July 22nd Weekly Update
Though you may be off enjoying the summer, it doesn’t hurt to stay up to date with industry developments. In an effort to share some of what comes across our desk, we're sending along a few bite-sized updates for the week of July 22nd for you to marble over.
Listening to thought leadership as you go about your day
A few months ago, our founder, Nancy Mancilla, was asked to share insights about the sustainability reporting space with former training participant, Josh Prigge on his Sustainable Nation Podcast. Listen in to hear their discussion on the current market status for non-financial disclosure and how the space has evolved over the years.
Digging into recent disclosure efforts
Two ISOS Group clients published reports this week:
Humana ups its game in healthcare innovation as described in its 2018 CSR Report.
The University of Texas at Arlington published its Sustainability Report and Environmental Action Plan, through a new microsite.
...And our friends at CBRE Group, Inc. released their2018 Corporate Responsibility Report, which highlights the company’s accomplishments as an industry leader.
Focusing on climate change
Three recent publications bring different perspectives of the climate crisis while aligning on the need for ambitious and immediate action.
The Climate Change Performance Index: The index that ranks countries on 14 indicators within four larger categories (GHG Emissions, Renewable Energy and Energy Use, and Climate Policy) recently published results. Sweden leads the ranking, followed by Morocco and Lithuania. The bottom five in this year’s CCPI are Saudi Arabia, the United States, Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Korea and Chinese Taipei, scoring low or very low across almost all categories.
How Climate Change Can Trigger The Next Financial Crisis: Climate-related financial risks are no longer simply a response necessary for completing a CDP disclosure. Markets have come to a point where “climate change is becoming increasingly relevant for monetary policy,” says Glenn Rudebusch, senior policy adviser and executive vice president at the San Francisco Fed. This piece in MarketWatch delineates recent discourse - and action.
Killer Heat in the United States: As a dangerous heat wave spread across central and eastern U.S., the Union of Concerned Scientists published this report along with an interactive map of the analysis. The report presents its findings with practical and clear choices to be made today to limit the worst impacts.
Checking out a recent publication within our network
If you didn’t see it last week, 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.” We’ll be planning a few web-based conversations over the next few weeks so stay tuned for more details!
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!
Get ready for next year’s reporting cycle by joining us in our nation’s capital. Our next GRI Standards Training will be held in Washington, D.C., on September 26-27.
Participating in a new program to integrate ESG into your company
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
JPMorgan Chase & Co. seeks a Corporate Responsibility – Global Philanthropy, Grants Management Vice President [Req #: 190068395] at its Chicago, IL, or Washington, D.C. location. The role will be responsible for leading a small team to manage grant portfolios and oversee processes in the Corporate Responsibility department.
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 its Corporate Sustainability Program in line with the overall sustainability vision & strategy.
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