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Reputation and Investment: How to Boost Both by Addressing Your ESG Performance/Perception Gap

CSRHub, one of the SB Corporate Member Network’s official research and evaluation partners, will demonstrate how to use ESG ratings to improve your company’s sustainability, reputation and investment profile during this complimentary and member-exclusive webinar. Cynthia Figge, CEO and Cofounder and Bahar Gidwani, CTO and Cofounder of CSRHub, will start with a high-level benchmark analysis of SB member ESG performance. They'll then demonstrate how to use CSRHub data and tools to identify improvement opportunities both in your company’s ESG ratings and in its ESG performance. Learn how to get full credit for your ESG work and address any gaps in perception of brand strength and reputation and performance.

Then, Alexis Alvarez, Manager of Sustainability and Reporting at the Hertz Corporation, will share how she uses tools such as CSRHub to uncover insights about her business. She will also talk about how she uses ESG ratings in her discussions with internal and external stakeholders. Alexis will talk about why the benchmark insights are important to glean.

Finally, Paul Farella, VP, Director of Sustainable Investments at Willow, will share how he looks at ESG ratings from an investor perspective. Paul will talk about why he uses CSRHub and other tools, and whether higher ESG performance will make him more likely to invest in a company.

What You Will Learn:

Participating in this webinar, you will receive these benefits:

  • See how SB Members compare to their peers
  • Learn how to navigate and use ESG ratings to improve your company’s sustainability
  • Discover how to address the ESG performance/perception gap to improve your brand’s reputation
  • Listen to one company’s effort to get more from ESG ratings
  • Gain insights into how investors are using ESG ratings for portfolio construction so you can attract more capital
  • Learn the latest trends in ratings and what to expect in 2020.

About The Speakers:

Cynthia Figge - CEO and Cofounder, CSRHub

Cynthia Figge is a forerunner, entrepreneur and thought leader in the corporate sustainability movement. Cynthia is CEO and Cofounder of CSRHub, a leading Big Data ESG (environment, social, governance) information platform.

Bahar Gidwani - Cofounder and CTO, CSRHub

Bahar Gidwani is Cofounder and CTO of CSRHub. Bahar has built and run large technology-based businesses for many years. Bahar holds a CFA, worked on Wall Street with Kidder, Peabody, and with McKinsey & Co. Bahar has consulted to a number of major companies and currently serves on the board of several software and Web companies.

Alexis Alvarez - Sustainability & Reporting Manager, Hertz Corporation

Alexis Alvarez is the Sustainability & Reporting Manager within the Global Corporate Responsibility team for the Hertz Corporation. In her role she is responsible for annual corporate responsibility disclosures (eg. CDP, Ecovadis, Corporate Responsibility Report, etc) and identifying shared value opportunities through Hertz’ over 10,000 global locations and large fleet.

Paul Farella - Vice President and the Director of Sustainable Investments, Willow

Paul Farella is Vice President and the Director of Sustainable Investments at Willow, where Paul leads, develops, and expands the ESG / SRI strategy of the firm. In this role he is responsible for capital deployment, equity and fixed income trading, research, due diligence, and aiding in the strategic development of the firm.

Publication Date
Nov 12, 2019
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