Rewarding the best of the best at the CRRA Awards gives an inkling on sustainability reporting in 2014.
For the last three years my firm (Terrafiniti) has had the distinct pleasure of supporting CorporateRegister.com’s annual CR Reporting Awards (CRRA 15), the unique global, non-financial reporting accolades.
Our role has been to support shortlisting; reading and scoring all awards entries, which gives a fantastic snapshot of current practice in reporting across the world. This year (2014, for the 2015 Awards), the CRRA had a record number of entries, with around 100 organisations submitting reports.
Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series (TSSS) and Corporate Knights seek nominations for our Top 30 Under 30 Sustainability Leaders list
According to the United Nations, nearly a third of the world’s population falls into the “youth” category. It’s imperative, the global agency says, that youth from all parts of the world participate actively in all levels of decision-making related to sustainable development. “It affects their lives today and has implications for their futures.”
Just as important is that their voice is heard and their actions are recognized.
BREAKING NEWS: Sustainable Business Practices Dramatically Boost Stock Valuations
Did you read this title and think, “it’s about time?” Unfortunately, the title is more future prediction than current fact. Bay/Wall Street often fails to appreciate the proven bottom line benefits of sustainable business practices. But on February 5th TSSS is excited to launch its 2015 season with a distinguished panel of experts that will discuss how corporations can have their sustainable development (SD) work more accurately reflected in their stock valuation.
Does your company’s CSR Report resonate with the investment community? Does it tell analysts and money managers the information that they need to know? Is the information actionable for immediate investment decisions? At the end of the day, are your sustainability efforts reflected in your company’s stock price? If the answer is NO and the capital markets are not rewarding your sustainability efforts then this event is for you.
ENGAGE DIRECTLY WITH THE PANELISTS VIA OUR LIVESTREAM AND TWITTERCHAT #tssschat
REGISTER FOR LIVESTREAM BELOW
Moderator: Dr. Blair Feltmate, Associate Professor and Director of Sustainability Practice, University of Waterloo
DATE: Thursday, February 5, 2015 (registration closes February 3rd)
TIME: 4:30-7:30 EST (snacks & networking from 6:45-7:30)
LOCATION: Loyalty One, 438 University Ave., 12th Floor, Toronto (use elevators on the left in the lobby)
TWITTERCHAT: #tssschat from 5:15 – 6:00 PM EST
LIVESTREAM available: Register for password
Board members can play a pivotal role in helping companies unlock the value of corporate sustainability.
Open a newspaper or tune into a radio show, and it’s a good bet you’ll run into a story about growing mistrust of companies and their leaders.
The sense that some of our current incentive systems seem to be driving risky and in some cases immoral behavior has catalyzed a public call for transparency, accountability, better governance and stewardship of our common resources. One major change people seek is commitment to sustainable business principles and subsequent global action.
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