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Integrated Reporting Pioneer Joins Sustainserv as Senior Advisor

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Sustainserv is delighted to announce that Mike Krzus, a thought-leader in the rapidly developing field of Integrated Reporting has joined the Sustainserv team as a Senior Advisor. In this role, he will provide strategic counsel and guidance as Sustainserv expands its capabilities regarding holistic and comprehensive sustainability reporting services.

As one of the pioneering firms in corporate sustainability consulting, Sustainserv brings more than 15 years’ experience delivering sustainability strategy, data analytics and reporting services and training to global companies across many sectors. Mike brings 38 years of industry and public accounting experience, prior to retiring from a global accounting firm in 2011 and founding Mike Krzus Consulting. He has worked with public and privately held companies as an independent integrated reporting consultant.

Mike is coauthor, with Robert G. Eccles and Sydney Ribot, of The Integrated Reporting Movement: Meaning, Momentum, Motives, and Materiality. Mike and Bob Eccles also wrote One Report: Integrated Reporting for a Sustainable Strategy. In addition, he has written or coauthored 14 articles, five book chapters, two case studies, two teaching notes, and a working paper on integrated reporting. Mike is a passionate advocate for integrated reporting and has spoken at business forums, investor meetings, regulatory agencies, accounting firms, stock exchanges, and universities around the world.

“We are thrilled to have Mike join our team.” said Bernd Kasemir, Managing Partner of Sustainserv. “He brings unparalleled experience and thought-leadership that will support us as we develop state-of-the-art integrated reports for our clients. Mike plays a similar role with our strategic partners BrownFlynn, and we look forward to the value he will bring to this important collaboration.”

“I am delighted to collaborate with both BrownFlynn and Sustainserv” said Krzus. “They each have a long track record providing sustainability strategy and reporting services to global companies in Europe and the US. I look forward to this partnership and am excited to participate in the further development of the next generation of sustainability reporting products.”

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Info-Event GRI Standards

More and more companies are publishing a sustainability report, and this trend is being fueled by rising pressure from regulations (e.g. CSR-Directive of the EU), investor and customer demands and preferences, as well as the more established Standards for GRI reporting.

When preparing a sustainability report, many companies use the globally renowned Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework – and GRI’s framework only continues to increase in popularity and practicality for many companies writing sustainability reports. Last October, GRI launched the "GRI Standards", a revised and expanded version of its innovative framework. The content update is very similar to GRI’s G4 guidelines, however the new modular structure and clearer requirements make the implementation of the GRI Standards much easier - especially for beginners.

Please join us for our informative event and learn about the new GRI Standards and its implications!

Date and Time:  Thursday, December 15, 2016, 08:45 to 10:00
Breakfast and networking after the event!

Costs: Free

Location:      Sustainserv GmbH, Gartenstrasse 16, 8002 Zürich

   

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More and more companies are publishing a sustainability report, and this trend is being fueled by rising pressure from regulations (e.g. CSR-Directive of the EU), investor and customer demands and preferences, as well as the more established Standards for GRI reporting.

 

2°C-Apéro

Schmelzendes Eis

An der 21. Konferenz der Parteien (COP 21) im Dezember 2015 haben die 195 Parteien das Pariser Abkommen verfasst, das seine Unterzeichner verpflichtet, den globalen Temperaturanstieg auf unter 2°C im Vergleich zur vorindustriellen Ära zu begrenzen. Dies stellt Unternehmen vor Herausforderungen, da sie infolge der Ratifizierung angehalten sind, zum Erreichen der nationalen Ausstoss-Senkungsziele beizutragen. Die Ethos Stiftung hat bereits ihre Erwartungen diesbezüglich an Schweizer Unternehmen adressiert.

Mit dem Ansatz der sogenannten «science-based targets» können Unternehmen 2°C-kompatible Treibhausgas-Ziele berechnen. Knapp 200 führende Unternehmen weltweit haben sich bereits öffentlich dazu verpflichtet solche ambitionierte CO2-Ziele festzulegen.

Sustainserv hat als führendes Beratungsunternehmen in diesem Gebiet bereits diverse Unternehmen bei der Erstellung von 2°C-kompatiblen Treibhausgas-Zielen unterstützt. Adrian Siegrist, Senior Consultant bei Sustainserv, zeigt Ihnen auf, welchen Nutzen «science-based targets» für Ihr Unternehmen bietet und was es bei der Umsetzung zu beachten gilt.

Wir laden Sie herzlich ein zu einem Apéro!

Datum: 6. Dezember 2016
Ort: Sustainserv GmbH, Gartenstrasse 16, 8002 Zürich
Programm:  15:00 – ca. 16.00 Präsentation & Diskussion
Anschliessend (Chlaus-)Apéro und Gelegenheit zum Netzwerken
   

Die Veranstaltung ist für Sie kostenfrei. Wir danken Ihnen, wenn Sie sich über diesen Link anmelden.

Wir freuen uns auf spannende Diskussionen!

GRI Standards Launch Event: Chicago, November 29, 2016: Chicago, IL

Explore the new GRI Standards

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM (CST)

Chicago, IL

GRI, in collaboration with Northern Trust, BrownFlynn and Sustainserv, invites you to join this free event. Whether you’re a sustainability reporting beginner, or a seasoned reporter, this interactive session is designed to give you a detailed overview of the very latest developments in sustainability reporting.

You’ll be guided through the benefits of the new GRI Standards, gain insights on the changes from the current version, the GRI G4 Guidelines. You’ll also have ample opportunity to ask questions to the experts who have been instrumental in developing the Standards. Network with fellow peers, exchange knowledge and be at the forefront of the latest developments of the reporting landscape.

Agenda
07:00am - 07:15am         Registration and Breakfast
07:15am - 07:45am     Networking
07:45am - 08:30am    

GRI Standards Presentation
Eric Hespenheide, Interim Chief Executive, GRI

08:30am - 08:50am     Q&A with the audience
08:50am - 09:20am    

Panel Discussion

moderator: tbc
panelists: Eric Hespenheide; Barb Brown, Principal & Co-owner, BrownFlynn; Connie Lindsey, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion, Northern Trust

09:20am - 09:30am     Wrap-up and closure

 

Registration
Registration is free of charge. Space is limited so we encourage early registration to secure your place. Registration is limited to 2 places per organization (3 places for GRI GOLD Community members).

Register now!

The full overview of GRI Standards Launch Events is available here (list will be updated on a regular basis).