August 5th Weekly Update
Though we hope you’re off somewhere enjoying the summer, we’d like to try and catch a bit of your attention. 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 August 5th for you to marble over.
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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 more about their discussion of the current market status for non-financial disclosure and how we’ve seen the space has evolved over the years.
Digging into recent disclosure efforts
Prudential’s recent report draws alignment between financial resiliency and responsible impact.
Caesar’s Entertainment finds new ways to provide performance updates according to its People, Planet, Play strategy.
Focusing out recent publications
How Board Members Really Feel About ESG, From Deniers to True Believers: This piece published April 19th in the Harvard Business Review explores the gap between those literally on board with ESG measures and those who are not quite there, while describing character types that we can all relate to.
Sustainability Reports and the Limitations of Limited Assurance was explored in a recent piece released by the CPA Journal. In that, the author argues that the tension between traditional auditing and non-financial auditing where ‘limited assurance’ reports may compromise the quality of the reported information when all management systems, underlying processes, and depth aren’t thoroughly reviewed. However, anyone who has gone through the process knows that it takes readiness and a certain level of maturity before one can even begin to consider assurance/verification. If you’re interested in hearing our take, we encourage you to schedule a call with our experienced practitioners!
Joining or spreading the word about our upcoming learning opportunities
The IIRC Approved Integrated Reporting Training will be delivered in Nairobi, Kenya, on August 22-23 [shifted from 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.
Fall dates for training sessions in San Francisco and New York to come!
Getting a head start on your next reporting cycle
As reporting season is coming to a close, it’s the perfect time to reach out to have your reports reviewed for opportunities for improvement, benchmark analyses conducted, materiality assessments prepared, and assurance readiness scoped out. Get in touch with us to schedule a consultation before the fall and receive a 10% discount off all services.
Leveraging advanced expertise through 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
PepsiCo. seeks a Senior Sustainability Analyst [Req.: 184798BR] in New York to be accountable for technical management and support of PepsiCo’s global Sustainable from the Start program for integrating environmental sustainability into product innovation processes.
AT&T is searching for a Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability Reporting Manager at its Dallas, Texas, location to help develop AT&T’s annual global ESG (Environmental, Social, Corporate Governance) reporting, including its annual corporate responsibility summary/report, material topic-level issue briefs and other supporting materials.
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