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On this edition of The Bottom Line podcast, Rick Wartzman talks to CSRHub’s Cynthia Figge.
In the just released interview with Rick Wartzman, Cynthia Figge, CEO of CSRHub, speaks about Why It Makes Sense For Companies To Be Socially Responsible. The Bottom Line podcast puts a spotlight on companies that are advancing social progress, and draws out insights into some of the most pressing issues of our time. You can listen to this dynamic and in-depth conversation on Capital and Main, here or below.
You can also read about it on Fast Company here.
"Hosted by the Drucker Institute’s Rick Wartzman, the author of four books, The Bottom Line puts a spotlight on companies that are advancing social progress—and those that aren’t.
By engaging in lively conversation with top executives and other experts, Rick draws out insights into some of the most pressing issues of our time—all through the lens of what is arguably the most powerful institution in our country: business.
Cynthia 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 provides access to the world’s largest corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information. It covers over 17,400 companies from 135 industries in 133 countries. By aggregating and normalizing the information from 535 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.