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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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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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How to Cope With Survey Fatigue?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 19, 2014 9:00:11 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

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Will responding to 200 questionnaires per year get your company a good sustainability rating?

 

Large companies get asked for sustainability information from hundreds of different groups. Wall Street research houses, mutual fund groups, “engagement-oriented” investors, stock exchanges, government regulators, not-for-profit groups, community organizations, consumer researchers, major customers (via supply chain questionnaires), activists, and academics each ask for data. These groups do not harmonize their requests, use common definitions for the terms they use, or work on the same schedule.

Join CSRHub Co-founder and CEO, Bahar Gidwani and notable CSR leaders for the next CRA-sponsored webinar event as they discuss the following issues:

  • Does not responding to some or all of the questions asked, affect how a company is perceived?
  • Which groups should a company respond to and which can it safely ignore?
  • How can a company get maximum value out of the ratings and input it receives from those to whom it chooses to report?

Panelists include:

Bahar Gidwani, Co-founder and CEO, CSRHub
Niki King, Senior Manager CSR Program Office, Campbell Soup Company
Maia Kutner, Director, Technical Reporting, CDP
Benoit Terpereau, Product Manager, Enablon/Wizness

How to Cope With Survey Fatigue?
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM EDT

Free webinar

Corporate Responsibility Association

Register today! This is a free webinar, and space fills up quickly.

See the complete CRA webinar series to watch previous webinars and review upcoming webinars.


CSRHub provides access to corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information on 8,900+ companies from 135 industries in 102 countries. By aggregating and normalizing the information from 325 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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