It's Time for Investor Relations and Sustainability Teams to Talk: BlackRock and MSCI

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It's Time for Investor Relations and Sustainability Teams to Talk
Investor Perspectives on Sustainability
Webinar with BlackRock and MSCI
Thursday 23rd February




The interest in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors amongst mainstream investors is growing, but there is often confusion about how they incorporate ESG into their analysis and investment decisions. We’re bringing together ESG experts from BlackRock and MSCI to hear how they evaluate a company’s sustainability performance. 
We will also discuss how companies can better engage existing and prospective shareholders on their ESG performance and long-term value creation strategy.


Confirmed guest speakers:


Verity Chegar, Vice President | ESG Strategist, BlackRock
Eric Fernald, Executive Director, ESG Research, MSCI

Date: Thursday 23 February 2017
Time: 8am PT | 11am ET | 4pm GMT
*Please note that webinar spaces are limited, and will be allocated to those in sustainability, corporate responsibility and investor relations roles as a priority.


Register for 'Investor Perspectives on Sustainability' webinar

Corporate Citizenship's research report  'How to Demonstrate the Value of Sustainable Business to Investors' was created in association with S&P Dow Jones Indices and looks at how to bridge the gap between Investor Relations and Corporate Responsibility teams.


Download 'How to Demonstrate the Value of Sustainable Business to Investors'

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


The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)’s guidelines are the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting disclosures. GRI recently launched the latest evolution of the guidelines – the GRI Standards.
Corporate Citizenship, a Certified Training Partner to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in the UK, is offering two levels of training on the GRI Standard in 2017, depending on your existing knowledge and learning objectives.
GRI Standards Training – Two Day Workshop, London
This GRI-certified training programme 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. This program is offered on two dates:
When: 27-28 April 2017 / 29-30 June 2017
Timings: 2 full days (08:30-17:30)
Where: Corporate Citizenship, Holborn Gate (Fifth Floor), 26 Southampton Buildings, London WC2A 1PQ


Find out more and register for GRI Standards Training

Transition to Standards – Half Day Workshop, London
This GRI half-day 'Transition to Standards' module is for organisations currently reporting in line with GRI G4 and transitioning to Standards in time for the 2018 deadline. This workshop is offered on two dates.
When: 10 March 2017 / 19 May 2017
Timings: Half-day (08:30 – 12:30)
Where: Corporate Citizenship, Holborn Gate (Fifth Floor), 26 Southampton Buildings, London WC2A 1PQ


Find out more and register for GRI Transition to Standards Workshop

Corporate Citizenship Launches New Gender Diversity Service




We are pleased to announce the launch of Corporate Citizenship's new Gender Diversity Service. Through this service we provide tailored support for companies that want to focus specifically on gender diversity in their workplace.
Corporate Citizenship’s framework, The Gender Diversity Accelerator, outlines how to put a strategy in place and identifies clear actions that businesses can take to create a more inclusive workplace.


Find out more about our Gender Diversity Service
Explore the Gender Diversity Accelerator

Sustainability Reporting Training: Singapore
Register for upcoming SGX Workshops  


Singapore Exchange (SGX) introduced mandatory sustainability reporting on a “comply or explain” basis in June 2016 after a public consultation. One-day workshops to help listed companies prepare their sustainability reports are now being provided by SGX and Global Compact Network Singapore.
Corporate Citizenship is delighted to be a workshop training partner and will be delivering courses on the following dates:
February 23: Construction & Engineering
February 28: Materials
March 2: Materials
March 2: Industrials: Commercial & Professional Services
Find out more and access the full range of workshops here.


Join us in San Fran to explore bridging the gap between IR and CR


Megan DeYoung, Director at Corporate Citizenship will be joining a great panel at the CSR 3.0 conference in San Francisco next month. The panel will explore long-term value creation and bridging the gap between investor relations and corporate responsibility teams.
There is a 25% discount on tickets available to our newsletter subscribers. Please contact Joshua Galow at Skytop Strategies for further details.


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:
Why ESG Matters
Mike Tuffrey
Mind the Gap: UK Gender Pay Reporting
Mike Hegarty
Sustainability Rankings Watch 2017
Charlie Ashford
ESG: A stepping stone to a direct contribution to the SDGs
Natalia Rajewska
Improving Value Through Understanding Impact
Tom Worley
Moving the Dial on Gender Lens Investing 
Cathy Moscardini
Fintech for Good 
Emma Amadi
 
Click here for additional Sustainability and CR blogs


The LBG Network Continues to Grow


The LBG network continues to grow as Corporate Citizenship welcomes QIC - Australia's second largest wholesale funds manager, Geelong Football Club and Generali Group - the world's third largest insurance group to the LBG network.
They join over 220 companies who use the LBG model to measure and report their contributions to the community.
Find out more about LBG

Conference discount codes 2016


We are delighted to be partnering with a number of great conferences and summits again throughout 2017, which means we are able to offer our readers great discounts.
Please find discount codes below:
edie Smarter Sustainability Reporting
London, 1 March 2017
15% discount with promo code CCB15
Responsible Business Forum on Food & Agriculture
Jakarta,Indonesia, 13-15 March 2017
Enter CCRBFJKT17D and get a 20% discount
Innovation Forum: Sustainable Smallholders Conference
London, 14-15 March 2017
£100 discount with promo code IF100
Palladium Summit 2017
London, 21-22 March 2017
Use promo code CC20 for 20% discount
Sedex Conference 2017
London, 5-6 April 2017
30% discount with code Sedex17-CC30
16th Responsible Business Summit Europe
London, 7-8 June 2017
Register here and got a £200  discount with the promo code CC200
 
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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