anyone can call, regardless of where they are in the world.

Adding to the data gathered from the helpline, redacted data from survivors, law enforcement data and business data, we will begin to be able to analyse and model those data sets to understand the nature, scale and typology of the issue and over time allow big data providers such as CSRHub and others to help us move predictive analysis in combating modern slavery.

Speaker bios:

https://www.futureinreview.com/topics/leaders/cynthia-figge/

https://www.futureinreview.com/topics/leaders/andrew-wallis/

"Human Trafficking and the SNS GRS System in the UK":

  • With Andrew Wallis OBE, Founder and CEO, Unseen UK
  • Hosted by Cynthia Figge, Co-Founder and COO, CSRHub and EKOS International

Future in Review

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Second SASB Partner Report

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 29, 2016 9:29:41 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

Interested in how SASB will affect the Apparel, Accessories and Footwear industry?CSRHub SASB Apparel Report

CSRHub has just released The SASS (Sustainable Accounting Standings Series) Apparel, Accessories and Footwear Industry Report.

CSRHub is the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board's™ (SASB™) first partner in its newly-launched "Research & Insight Partnership Program." This is the second report in a series that will cover all 79 of SASB’s Sustainable Industry Classification System™ (SICS™) industries — the first was on the Metal & Mining industry and it remain available on the CSRHub site, here. CSRHub’s co-author for the reports has been the well-respected consulting firm, EKOS International.

This new report describes the current state of sustainability reporting for the 280 companies that SASB mapped to the Apparel, Accessories and Footwear industry. It also discusses reporting trends in general for this industry and includes information on another 61 of the industry’s companies who are not covered by SICS.

The 60 page report may be purchased from the CSRHub web site. You can see the table of contents and the first few pages of the report here.


CSRHub provides access to the world’s largest corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information.  It covers over 15,000 companies from 135 industries in 132 countries. By aggregating and normalizing the information from 435 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 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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CRA Webinar Part 2 - Using Your Sustainability/CSR Report for Real Market Advantage

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 19, 2016 10:52:20 AM / by Cynthia Figge

Corporate Responsibility Association

Join us for part 2 of our two part webinar series on January 20th, 2016 with two of the field's foremost sustainability practitioners – ‘internal’ strategic advisors to the CSR reporting for many of North America's most well-known companies – and designers of the world’s largest database of ‘external’ Sustainability/ESG ratings. Lorinda Rowledge, PhD, Cofounder of EKOS International, and Cynthia Figge, COO and Cofounder of CSRHub and Cofounder of EKOS, provide practical advice and succinct "lessons learned” on CSR reporting.

CSRHub and EKOS International webinars

During Webinar 401: Using Your Sustainability/ CSR Report for Real Market Advantage on January 20th, 2016: 

Participants will learn how to increase the positive impact of their Sustainability Report -- improving environmental performance, increasing brand value, connecting with customers, engaging employees, and accelerating a culture of continuous improvement.

If you have been publishing a Sustainability/CSR Report for several years and wonder how to improve it and reach more stakeholders who really care, this webinar will address:

  • Trends in Sustainability/CSR reporting in the US and globally
  • Amping up the benefits of CSR reporting to various stakeholder groups including customers, investors, employees, communities and partners
  • Managing ESG and mainstream investor expectations for reporting
  • Ways to leverage your public reporting to improve your ESG analyst ratings
  • New reporting standards including GRI G4 and SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board)
  • Evolving software platforms for reporting your metrics and KPIs
  • Comparative CSR ratings and benchmarking your progress
  • Resources and recommendations

Register for GDG

Register for Part Two here.

Miss Part 1, Creating a Winning First Time Sustainability/CSR Report? See the slides or watch the webinar 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.

Lorinda RowledgeLorinda Rowledge is Partner and Co-founder of EKOS International, and Founding Provost Bainbridge Graduate Institute. Lorinda has for over 20 years helped executives of leading global companies integrate sustainability and business strategy. She co-authored Mapping the Journey: Case Studies in Implementing Sustainable Development Strategies. Prior to co-founding EKOS, from 1986 to 1994, Lorinda was one of four partners managing the Deltapoint Corporation, a consulting and publishing firm leading in advanced Japanese management systems. Lorinda has led 5 Executive Study Missions to Europe and Japan, Lorinda holds a Ph.D., specializing in Organizational Psychology, from the University of Oregon.

 

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CSRHub Named First Partner of SASB’s New Research & Insight Partnership Program

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 3, 2015 11:04:59 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

New York, December 3, 2015— Today The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board™ (SASB)™ announced that CSRHub® is the first partner of their newly launched Research & Insight Partnership Program, in which commercial and academic partners use SASB intellectual property (IP) to surface market trends and set benchmarks. SASB is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides sustainability accounting standards for use by publicly listed corporations in the U.S.  CSRHub is a B Corporation that has built the world’s largest database of sustainability information.

Markets have started to recognize the materiality of select sustainability information. More research is needed in order to help corporate and investment professionals understand and manage this evolving field. To address this need, SASB has launched the Research & Insight Partnership Program.

CSRHub will kick off the partnership with a series of reports it is co-authoring with EKOS International. The reports analyze the state of sustainability disclosure and reporting trends at an industry level. This first report in the Sustainable Accounting Standings Series (SASS), which will focus on the Sustainable Industry Classification System™ (SICS™) Metals and Mining Industry, is available today at http://www.csrhub.com/content/sustainable-accounting-standings-series-sass-metals-and-mining-industry/

To request information on the Sustainable Accounting Standings Series, please contact Cynthia@csrhub.com.

To request information on the Research and Insight Partnership program, please contact Eli.Reisman@sasb.org.

 

About CSRHub

CSRHub® provides access to the world’s largest corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information service, covering 15,000+ companies in 132 countries. By aggregating and normalizing the information from 400+ 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, professionals, and academics use CSRHub to benchmark company and supply chain performance, learn how stakeholders evaluate company CSR practices, and seek ways to improve corporate sustainability performance. Subscribers can access 12 indicators and millions of detailed data points on employee, environment, community and governance performance. CSRHub is a B Corporation. For more information about CSRHub, visit www.csrhub.com or contact sales@csrhub.com.

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About SASB

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board™ (SASB)™ is an independent 501(c)3 organization that issues industry-specific standards for use in disclosing material sustainability information in filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP, and Mary Schapiro, former SEC chairman, serve as chair and vice chair of SASB’s Board of Directors, and Dr. Jean Rogers serves as Founder and CEO. More than 2,800 individuals representing $23.4T assets under management and $11T market capital have participated in multi-stakeholder industry working groups informing standards development. For more information about SASB, visit www.sasb.org, or follow us on YouTube, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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About EKOS International

EKOS International is a leading strategic sustainability consulting firm, helping companies understand sustainability as a key driver of competitive advantage and integrate CSR/sustainability into core strategy, brand and operations. EKOS partners with clients to develop and implement: improvements in business performance, breakthroughs in customer loyalty and competitive advantage, and sustainability platforms that drive profitability, innovation, value creation, brand value, and legacy. EKOS services include strategy development, benchmarking and best practices, Sustainability/CSR Reporting, employee and stakeholder education and engagement, crowdsourced innovation, and value stream optimization. For more information about EKOS International, visit www.ekosi.com.

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2 CRA Webinars: Creating a Winning First Time Sustainability/CSR Report

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 23, 2015 11:32:11 AM / by Cynthia Figge

Corporate Responsibility Association

Join our two part webinar series on both November 18th, 2015 and January 20th, 2016 with two of the field's foremost sustainability practitioners – ‘internal’ strategic advisors to the CSR reporting for many of North America's most well-known companies – and designers of the world’s largest database of ‘external’ Sustainability/ESG ratings. Lorinda Rowledge, PhD, Cofounder of EKOS International, and Cynthia Figge, COO and Cofounder of CSRHub and Cofounder of EKOS, provide practical advice and succinct "lessons learned” on CSR reporting.

CSRHub and EKOS International webinars

During Webinar 101: Creating a Winning First Time Sustainability/ CSR Report, on November 18th, 2015:

Participants will learn how to increase the positive impact of their Sustainability Report -- improving environmental performance, increasing brand value, connecting with customers, engaging employees, and accelerating a culture of continuous improvement.

Whether you are tackling your first or evolving your nascent sustainability/ corporate social responsibility report, this webinar will help you improve your reporting. They will address:

  • The strategic context for sustainability/CSR reporting
  • Benefits of CSR reporting to stakeholder groups
  • Evolving investor and market expectations for reporting
  • Report content: determining what to report
  • Metrics, key performance indicators (KPIs) & measurement
  • Pitfalls typical for first time reporters
  • Creative direction and storyboard
  • Insights in CSR report project planning
  • Communicating your report to stakeholders
  • Company CSR ratings & benchmarking
  • Lessons learned & recommendations
  • Resources for creating your CSR report

Register for GDG

Register for Part One here.

During Webinar 401: Using Your Sustainability/ CSR Report for Real Market Advantage on January 20th, 2016: 

Participants will learn how to increase the positive impact of their Sustainability Report -- improving environmental performance, increasing brand value, connecting with customers, engaging employees, and accelerating a culture of continuous improvement.

If you have been publishing a Sustainability/CSR Report for several years and wonder how to improve it and reach more stakeholders who really care, this webinar will address:

  • Trends in Sustainability/CSR reporting in the US and globally
  • Amping up the benefits of CSR reporting to various stakeholder groups including customers, investors, employees, communities and partners
  • Managing ESG and mainstream investor expectations for reporting
  • Ways to leverage your public reporting to improve your ESG analyst ratings
  • New reporting standards including GRI G4 and SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board)
  • Evolving software platforms for reporting your metrics and KPIs
  • Comparative CSR ratings and benchmarking your progress
  • Resources and recommendations

Register for GDG

Register for Part Two here.

Although this webinar is a two part series, it is not required to sign up for both. Choose the webinar best suited to your needs.


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.

Lorinda RowledgeLorinda Rowledge is Partner and Co-founder of EKOS International, and Founding Provost Bainbridge Graduate Institute. Lorinda has for over 20 years helped executives of leading global companies integrate sustainability and business strategy. She co-authored Mapping the Journey: Case Studies in Implementing Sustainable Development Strategies. Prior to co-founding EKOS, from 1986 to 1994, Lorinda was one of four partners managing the Deltapoint Corporation, a consulting and publishing firm leading in advanced Japanese management systems. Lorinda has led 5 Executive Study Missions to Europe and Japan, Lorinda holds a Ph.D., specializing in Organizational Psychology, from the University of Oregon.

 

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