Solving the ESG data challenge: Thomson Reuters ESG solutions
As we see more and more managers incorporating ESG into their asset allocation process, in a more holistic way, the need for transparent and easily comparable company information is on the rise. Join us to learn from Susan Doty, Market Specialist, ESG, how Thomson Reuters standardized ESG scores and transparent company data are helping investors drive decisions around ESG investing as well as how corporations around the globe use these tools to understand their ESG impact, and where they sit compared to peers.
Engaging on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a unique opportunity for corporations to leverage sustainability reporting in a manner that provides global relevance to a company’s positive and negative impacts on the economy, society, and the environment. In this webinar hear from a range of experts, including: Pietro Bertazzi, Head of Sustainable Development for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI); Adam Roy Gordon, Engagement Manager, UN Global Compact; Nathan Nissen, Principal Engineer, Sustainability, Kohler Co.; and Evan Harvey, Global Head of Sustainability at Nasdaq and UN Global Compact US Network Board Member. Join us on December 20 at 12:00pm Eastern for this 60-minute discussion.
Expect the Unexpected: Practical CSR Insight from the Disaster Relief Frontline
The impacts of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria wrought environmental, social, and financial havoc. Companies of many kinds –and from many different locations – have stepped up to relieve communities in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean. But which relief efforts worked best? How can (or should) companies address disasters on such a scale? CSR experts from the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship (BCCCC) and Joe Ruiz, Director, UPS Humanitarian Relief Program, will join us for a discussion of best practices and lessons learned.
ESG Risks and Credit Ratings: A Conversation with Moody's
Join us to hear from Swami Venkataraman, Senior Vice President in the Global Utilities & Infrastructure Finance Group at Moody’s. His presentation will speak to Moody’s approach to assessing the credit impacts of environmental risks as well as the firm’s current priorities of ESG integration. He leads Moody’s global renewable energy task force, is a member of the Moody’s global ESG team and also represents Moody’s in the World Economic Forum’s “Future of Electricity” roundtable.
Trucost: How environmental leaders use corporate data for investors
Trucost is a part of S&P Dow Jones Indices. A leader in carbon and environmental data and risk analysis, Trucost identifies and assesses risks relating to climate change, natural resource constraints, and broader environmental, social, and governance factors. Join us to hear from Dr. James (Jamie) Salo, Head of Data Strategy & Operations. Dr. Salo’s presentation will speak to Trucost’s research methodology, and how they gather and analyze corporate sustainability data to create new ESG investment products and deliver ESG risk management insights.
Big Data & Corporate Sustainability Performance: How the world is using ESG data
Each company, intentionally or otherwise, is telling a sustainability story to interested and influential stakeholders. A growing number of specialized research firms are gathering this data using some of the latest technologies and techniques, and then analyzing and disseminating this information to a growing number of customers. Customers include some of the world’s largest asset owners and asset management firms, as well as the world’s largest corporations, who are now using this data to assess and manage ESG risks in their own supply chains. Please join us for a special series of presentations from ESG data experts EcoVadis, Datamaran, and RepRisk.
MSCI ESG Ratings: A Conversation with Eric Fernald, Executive Director, ESG Research, MSCI
Listen in to a presentation from Eric Fernald, Executive Director, ESG Research for MSCI. Eric also leads MSCI's ESG Corporate Communications Team, the liaison between companies and MSCI ESG Research/MSCI ESG Indexes. Mike Wallace, Chair of the WBCSD’s ESG Ratings & Rankings Working Group, moderates the webinar and facilitates questions from audience members.
Celebrating World Water Day: Management practices from leading environmental stewards
Nasdaq and BrownFlynn are joined by Intel and Ceres for a conversation in honor of UN World Water Day.
Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Performance: What investors can see
Corporate ESG data is more accessible than ever due to the growing amount of disclosure from companies and the demand from the markets.
JUST Capital Redefining Value: Building a JUST Marketplace
JUST Capital: A New and Unique Entrant to the Company Data and Performance Rankings Field
Business & Human Rights: How Companies are Managing Human Rights Risks Around the Globe
A BrownFlynn webinar in partnership with Nasdaq, featuring special guests Evan Harvey, Director of Corporate Responsibility, Nasdaq; Ariel Meyerstein, PhD, Vice President, Labor Affairs, Corporate Responsibility & Corporate Governance, United States Council for International Business (USCIB); Beth Holzman, Independent Business & Human Rights Advisor; Paul Lalli, Global Counsel – Labor & Human Rights, General Electric
Materiality Workshop: How to Conduct a Sustainability Assessment
The demand for sustainability information continues to increase as growing numbers of asset owners and managers make public commitments to initiatives like CDP and the Principles for Responsible Investment.
Measuring ESG Performance and Why it Matters to Investors
In the following Ethicast interview, Mike Wallace, Managing Director, BrownFlynn discusses the importance of providing investors with hard numbers as they relate to a company’s sustainability and corporate responsibility efforts.
Navigating the Rapidly Evolving ESG Ratings and Rankings Landscape
A BrownFlynn webinar in partnership with WBCSD, featuring special guests GISR, RepRisk, and EcoVadis.
What the Reg S-K Concept Paper Really Means for Business
A BrownFlynn webinar in partnership with Nasdaq, featuring special guests Daniel Goelzer (Baker & McKenzie), Adam Kanzer (Domini Social Investments), and Will Martindale (UN PRI).
Proxy Season and ESG Activism: What Issuers Should Know
A BrownFlynn webinar in partnership with Nasdaq, featuring special guests: Meg Voorhes, Director of Research, US SIF; Aaron Bernstein, Edtor, Global Proxy Watch; and Tim Mohin, Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility, AMD.
Resilience: Leveraging Global Sustainability Initiatives to Your Business Advantage
A BrownFlynn webinar in partnership with Nasdaq, featuring special guest Chris Walker, Director of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
How Human Capital Impacts Corporate Financial Performance
A BrownFlynn webinar in partnership with Nasdaq, featuring special guests Dr. Larry Beeferman and Aaron Bernstein from Harvard Law School’s Labor and Worklife Program (Pensions & Capital Stewardship Project).
Designing and Developing an Accessible, Engaging, and Measurable Online Sustainability Report
Learn why online reporting is more accessible, engaging, and measurable than stand-alone print reports. For BCCCC members only: A BCCCC webinar, featuring presenters BrownFlynn’s Jennifer Griffith, Senior Design Consultant, and AT&T’s Jenny Robertson, Director, Sustainability.
Making Sense of Sustainability: Tips from the Top Non-Financial Reporting Frameworks
A BrownFlynn webinar in partnership with Nasdaq, featuring special guests: Bastian Buck, Director Sustainability Reporting Standards, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI); Doug Park, (former) Director of Legal Policy and Outreach, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB); and Neil Stevenson, Managing Director Global Implementation, International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).
Building on the Foundation of Ethics and Compliance to Achieve Sustainability
An Ethisphere webinar in partnership with BrownFlynn, featuring Barb Brown, Angela Harrell (Voya Financial), Steve Lippman (Microsoft), and Jim Thomas (Petco).
Sustainable Procurement II: How Will the U.S. Government’s Plans Impact You?
A CRA webinar moderated by BrownFlynn, featuring the White House Council on Environmental Quality, U.S. General Services Administration, and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Modern Due Diligence: How Financial Markets Are Analyzing and Incorporating Non-Financial Corporate Performance Data
A BrownFlynn webinar in partnership with Nasdaq, featuring special guests: Miguel Santisteve, Associate Director Responsible Investment & ESG Research, Nasdaq; Michelle Edkins, Managing Director and Global Head of Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment, BlackRock; and Morgan Tarrant, ESG Data Analyst, Bloomberg.
Sustainable Procurement: A Discussion with the SPLC and TLC
A CRA webinar featuring The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) and the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC), moderated by BrownFlynn.
The Transparency Triumph: Use Existing Systems to Enhance Operational Awareness, Track Progress, and Manage Sustainability
A webinar in partnership with Nasdaq, featuring special guests Tim Hopper (Responsible Sourcing Manager) and Steve Lippman (Director Corporate Citizenship) from Microsoft.
Managing Director Mike Wallace participates in National Investors Relations Institute half-day seminar
BrownFlynn Managing Director Mike Wallace moderated a panel on Assessing and Managing the ROI of Sustainability Disclosure at the NIRI's half-day seminar, Managing for the Future – Hot Topics for Governance and Investor Relations Professionals.
Aligning Values: Ratings & Rankings
A BrownFlynn presentation conducted at Yale University as part of Pathways to Impact, a conference hosted by WBCSD and US BCSD. Expert panelists included Mark Tulay (GISR), Anastasia O' Rourke (Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council), George Hodge (CDP), Pierre-Francois Thaler (EcoVadis), and Evan Harvey (Nasdaq).
What Matters and Where: Managing Sustainability in the Health Care Sector
A BrownFlynn presentation conducted at CleanMed 2016 with special guests Susan Vickers (Dignity Health), Brian Werner (Trucost), and Nicole Koharik (GOJO Industries).
Engaging the Whole Organization in Corporate Responsibility
A BrownFlynn presentation in partnership with Sherpa Inc. conducted at the 2016 Automative Industry Action Group's CR Summit.
Conducting a Materiality Assessment That Drives Results
A BrownFlynn presentation conducted at the GreenBiz Forum 2016.
Benefits of Integrated Reporting
BrownFlynn’s integrated reporting expert, Mike Krzus, gave an insightful presentation to a select group of local business executives on the benefits of integrated reporting. The special event took place at BrownFlynn’s headquarter office in downtown Cleveland, and was hosted in partnership with Crowe Horwath and Cleveland State University. Mike gave attendees an introduction to integrated reporting, including the business case for why companies should care about this topic and what they can do to move to this next step in reporting.
Corporate Sustainability Reporting: Why More Transparency?
A BrownFlynn presentation with Microsoft and BlackRock for the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals annual conference.
CSR, ESG, and SRI: the ABCs of Today’s Non-Financial Reporting
A BrownFlynn presentation with Nasdaq, Northern Trust, and Cardinal Health for the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) Annual Conference.
What Matters and Where: Managing Sustainability in the Health Care Sector
This white paper discusses how to use sustainability as a financial strategy within health care to drive tangible benefits.
Environmental Employee Engagement Roadmap: How to Build a Streamlined Program That Quickly Delivers Business and Environmental Results
A white paper authored by BrownFlynn, TD Bank, and the Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps.
GRI Standards Reference Sheet
The GRI Standards Reference Sheet was developed by BrownFlynn when we began training on the GRI framework many years ago, and is updated every time a new framework is launched. This Reference Sheet is a handy two-page document that puts the GRI Standards at your fingertips for easy use.
The ESG Disruption: Don't Be Left Behind
An article authored by Barb Brown and Mike Wallace, featured in the March issue of IR Update, distributed by NIRI. The article discusses how more investment professionals are taking a longer-term approach and are evaluating companies based on ESG criteria.
A New Normal in Sustainability
An article developed for Directorship, the official magazine for the National Association of Corporate Directors. This article discusses corporations turning sustainability programs into new business opportunities and a competitive advantage.
At Forest City, Board Engagement Fosters Diversity and Inclusion
An article developed in partnership with Bob O’Brien, Chief Financial Officer of Forest City Enterprises, for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Members can access the article online here.
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.