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September 16th Weekly Update

Hi Friend,

Are we already half way through September? Like you, we’re scrambling to meet the objectives we set for ourselves this year, along with growing market demands. 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 September 16th for you to marble over.

If you’re interested in taking your non-financial reporting up a notch, you may want to consider...

Attending one of our upcoming trainings

  • There are some seats available for our Certified GRI Standards Training in Washington, D.C., NEXT WEEK on September 26-27. If you haven't already completed the course, please consider joining us in our nation's capital.

  • We just confirmed November 8-9 in New York at Fordham University! Registration for the 2-day GRI Standards Training is open.

We’re going online and are polling advance interest for those who would like to participate in CDP or GRI modules! Write us at to express your interest.

Getting a pulse on the ever-changing ESG landscape

  • A newly launched World Economic Forum (WEF) resource gives a snapshot of key ESG ecosystem players. The resource aims to provide clarity and a common basis for discussion between investors, companies and other players. The map was created after the white paper, “Seeking return on ESG,” found that better system-level collaboration, communication and alignment are required to maximize the positive impact of the myriad of existing initiatives. Discover the map and read more here.

  • The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) released its Impact Report in which it highlights industries that are solving sustainability, issues in need of required improvements and areas where organizations are working to improve transparency and sustainability in the future. Of the 86% of product manufacturers participating in TSC’s THESIS Index that reported making changes, 30% made more public disclosures.

Envisioning the next frontier: Integrated Reporting

Accelerating internal capacity to drive change

  • GRI and ISOS are teaming up to help lead your cross-functional reporting “kick off” and provide practical feedback for strengthening your reporting process. If you’re interested in learning more about our collaboration, we invite you to reach out to us!

  • The Conception Forum, designed in conjunction with SVT Group, targets businesses that are ready to put their ability to recruit talent and innovate into overdrive. The secret (shhh!!) is embracing the sexiness of purpose. We're recruiting our first cohort of executives and managers ready to "fall in love with your business again" for the beta test version (at a huge discount!). To learn more, please visit The Conception Forum website or take a few minutes to watch our TCF Video.

Contributing to the discussion

  • Our very own Eric Israel will be speaking to “How Integrating Sustainability into Risk Operations” at the next Skytop Strategies Sustainability & Risk Conference in Arlington, Virginia on October 24th. Let us know if you’d like to be added to the guest list!

  • ISOS specialist and trainer Gwen White will be sharing insights on ESG data management as she joins other practitioners on a panel at the Sustainable Brands New Metrics Conference in Philadelphia November 18-20.

Applying to help a company from within

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

P.S. Want to know what book our team recommends this week? Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution by Paul Hawkins, Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins