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How to Demonstrate the Value of Sustainable Business to Investors
 New Report in Association with S&P Dow Jones Indices 

A growing number of investors are looking for high quality information on a company’s sustainability performance, and many CEOs are being called on to demonstrate how environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors contribute to long-term commercial success. But new research by Corporate Citizenship, in association with S&P Dow Jones Indices, reveals that long-term thinking is still not the norm for many businesses:

Over one quarter of companies studied made no reference to long-term value creation in their external reporting to investors;
For the almost three quarters of companies that did mention long-term value, many struggle to articulate the importance of ESG factors for long-term business success.
Our new report entitled 'Getting on the right track: How to demonstrate the value of sustainable business to investors' looks at how to bridge the gap between Investor Relations and Corporate Responsibility teams. It outlines the key barriers to long-term business thinking and provides practical steps to facilitate collaboration.
Download "How To Demonstrate the Value of Sustainable Business to Investors"

This report is the first instalment of Corporate Citizenship’s Long-Term Value Project - a new initiative looking to bridge the gap between IR and CR. We are calling on interested parties to work together to help us identify better ways for companies, and sustainability professionals within them, to find common ground with their investors.  If you would like more information on the project please get in touch.

Advancing Gender Diversity
How to Improve Gender Diversity in the Workplace - New Paper  

As the United Kingdom and Germany prepare for upcoming legislation that will require companies to disclose their gender pay gap, and as a number of European countries hold 'Equal Pay Days', there is no doubt that gender diversity is gaining momentum as a key issue at the centre of the responsible business agenda.
Our new paper entitled 'How to Improve Gender Diversity in the Workplace' is a guide for companies who want to improve their gender performance. It includes our framework “The Gender Diversity Accelerator,” which outlines how to put a strategy in place and identify key actions for improvement.

Download "How To Improve Gender Diversity in the Workplace"

How to Use Your Company's CDP Response to Engage Investors
Webinar: 24th November 

Corporate Citizenship will be joined by CDP and Henderson Global Investors to discuss how organisations can use their CDP response and environmental data effectively to engage investors. Join us for an insightful discussion which will address:

How the CDP response can be used more effectively both within organisations and externally to engage investors, 
How CR and sustainability teams can work more effectively with their colleagues in Investor Relations,
How some investors are already using CDP climate change data to inform decision making and strategy.
Thursday 24th November
3:00pm GMT 
Register for the CDP webinar here

Be Ready for the Transition to GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards
Upcoming training courses: London

The Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI)’s G4 Guidelines are the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting disclosures. In October 2016, GRI launched the latest evolution of the guidelines – the first global Sustainability Reporting Standards.

This GRI-certified training programme in London will introduce you to the elements of a good sustainability report and prepare you to co-ordinate the sustainability reporting process using the latest guidance from GRI.
Corporate Citizenship is offering two choices of dates for GRI Training in 2016. Each will consist of a two-day intensive workshop (GRI G4 Training) followed by GRI’s additional half-day Transition to Standards module, which will guide you through the latest evolution of the reporting disclosures.
When: 28-30 November 2016 / 5-7 December 2016
Timings: 2 full days (08:30-17:30), with additional Transition to Standards half day (08:30-12:30)
Where: Corporate Citizenship, Holborn Gate (Fifth Floor), 26 Southampton Buildings, London WC2A 1PQ

Download the GRI training brochure here
Find out more and register here

What is the Future of Corporate Foundations?
Survey: Calling all Corporate Foundations

How do corporate foundations fit into today’s world of sustainable business? What types of innovations are we seeing that could herald a movement towards a model based around collaboration, impact and systemic change?

We would like to invite practitioners from corporate foundations to participate in a short survey as we explore the future of corporate foundations.
The survey takes no longer than 10 minutes to complete and as a thank you, we will share an advance copy of the results with anyone that takes part and provides their email. The full report will be released on the 5th December 2016.

Click here to take part in the survey

LBG member companies contribute US$ 3.3 billion to communities
LBG Annual Review and Webinar

LBG is the global standard for measuring corporate community investment and philanthropy. This year LBG member companies contributed US$ 3.3 billion to the communities in which they operate, reaching 65 million beneficiaries
LBG companies also saw a number of business benefits from community activities:
41% of employees involved in volunteering improved their job-related skills
58% improved life skills
59% reported a change in behaviour or outlook
To read the full LBG Annual Review 2016, click onto the download link below.
Download the LBG Annual Review 2016
We think measurement is brilliant, but don't take it from us, hear from LBG members Jaguar Land Rover, PWC, Coca Cola European Partners and more as they gathered in London for the LBG Annual Meeting 2016.

Watch the LBG Video

Busting the Myths of Measurement
Webinar: 30th November

Following the launch of the LBG Annual Review 2016 and the annual meeting we want to bust some common community investment measurement myths and misconceptions.
We are running a myth-busting webinar on Wednesday 30th November. Whether you are already well on your way to successful community investment measurement, or you are just starting your journey, we would love for you to join us.
Register for the 9:30am GTM webinar
Register for the 4:30pm GMT webinar

Catch up on our latest blogs and articles

We've been busy writing about a number of sustainability and corporate responsibility topics this month. Here's a round-up of the latest:
Trump: Déjà vu, all over again
Mike Tuffrey
Building bridges: how disclosing risk helps companies connect with investors
Eric Vermeiren
GRI Standards: A five minute guide
Charlie Ashford
Women in the workplace: Ladies magazine hand outs, really?
Karin Laljani
Click here for additional Sustainability and CR blogs

We're Hiring!
Sustainability Consulting Graduate Scheme

For graduates looking to embark on a career in sustainability and corporate responsibility, our Sustainability Consulting Graduate Scheme in London is now open for applications! Find out more here

Conference discount codes 2016

We are delighted to be partnering with a number of great conferences and summits again throughout 2016, which means we are able to offer our readers great discounts. Please find discount codes below:
5th Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development - Global Initatives
Singapore: 22 - 24 November 
Use code COCIRBFSD16F to receive a 20% discount on tickets 
edie Sustainability Leaders Forum
London: 24- 25 January 2017
15% discount with promo code CCB15  
edie Smarter Sustainability Reporting
London: 1 March 2017
15% discount with promo code CCB15

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