Mike Wallace Speaks at Skytop Strategies’ CSR 2.0 Symposium
On April 20, 2016, Managing Director Mike Wallace will present the panel discussion “Ratings & Rankings: Demystifying CSR as a Factor in Their Calculations” in San Francisco, CA. BrownFlynn clients, partners, and colleagues can receive a special discount on registration.
On May 18, 2016, Principal and Co-Founder Barb Brown will facilitate the North American session entitled: “Thinking Ahead: How the Investor Community is Changing its Need for Sustainability Reporting and Analysis.” Session participants include Evan Harvey (Director of Corporate Responsibility, Nasdaq) and Brent Bergeron (Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Goldcorp).
On February 24, 2016, Managing Director Mike Wallace will moderate a panel discussion at the GreenBiz Forum 2016 entitled: “Conducting a Materiality Assessment That Drives Results.” Panelists include Nicole Koharik, Global Sustainability Marketing Director, GOJO Industries.
G4 GRI-Certified Sustainability Reporting Training in Nashville, TN
March 8–9, 2016, learn the business case for sustainability reporting, an overview of the GRI G4 framework, and details on each of the five phases of the “GRI Process.” This course is designed for individuals developing their company’s sustainability report.
March 9–10, 2016, Principal & Co-Founder Barb Brown will moderate a panel discussion at the Global Ethics Summit, hosted by Ethisphere. BrownFlynn is a supporting partner of the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA), and will be collaborating with members on other projects throughout the year.
A BrownFlynn article authored for Ethisphere magazine. What are the consequences of being in business? This is a question we often ask our clients as they consider compliance requirements, what standards they should set with regard to ethics and integrity, and how they manage their corporate responsibility/sustainability impacts.
Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization about relevance of sustainability to the organization and the organization’s strategy for addressing sustainability
Name of the organization
Primary brands, products, and services
Location of organization’s headquarters
Number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries with significant operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability topics covered in the report
Nature of ownership and legal form
Scale of the reporting organization
Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region, broken down by gender
Percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements
Description of the organization’s supply chain
Significant changes during the reporting period regarding organization's size, structure, ownership, or supply chain
Whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization
Externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses
Memberships in associations and/or national/international advocacy organizations
Entities included in the organization consolidated financial and nonfinancial reports
Process for defining report content
Material aspects identified in the process for defining report content
For each material aspect, the aspect boundary within the organization
For each material aspect, the aspect boundary outside the organization
Explanation of the effect of and reasons for any restatements of information provided in earlier reports
Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope and aspect boundaries
List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization
The basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage
The organization’s approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group, and an indication of whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process
Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting. Report the stakeholder groups that raised each of the key topics and concerns
Date of most recent previous report
Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents
‘In accordance’ option and GRI Content Index
Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report
Governance structure of organization, including committees of the highest governance body
The organization’s values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics
Disclosure on Management Approach for Aspect
Coverage of the organization’s defined benefit plan obligations.
Financial assistance received from government.
Significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts.
Total number and rates of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender and region.
Average hours of training per year per employee, by gender and by employee category.
Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews, by gender and by employee category.