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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’s Bahar Gidwani Speaking at Sustainable Brand’s New Metrics ‘14

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 22, 2014 9:48:27 AM / by Bahar Gidwani

CSRHub CEO and Co-founder Bahar Gidwani will be speaking at Sustainable Brand’sSustainable Brands '14 New Metrics ‘14, September 24-25, 2014 in Boston, MA.  Bahar will be on a discussion panel, Tapping the Crowd for Insights and Solutions: Crowdsourcing, Crowdfunding, and the Personal Data Economy, along with executives from:Reki Hattori, CTO, Datacoup

Thomas Malone, Director, Climate Co-Lab

Gwen Nguyen, Cause Director, Indiegogo

Bahar Gidwani, CEO, CSRHub

Tapping the Crowd for Insights and Solutions: Crowdsourcing, Crowdfunding, and the Personal Data Economy

There is currently a boom in tech advances enabling companies to tap the crowd for multiple new types of data and solutions to complex business problems. Whether we're talking about new ways to collect, store and trade personal data, or new tech vehicles for pooling collective intelligence in response to climate change, or creative applications of crowdfunding platforms – there is a lot of valuable knowledge in this field for sustainability, marketing and finance professionals!

Use the code NWSPKNM14 for 20% off  your pass and join us in Boston, Sept. 24-26.


Bahar GidwaniBahar Gidwani is CEO and Co-founder of CSRHub.  He 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. Bahar is a member of the SASB Advisory Board.  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 9,100+ companies from 135 industries in 104 countries. By aggregating and normalizing the information from 339 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 change the world.

 

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Women's Network for a Sustainable Future Event

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 4, 2014 9:15:45 PM / by CSRHub Blogging

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Cynthia Figge, Cofounder and COO of CSRHub, will be attending the Sustainable Seattle and Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future Event on March 6th.

Connect with other women and men to discuss women in sustainability and how we can create new systems to move sustainable business forward.

The guest speaker is KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, CEO/Founder of Sustainable Brands, presents Getting the Frame Right – What Comes Next For Women Leading Sustainability.

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

5:00 -7:30 pm

Presentations begin at 5:30 pm

Adobe Systems Inc

801 North 34th Street, Seattle

Tickets: $15 online

$20 day of and at the door

Appetizers & non-Alcoholic Beverages included

Register

Want to read more on this topic? Check out KoAnn's article Getting the Frame Right

There are 2 scholarship tickets left, contact Cheryl @ wnsf.seattle@gmail.com


Cynthia FiggeCynthia Figge is a forerunner and thought leader in the corporate sustainability movement. She is COO and Cofounder of CSRHub, the world’s largest database that aggregates and organizes data and knowledge on the social, environmental, and governance performance of 8,400 companies to provide sustainability ratings to the marketplace. In 1996 she co-founded EKOS International, one of the first consultancies integrating sustainability and corporate strategy. Prior to founding EKOS, she was an officer of LIN Broadcasting / McCaw Cellular, and led new businesses and services with Weyerhaeuser, New York Daily News; and with New Ventures. Cynthia is Board Director of the Compassionate Action Network International. Cynthia received her bachelor's degree in Economics and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. She lives in the Seattle area.

CSRHub provides access to corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information on 8,900 companies from 135 industries in 103 countries. By aggregating and normalizing the information from 300+ 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 change the world.

 

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CSRHub's Cynthia Figge Attending Sustainable Brands Conference

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 6, 2012 8:11:02 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

CSRHub COO and Co-founder Cynthia Figge is attending the Sustainable Brands 2012 Conference. Taking place in San Diego, The Sustainable Brands Conference is where sustainability, brand and innovation leaders from around the world gather to learn, share and take action together to shape the future. From June 4 to June 7, world class thought leaders and practitioners will share experiences and best practices in leading the sustainability revolution. Speakers will include Rick Ridgeway of Patagonia, Jeff Rice of Walmart, Freya Williams of Ogilvy and Mather, Cindy Drucker of SC Johnson and Ian Yolles of Recyclebank. Figge was a speaker at the first Sustainable Brands Conference in New Orleans 6 years ago. With over 1,500 people registered for this year's conference in San Diego, we've come a long way in building the sustainability community. To register for webcasts of plenary sessions, visit: http://www.sustainablebrands.com/events/sb12/live/register. 

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