Using ESG Ratings and Disclosure to your Advantage
Co-hosted by Janice Warren, President of OneReport and Cynthia Figge, CEO of CSRHub
Wed, Oct 4, 2017 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
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During this lively and informative session, we will discuss Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors that are relevant for assessing corporate performance, risk, value, and impacts. Often, investor relations and corporate responsibility practitioners have a love/hate relationship with the corporate responsibility, ESG, and sustainable and responsible investments rating organizations, including those that have helped identify and shape disclosure requirements.
This webinar helps untangle the what, why, and “how-tos” of tackling ratings and disclosure with a focus on 2017 challenges and 2018 opportunities including:
- The ESG landscape shift and the new business case
- Materiality: how to identify and track the metrics that matter most
- Integrating process and internal stakeholders: challenges and opportunities
- Navigating the road ahead: ESG ratings and reporting pitfalls, perception, and performance
Who should attend:
- Those involved in developing or managing a corporate or ESG strategy
- Corporate responsibility and investor relations practitioners
- Corporate communications and public affairs professionals
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 and has worked with major organizations including BNSF, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Dow Jones, and REI to help craft sustainability strategy integrated with business. She is a national speaker on trends in environment, social and governance (ESG), and business intelligence. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur in CSR/ESG, she was an Officer of LIN Broadcasting/ McCaw Cellular leading new services development. Cynthia serves as an Advisor to media and technology companies, and is Chair of Compassionate Action Network (CAN). Cynthia has an MBA from Harvard Business School and is based in the Seattle area. View more information on CSRHub.
Janice Warren is President of OneReport, an innovative provider of corporate responsibility (CR) software for information management, reporting, and publishing. She and her firm help companies navigate leading investment research organizations and environmental, social and governance (ESG) frameworks and address evolving ESG metrics for raters, investors, and stakeholders. Previously, Janice managed investor relations and corporate communications for a specialty materials manufacturer, where she handled responses to ESG questionnaires, external reporting and communications. Janice is a long-standing National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) member and has served on the board of the NIRI Boston Chapter. Her involvement with responsible investment and corporate responsibility began as an undergraduate student at Bowdoin College. Janice holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School. View more information on OneReport.