Friday
September 26
2014

NextBillion Editor

Special Webinar Event: WDI hosts Kitrhona Cerri, Social Capital Manager at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a CEO-led organization of forward thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. Together with its members, the council applies its respected thought leadership and effective advocacy to generate constructive solutions and take shared action.

One focus area of WBCSD is helping businesses to measure and manage their impact on society. To that end, they developed Measuring Socio-Economic Impact: A Guide for Business. The goal of the guide is to help companies navigate the complex landscape of socio-economic impact measurement and selection options, to select those that work best for their business.

WBCSD also works with its members to re-define, measure and appraise corporate performance beyond financial indicators, and collaborate with investors to support such new metrics. As a result, WBCSD has just launched the Redefining Value program, which cuts across all the Action2020 priority areas of strategic solutions for business and sustainability identified in WBCSD’s Vision 2050 report. The program aims to integrate natural and social capital measurement and valuation into corporate performance management, and to improve the effectiveness of non-financial internal and external reporting so that it progressively reflects the true value, profits and costs of a company.

Kitrhona Cerri is the Social Capital Manager of WBCSD’s Redefining Value Program. On Tuesday, September 30, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM Eastern Time, the William Davidson Institute (NextBillion’s parent organization) will host a question and answer session with Cerri. She will talk with WDI’s Heather Esper about a variety of topics, including:

1. WBCSD member companies’ biggest challenges in collecting and sharing impact data.

2. How the Redefining Value program aims to accelerate progress to a world where more sustainable companies are recognized and rewarded.

3. How WBCSD is integrating natural and social capital measurement and valuation into corporate performance management, and improving the effectiveness of non-financial internal and external reporting.

4. Examples of companies that have shown how to integrate performance management and decision-making for traditional capital or for social capital.

5. Best practices in measurement and valuation for both social and environmental outcomes.

This webinar is part of an on-going series that showcases WDI’s and its partners’ latest work in the poverty reduction and impact assessment sectors. There’s still time for attendees to submit questions prior to the webinar – just email Esper at hmoehle@umich.edu. WDI will also allot time during the webinar for participants to ask additional questions. You can register here, or at the link below.

Categories
Impact Assessment
Tags
corporate engagement, corporate social responsibility, Impact Assessment, measurement, metrics, William Davidson Institute