July 15th Weekly Update
As the reporting season starts to wind down, you might need a bit of a distraction, so we're sending along a few bite-sized updates for the week of July 15th for you to marble over.
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Listening to testimonials on proposed ESG disclosure legislation
A significant hearing took place last week on July 10, advancing a critical conversation we will continue to follow closely. The U.S. House Committee on Financial Services and its Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets held a hearing entitled “Building a Sustainable and Competitive Economy: An Examination of Proposals to Improve Environmental, Social, and Governance Disclosures.” Tim Mohin from GRI and representatives from CalPERS, Patomek Global Partners, Decanter Capital Management, Inc. and CERES spoke on legislative proposals for ESG disclosure requirements. Look for upcoming posts about this important issue; in the meantime, we encourage you to watch the hearing.
Digging into recent disclosure efforts
SVT Group, a collaborating partner and fellow certified B Corp, released its 2017-2018 Integrated Report.
A recent attendee at our GRI Standards training applied lessons from the course to develop Kelly Services' 2018 Sustainability Report.
Checking out a recent publication within our network
thinkPARALLAX, a fellow certified B Corp and neighbor, published the white paper “The formula for ESG communication.” We were pleased to provide some insights in this valuable resource that explores “how strong storytelling around ESG initiatives can help companies create clarity in a way which amplifies social and environmental impact while satisfying and even exceeding demands for increased transparency.”
Spreading the word about our upcoming learning opportunities
The IIRC Approved Integrated Reporting Training will be delivered in Nairobi, Kenya, on August 8-9 in collaboration with IIRC Partner, Enact Sustainable Strategies. Help spread the word throughout your network and with supply chain partners!
Our next GRI Standards Training will be held in Washington, D.C., on September 26-27. If you haven't already completed the course, please consider joining us in our nation's capitol.
Leveraging advanced expertise through a new program
The Conception Forum (TCF), brought to you by SVT Group and ISOS Group, is a unique combination of 200 hours of consulting support and nine webinar sessions to help cross-functional teams develop four fundamental management competencies necessary to integrate ESG into strategic management. We're looking for participants for our pilot program! If you're interested in registering your company at a steep discount, send us a note.
Applying to help companies from within
IFF is looking into the future of sustainability and in doing so, they’re looking to fill a vital Sustainability Manager position [Tracking Code6542-292]. The ideal candidate will be responsible for developing, advancing and executing the strategy for our Corporate Sustainability Program in line with the overall sustainability vision & strategy by: Leading the team to create our annual Corporate Sustainability report; Contributing to the Corporate reporting strategy to obtain leadership status; Leading the ESG reporting process to advance recognition on such platforms as CDP, Eco Vadis, DJSI, Barons Top 100 Sustainable companies, etc.
If your company is hiring, send us a note! We’re happy to help you spread the word about sustainability positions you are looking to fill.
If there is anything else you feel would help you along in your journey, please don't hesitate to send your thoughts to us!
To a brighter future,
Team ISOS Group