Stakeholder Engagement and Materiality for Sustainability | September 29, 2015
You are invited!
Workshop: Part 2 | Reporting on What Matters: Stakeholder Engagement and Materiality for Sustainability | Tues., Sept. 29 | 7:30am – 10:00am
Cutting-edge, Northwest companies are leading the way in corporate sustainability. When it comes to sustainability reporting, though, it can be difficult to know where to start. Organizations like the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), CDP and Bloomberg have placed strong emphasis on engaging stakeholders to determine sustainability topics that are material – or have the greatest impact – to businesses. The process is vital for both sustainability reporting and sustainability program management in general.
Participate in a series of workshops focused on how to effectively engage your stakeholders on sustainability and determine materiality in order to define report content and deliver business value. The first workshop on July 15 focused on internal engagement, and this second workshop on September 29 will focus on external engagement and how to get stakeholders to read and care about your CSR report.
- Discover best practices in stakeholder engagement and materiality, two vital steps in effective sustainability reporting
- Prioritize external stakeholder groups and develop plans for tackling stakeholder engagement roadblocks and challenges
- Increase understanding of social and environmental performance reporting through interactive discussions and exercises
- Increase external engagement and stakeholder support so you can report on what really matters to your stakeholders and your organization
- Make connections with diverse public and private organizations of the Pacific Northwest
We respectfully request that each organization limit their participation to 1-2 attendees. If there are other individuals or organizations that you think should be invited, please let us know.
We look forward to seeing you there! (Attendance at previous workshops not required.)
WHEN: Tuesday, September 29th from 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (note: as the event is being held in a federal building, please bring your picture i.d. and allow 15 minutes to go through security before the event.)
WHERE: EPA Region 10 office
COST: Free and includes coffee and light snacks
RSVP REQUIRED: Register here via Eventbrite
Linda Glasier, Environmental Specialist, Department of Ecology
Brenna Davis, Director of Sustainability, Virginia Mason
Terri Butler, Executive Director, Sustainable Seattle
Kathleen Judd, Sustainability Program Co-lead, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Viccy Salazar, Sr. Energy and Sustainability Policy Advisor, US EPA Region 10