Corporate Citizenship's August Newsletter

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Community investment: The road from issue selection to measurement 
Webinar: 6th September

Join LBG, the global standard for measuring corporate community investment, for this upcoming webinar which will outline how you move from having your community activities in place to starting to measure them. Drawing on the LBG framework and 20 years of experience in helping companies measure their community activities, we will show you how to measure effectively and efficiently.
Wednesday 6th September
10:00am EST / 3:00pm BST / 4:00pm CET

Register for the LBG webinar here

Investor Expectations, ESG and Sustainability
Share your views in our short survey

With responsible investment on the rise, environmental, social and governance (ESG) data, reporting standards and guidelines have grown exponentially in the last decade. While their quality is improving, the lack of standardisation has not made it easy for companies to navigate the complexities around ESG disclosures. At the same time, the communications between companies and investors remain dominated by short-term vision, leading to a common failure of both sides to discuss ESG issues.
Are you experiencing these challenges within your organisation, or perhaps you've found a way to bridge the gap between IR and CR?

As part of Corporate Citizenship’s Long-Term Value Project we are conducting a short survey to help understand and address the latest developments in responsible investing. We are particularly interested in hearing from those in the IR, Sustainability and CR departments. This survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete and answers will be anonymous. 

Share your views in our ESG survey

For more information on this topic you might like to read our research report entitled 'How to demonstrate the value of sustainable business to investors' created in association with S&P Dow Jones Indices.
If you would like to join us at the e4i: ESG for Investment conference in September you can receive a 10% discount on tickets with the code CCB10. Corporate Citizenship's Associate Director Esther Toth will be speaking on the topic of SRI Communications - come and say hello if you're there. 

GRI Standards and AA1000 Training Courses 
Courses available in London and Singapore

In partnership with the National Center for Sustainability Reporting (NCSR) Corporate Citizenship is offering two levels of GRI Standards training in Singapore.
GRI Standards Training - Singapore - This GRI-certified standards training program is for first-time reporters and those seeking to implement the GRI Standards for the first time. We will introduce you to the elements of a good sustainability report and prepare you to co-ordinate the sustainability reporting process using the GRI Standards.
- Two Day Workshop - 22 - 23 August
GRI Transition to Standards - Singapore - This half day workshop is for organisations currently reporting in line with GRI G4, transitioning to Standards in time for the 2018 deadline. This module will cover the new modular structure of the Standards, providing clarity over terminology and outlining the new opportunities for flexible reporting. 
- Half Day Workshop - 24 August

Register for GRI Standards Training - Two day workshop
Register for GRI Transition to Standards - Half day workshop

AA1000 Training Course - London - The AA1000 Assurance Standard is a generally applicable standard for assessing, attesting to, and strengthening the credibility and quality of organisations' sustainability reporting, and their underlying processes, systems and competencies.
This practical 5 day course covers four modules; foundation in corporate responsibility and sustainability, foundation in stakeholder engagement, foundation in sustainability reporting and assurance practitioner training.
Join us this November and find out how the AA1000 standards may be used as a valuable tool for managing corporate responsibility and sustainability, as well as for reporting.
27th November - 1st December 2017

Register for the AA1000 training course

Service Spotlight - Environment
We help companies to identify and address their unique environmental sustainability risks and opportunities

Corporate Citizenship provides a range of environment-related services including:
Footprinting - Analysis of companies’ environmental performance in key impact areas to generate useful metrics for reporting, engagement and performance monitoring.
Verification - Assurance for specific environmental key performance indicators, data systems, and environmental reporting. Our assurance statements are prepared in accordance with internationally recognised standards, such as ISAE 3000, GRI, and AA1000.
Science Based Target Setting - We help our clients to develop and set Science Based Targets (SBTs). For more information download our SBT Factsheet.
Strategic Advice - We conduct environmental benchmarks, gap analyses, and impact assessments to help companies understand their relative positioning and pinpoint potential strengths and vulnerabilities. We also provide guidance on how to respond to environmental rankings and ratings - see our CDP support options here.
Corporate Citizenship is proud to be an accredited climate change consultancy partner of CDP in the UK.
To speak to one of the team about how we can help you with your environmental requirements please get in touch via email, or call us directly on +44 (0)20 7861 1616.

We're hiring!

Are you looking to develop your career in the sustainability and CR field? If so, we want to hear from you.
We are currently recruiting for positions in London, New York and Singapore.
Consultant - London
Membership Network Coordinator - London
Senior Consultant (LBG) - New York or London 
Consultant / Senior Consultant - Singapore
Senior Researcher - Singapore
Find out more and apply here

Catch up on our latest blogs and articles

Here are our most recent thought pieces on topical issues:
How often should you conduct a materiality assessment?
Megan Stoffer
Human rights - a tipping point for business transparency 
Charlie Ashford
Social mobility - leave it to the government?
Peter Truesdale
Does political activism have a place in corporate social responsibility?
Mary Ellen Smith
Responsible business and the dogs that didn't bark
Mike Tuffrey
Click here for more blogs

LBG for Community

New programme for non-profits

This month LBG Australia and New Zealand began training the first cohort of not-for-profits as part of the new programme LBG for Community. Non-profit participants can expect to be introduced to the LBG for Community data collection tool, a simple input, output, impact framework for non-profits to use in reporting back to their corporate partners.
Those taking part will be recognised as LBG Certified Community Partners, and will be invited to attend the LBG Annual Conference.

Non-profit organisations in the region can still register for the second cohort starting in September, October and November. Please get in touch Tara James via or call 0438 575 474.

Sustainable Development Goals - We want your views

How is your organisation engaging with the Sustainable Development Goals? Have you partnered with others to address the Goals? Or perhaps you are just starting to think about what they mean for your organisation.
Wherever your organisation is on its SDGs journey, we would love to hear your views! Take part in our annual practitioner survey below.
Click here to take part in the survey

Conference discount codes 2017

We are delighted to be partnering with a number of great conferences and summits throughout 2017, especially as that means we are able to offer our readers great discounts.
Please find discount codes below:
Edie Responsible Retail Conference
London, 20 September 2017
15% discount with promo code CCB15
e4i: ESG for Investment
London, 21 September 2017
10% discount with promo code CCB10

This year Corporate Citizenship celebrates its 20th birthday!  
In the past 20 years we have seen significant and inspiring change in the field and in the way responsible business operates.
Later this year along with clients, friends and peers we will raise a glass to celebrate the successes of the past two decades and look ahead to the future of business and the changing global landscape.

Corporate Citizenship is a management consultancy specialising in sustainability and corporate responsibility. We focus on delivering growth and long-term value for business and society.
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