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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's Bahar Gidwani presents at SB New Metrics

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 7, 2015 12:22:22 PM / by Bahar Gidwani

CSRHub co-founder Bahar Gidwani presented to Sustainability Brands New Metrics Sustainable Brands New Metrics '15(#newmetrics) our thoughts about how to close the gap between sustainability and profitability.  More than 1,000 leaders in the sustainability area are attending this well-respected conference, this year.

To see Bahar's presentation, click here or below.

See slides in pdf

Bahar GidwaniBahar Gidwani  has built and run large technology-based businesses for many years. Bahar holds a CFA, worked on Wall Street with Kidder, Peabody, and with McKinsey & Co. Bahar has consulted to a number of major companies and currently serves on the board of several software and Web companies. 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 provides access to corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information on 15,100+ companies from 135 industries in 132 countries. Managers, researchers and activists use CSRHub to benchmark company performance, learn how stakeholders evaluate company CSR practices and seek ways to change the world.


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Join CSRHub’s Cynthia Figge at Sustainable Brands New Metrics conference!

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 12, 2013 10:06:39 AM / by Cynthia Figge

CSRHub Cofounder and COO, Cynthia Figge, is speaking at the New Metrics of Sustainable Sustainable Brands New Metrics ConferenceBusiness conference sponsored by Sustainable Brands on September 24-25, 2013 at the University of Pennsylvania. Cynthia will be speaking on 2 topics:Evening Plenary Discussion: New Metrics for Trust, Reputation and Green Brand ValueAre current leading measures of trust, reputation and brand value adequate? Up to speed with a rapidly changing landscape of stakeholders' attitudes? What co-creative efforts might assessment and data providers engage in to get to improved metrics of evolving notions of trust, reputation and brand value? How can brands stay ahead of that process?Amy du Pon
Global Head of Data Insights, Havas Media Group

Cynthia Figge
Co-Founder, CSRHub

Denis Riney
Senior Partner, Marketing, BrandLogic

David Metcalfe
CEO & Co-Founder, VerdantixCompare and Contrast: Sustainability Performance Ratings and RankingsWith over 100 organizations working on some kind of sustainability performance rating or ranking, how can companies decide which one(s) to focus on, or manage against? What do the people behind some of the most popular methodologies out there worry about, and is there any order to this seemingly chaotic situation? What should brands worry about in this confusing picture?Mark Tulay
Program and Organizational Development Executive, Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR)

Toby Heaps
CEO, Corporate Knights

Bob Mann
COO, Sustainalytics

Cynthia Figge
Co-Founder, CSRHub

Register today at www.sbiif.com/register using the code NWSPKNM for 20% off an All Event or 1-day ticket for the conference.

Cynthia FiggeCynthia Figge is a forerunner, thought leader and speaker on the corporate sustainability movement. As the co-founder and COO of CSRHub, Cynthia's team provides free corporate sustainability ratings on over 8,400 publicly-traded and private companies worldwide. In addition to CSRHub, Cynthia is the co-founder of EKOS International, one of the first consultancies to integrate sustainability and corporate strategy. She has crafted corporate sustainability strategies for a host of major organizations, including BNSF, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Dow Jones, and REI. Cynthia also serves as an advisor to SNS Future in Review, Board Director of Compassionate Action Network, and served as President of the Board of Sustainable Seattle. She has an MBA from Harvard Business School. Prior speaking engagements in corporate responsibility have included SRI Basecamp, Future in Review, Sustainable Brands, and SRI in the Rockies.


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