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ERM’s 2019 Sustainability Means Business Webinar Series

About the Sustainability Means Business series

ERM has hosted webinars throughout the year addressing different ways sustainability challenges are impacting business.

Disclosure Trends: A look at sustainability reporting in 2019

26 September 2019
1pm EDT

Join ERM and Goodyear for a discussion on the continuing evolution of sustainability reporting in 2019.

As this year's reporting season draws to a close, we are analyzing the latest batch of sustainability reports published in 2019 to identify trends and best practices. This webinar will cover the latest approaches to public sustainability disclosure based on a review of dozens of sustainability reports and websites.

Key topics include

● What's new and different in the CY2018 reports (issued in 2019), including:

  • Approaches to SDGs
  • Disclosure of goals (including science-based targets)
  • Use of GRI Standards, and SASB, and TCFD
  • Web vs. downloadable report content
  • Use of infographics and multimedia approaches

● Goodyear case study on best practices of how companies communicate their strategies, materiality assessments, goals and progress against them

Who should attend
Sustainability leads and those responsible for corporate sustainability strategy and reporting. The webinar will highlight for participants how peers, competitors and leading companies present themselves.

Speakers

Maureen DeSanzo
Maureen is the Director of Global Sustainability at Goodyear. In her role she has global responsibility for sustainability, regulatory product stewardship and environmental liabilities efforts. She has held multiple cross functional assignments at Goodyear in Global Procurement, Global Materials Science and Customer Engineering. Maureen is the Chair of the Goodyear Corporate Council for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and Co-chair of the Volunteer Committee for the Goodyear Week of Volunteering.

James Margolis
James is a Senior Partner at ERM, as well as one of ERM’s senior environmental, health, safety and sustainability (EHSS) management consulting practitioners in North America. He is a recognized expert in corporate EHSS governance and management systems. He has helped dozens of multinational companies obtain tangible business value through improved EHSS management, including significant reductions in safety incidents, environmental impacts, and costs and improvements in productivity and reputation. He has assisted numerous companies develop and implement value-protecting and value-creating corporate responsibility strategies.

Amanda Hoster
Amanda is a Project Sustainability Consultant with ERM, working on sustainability reporting, sustainability strategy and development, and materiality assessments. She has experience with GRI and CDP reporting, life cycle assessment modeling, benchmarking, data analysis, and sustainability and climate strategy development. Amanda also has nearly two and a half years of experience working on community engagement, climate resilience, food security and sustainable development in Latin America through working with the Peace Corps in Nicaragua, where she also became proficient in Spanish. 

Other topics in the series include:

Sustainability Performance: To disclose, or not to disclose, that is the question

November 2019
Sustainability information, such as ESG performance data, is of increasing interest to a growing number of influential stakeholders, including investors, customers, lenders, and employees. This causes publicly traded companies to not only look at their own sustainability performance, but that of their suppliers and once that roles down the supply chain, private companies are impacted too. Whether you are large, small, public or private, you are increasingly likely to get a question about your organizations’ sustainability or ESG performance. This session will help you understand the how, why and what of measuring, managing and disclosing your most important sustainability information.

Watch the presentations and download the slides from the 2019 webinars

Watch the presentations and download the slides from the 2018 webinars

Register for ERM's webinar

Register for ERM's webinar on Disclosure Trends: A look at sustainability reporting in 2019

Once you have registered, you will receive an email with a link and joining instructions. For more information, please contact Jordan Snyder at jordan.snyder@erm.com.

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