Learn the business case for sustainability reporting, an overview of the GRI Standards, and details on each of the five phases of the “GRI Process." This course is designed for individuals developing a company’s sustainability report.
This four-hour session provides an orientation to the newly released GRI Standards. Learn the changes in terminology and features between GRI G4 and the Standards, as well as the benefits of using the Standards for sustainability reporting and how to do so. Contact Cora Lee with any questions.
This in-person, half-day training is intended for any company responding to the EcoVadis questionnaire. We will provide an overview of EcoVadis, explain EcoVadis’ main scoring principles, and discuss how to use resources provided by EcoVadis.
Join RobecoSAM and BrownFlynn for a half-day training to strengthen your approach to the RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) and your understanding of key topics that influence the annual evaluations. The event will include open discussion with expert insights from RobecoSAM, BrownFlynn, and the corporate practitioners of DJSI-listed companies. Panel sessions will address the topics of materiality and human rights through practical examples and regional considerations specific to North America. Participants will gain an understanding of best practices for replying to the CSA and important considerations for their 2017 response.
Barb Brown and Margie Flynn Featured on The Sound of Ideas
Principals and Co-Founders Barb Brown and Margie Flynn will be featured on The Sound of Ideas, a live broadcast from 8-9 am EST on National Public Radio’s WCPN-FM station. In recognition of International Women’s Day, the show will highlight their recently published book “Uplifting Leaders* (Who Happen to Be Women)” and will include some of the book’s interviewees, including Darla Stuckey, President & CEO, Society for Corporate Governance.
Margie Flynn Participates in Panel Discussion at Accenture's International Women's Leadership Conference
Principal and Co-Founder Margie Flynn will participate in a panel discussion at Accenture’s International Women’s Leadership Conference, the theme of which focuses “Leading in the New”. All attendees will receive a copy of the newly released book, “Uplifting Leaders* (Who Happen to Be Women)”, by Barb Brown and Margie Flynn.
Margie Flynn Speaks at University Hospital's Women's Leadership Group
Principal and Co-Founder Margie Flynn speak to the University Hospitals, Cleveland Medical Centers’ Women’s Leadership Group. All attendees will receive a copy of the newly released book, “Uplifting Leaders* (Who Happen to Be Women)”, by Barb Brown and Margie Flynn.
Margie Flynn Speaks at the National Association of Environmental Managers' Women's Leadership Conference
Principal and Co-Founder Margie Flynn, together with Erika Karp, Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Capital, Inc. will be the keynote presenters at the National Association of Environmental Managers’ Women’s Leadership Conference in Portland, Oregon. All attendees will receive a copy of the newly released book, “Uplifting Leaders* (Who Happen to Be Women)”, by Barb Brown and Margie Flynn, in which Erika is one of the featured leaders.
Principal & Co-Founder Barb Brown will speak at the 2017 World Union of Jesuit Alumni Congress on June 29th at John Carroll University. Barb Brown and Fordham professor James Stoner will present Supporting Business Decisions for a Flourishing/Sustainable World: Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ and Jesuit Business Schools. For more information, please follow the link below.
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.