Submitted by: SustainAbility
Posted: Jun 09, 2015 – 08:35 AM EST
LONDON, Jun. 09 /CSRwire/ - SustainAbility’s Engaging Stakeholders (ES) network is a global group of thirty leading companies dedicated to advancing transparency and stakeholder engagement in pursuit of a more sustainable world. We are currently inviting leadership companies to join the membership and attend the 2015 ES workshop in the US.
Each year the network holds member workshops in the US and Europe, providing an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning and an exploration of key trends and topics relating to transparency, accountability and reporting. SustainAbility is pleased to announce that member company Starbucks will host the US workshop at its headquarters in Seattle, Washington in October.
At the US workshop, SustainAbility will present findings from an in-depth, year-long research project developed by SustainAbility’s research team and members of the network who contribute to and shape the research alongside the SustainAbility team. Last year the network explored the topic of transparency and published a report, See Change: How Transparency Drives Performance.
This year the network will focus on the topic of integration. “The integration of sustainability issues into core business strategy and operations is fundamental to a sustainable future. Our 2015 research will provide valuable guidance to companies attempting such integration in pursuit of better sustainability outcomes,” says Mark Lee, Executive Director of SustainAbility.
We will explore a number of questions under the 2015 theme including:
What is the business case for integrating sustainability into core business?
How can companies break through barriers and further embed sustainability?
What is the role of a CSR team in an integrated future?
The findings from this research will be presented at the workshop.
About the Engaging Stakeholders Network
The Engaging Stakeholders network offers insight on the latest transparency trends, risks and opportunities and empowers members to improve and leverage transparency efforts to drive performance and build credibility. Member companies share ideas and questions through members-only webinars, peer calls and in-person roundtables and gain expert advice from SustainAbility colleagues and external thought leaders. Current members include: AstraZeneca, Coca Cola Enterprises, Disney, HP, Itaú Unibanco, Nestlé, Novelis, Starbucks and Volkswagen.
If you are interested in learning more about joining the Engaging Stakeholders network and participating in our upcoming workshops, please visit our website or contact SustainAbility Manager Margo Mosher: firstname.lastname@example.org