This series is open to ISRI members only at no charge.
Registration is required.
Throughout 2023, this virtual workshop series, brought to you by the ISRI Sustainability Network, will walk with you along the evolving path of the ESG impact journey. A successful ESG program connects sustainability with business strategy and results, creating value and resiliency for the company.
This interactive series will be particularly useful to members who are at the beginning of their journey of tracking, reporting, or storytelling their sustainability or ESG impact. For those further along in their ESG, it will provide information on how ISRI can help develop their program. Attendees will have the chance to provide input on the development of ISRI's ESG toolkit throughout this series.
With 40 years of experience in the environmental industry, Susan Robinson’s background includes environmental policy, sustainability reporting and goal setting, and a range of waste & recycling topics. Her experience includes work in the public sector, non-profit environmental work, consultancy, and over 30 years in the private sector. Most recently, she led corporate sustainability strategy and reporting for WM. Susan currently supports recycling and sustainability programs through her consulting work with trade organizations and private sector clients.
Susan attended Stanford University and holds a B.S. in Applied Earth Sciences from the University of Washington. Her master’s work in Environmental Studies was at The Evergreen State College. She holds a Sustainability Leadership Certificate from Stanford University.
*Additional speakers may be added to each individual session.
Laura Asiala is the Chief Sustainability Officer of WholeWorks LLC and the Lead Facilitator for WholeWorks’ Sustainability Programs, including ‘Strategic ESG: Creating Sustainable Value’, a unique simulation-based learning experience.
WholeWorks accelerates the ability of professionals and leaders to integrate ESG issues across their companies, creating value and transforming traditional business to sustainable. She also curates and edits ‘WholeWorks Connects,’ a publication amplifying the work of leaders in the field of sustainability, including alumni of WholeWorks programs.
Laura has extensive international and sustainable business experience, having served Dow Corning (now part of Dow, Inc.) as Director of Corporate Communications & Citizenship; PYXERA Global as Vice President Public Affairs; and Council of the Great Lakes Region as Senior Director and Editor. She has a Masters in Organization Development from Case Western Reserve University.
Interested attendees need to register only once for the whole series. Each monthly session will take place on the second Thursday of the month at 11 AM Eastern/8 AM Pacific (with the exception of July and December meeting weeks).
If you can’t make all the webinars on the scheduled date and time, an on-demand version of webinar will be available approximately 48 hours after the live version. You will receive an email with a video link as soon as it’s available to view.
Overview, Governance & Materiality
Thursday, June 8, 2023 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET
This webinar will provide an overview of ESG and of ISRI’s toolkit, and a discussion of various frameworks used for ESG principles to consider for your company. It will also introduce the concept of materiality and review key components of governance — the "G" in ESG.
Strategy, Goals, Community
Thursday, July 20, 2023 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET
This webinar will introduce participants to the "S" in ESG: social. How does your business impact the community around you, and how can you tell that story? This session will also include policies and guidance for the development of a sustainability strategy, and specific issues to consider.
GHG Emissions & Carbon Footprint
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET
This webinar will identify the data you need to collect for Scope 1 and 2 emissions reporting, and guidance for considering Scope 3 supply chain information.
Value Creation and the WholeWorks Mapping Tool
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET
WholeWorks LLC is a consultancy that has developed a process mapping tool to help companies find value creation opportunities through ESG strategies and program development. ISRI is working with Whole Works to offer their program to our members who want to put their learnings into action. During the webinar, WholeWorks staff will describe their certificate program, ‘Creating Sustainable Value.’ The program is designed to help connect the most important, or ‘material,’ ESG issues in your organization with a return on investment and sustainable impact across the triple bottom line.
Their virtual, six-week, part-time experience provides:
- An ability to ‘connect the dots, ’integrating sustainability into your area of responsibility and influence.
- Practical strategies, tools and novel frameworks.
- Experience of having worked through a highly realistic, team-based business simulation.
- An expert-coached, peer-reviewed ESG initiative ready for immediate implementation.
- A valuable credential.
- Global network of 300+ like-mind professionals and leaders from 35 countries.
Understanding Scope 4: Avoided Emissions
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET
This ESG webinar will help members understand “Scope 4” emissions: the emissions reductions that your customers enable when they use your recycled products instead of virgin materials. The webinar will share practical tips, tools, and examples of how this impact be quantified and communicated with your stakeholders.
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET
This webinar will cover the ESG reporting frameworks and disclosures that you, your customers or your investors may need or desire to complete. We will review each framework and the process for using ISRI’s data files to create these reports.
Looking Ahead to 2024
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET
This webinar will summarize the learnings from the past series of webinars presented in 2023 and plan for 2024:
- What trends do we see that may require updates to the toolkit?
- What worked well in the 2023 webinars?
- What should be changed for 2024 webinars? What is missing or should be eliminated?
- How can we improve communication about the program?