Talks & Lectures
3 Oct 2018
Altorfer 501 and online via Blackboard Collaborate

VIRTUAL: From Disclosure of ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) Metrics to Sustainability Performance: Building the Virtuous Loop

Sustainability Seminar Series

Cynthia Figge

Attendance is free but seating is limited to 30 people, so please RSVP to Dr. Sarkar at [email protected]

The fall Sustainability Seminar Series continues on November 7 with the virtual talk "From Disclosure of ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) Metrics to Sustainability Performance: Building the Virtuous Loop" by Cynthia Figge of CSRHub.

This talk will present new insights between ESG (environment, social, governance) corporate disclosure and performance. Although disclosure is necessary, it is not sufficient for high performance ratings among leading ESG analysts.

CSRHub recently launched Bloomberg’s first ESG app offering two ways analyzing corporate sustainability performance and how they correlate. Bloomberg’s ESG disclosure scores indicate how much a company has reported about its sustainability performance. CSRHub’s metrics provide an aggregated third party sustainability experts’ assessment of company sustainability performance. Figge will discuss CSRHub’s findings on 10,000+ equities that have both metrics, representing more than 90 percent of world market capitalization. A sneak preview: disclosure is a first step to the virtuous loop of improved performance, but it’s only the beginning.

Cynthia Figge is a forerunner, entrepreneur and thought leader in the corporate sustainability movement. Cynthia is CEO and co-founder of CSRHub. Founded in 2007, CSRHub is now the largest database on the CSR/ESG performance of 18,000 companies worldwide, providing sustainability ratings and business intelligence to professionals, academics and API partners. Cynthia has worked with major organizations including Alaska Airlines, Boeing, BNSF, Coca-Cola, and REI on CSR strategy and reporting. She is board chair of Compassionate Action Network and advisor to Strategic News Service Future in Review. She has presented at the following leading conferences: Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, Outsell, ND GAIN, SNS Future in Review, Sustainable Brands, SB New Metrics, Skytop Strategies, Sustainatopia, Seattle University’s Just Sustainability, SRI Conference and TEDx. Cynthia received her bachelor's degree in economics from Lawrence University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

For more information, please contact Dr. Dibs Sarkar at [email protected] For those who are unable to attend in person, the seminar will be live webcast via Stevens WebCampus and Blackboard Collaborate.

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