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KLM Open Again the Most Sustainable Golf Event on the Tour

On September 18, 2012, international CSR consultancy Finch & Beak revealed the results of the second Sustainable Golf Index, a benchmark measuring the perceived sustainability of professional golf tournaments. The Netherlands’ KLM Open, an official tournament on the PGA European Tour, is ranked as the most sustainable golf event on the tour after a close finish with the Belas Clube de Campo Senior Open de Portugal.
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Easter Island 2.0: The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index

We all know the story of Easter Island. Unfortunately the performance of countries and their competitiveness is often still measured and compared by the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), expressed in a monetary value. But financial indicators (such as the GDP) are not sufficient to fully and comprehensively express a national balance sheet.

Social Media’s CSR Opportunities

Europe has 476 million internet users, of which 350 million are using social networks. These numbers are derived from InSites Consulting’s 2011 global study on social media use. Over half of the people who are using social networks such as Facebook or Twitter, are connected to one or several brands. The most important reasons to follow or recommend a brand, are personal experiences with the brand and conversations about this brand. Insights into the underlying motives of ‘fans and followers’ enables organizations to better meet their needs.

How to Change a Laggard Industry on a Tight Budget?

In terms of sustainability, the golf sector never has been a frontrunner, rather the opposite: a true laggard. The entire industry is jam-packed with tradition. An amazing challenge and opportunity to change such a back marker, is what Finch & Beak thought. Why not make the game of golf more sustainable? It was obvious that the only realistic solution to start, was to trace the sustainability pain-points in the value proposition of golf courses and their stakeholders, and to create value from it for those same stakeholders. With the help of our process tool GLOBE-US in combination with the Business Model Canvas, Finch & Beak could uncover the relevant sustainability touch points of the industry, and could develop a suitable value proposition.

Shaping the Horizon for Long Term Value Creation

Companies are outlining more and more sustainability issues in their annual reports. Recently published reports prove that companies in the same industry address different material topics in their Form 10-K, which is the annual report required in the United States by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for traded companies. The inconsistency in reporting, offers various initiatives opportunities to raise the bar for sustainability accounting standards. Organizations like the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) and so on continuously improve their standards.
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Improving on the Stakeholder Engagement Criterion in DJSI

With the increase in power held by local stakeholders due to developments such as social media, mobile technologies and the globalization of local issues, an effective stakeholder engagement approach is now more vital than ever to companies. Reflecting this changing position, RobecoSAM introduced an enhanced framework in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index questionnaire for evaluating companies’ stakeholder engagement activities.
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Speaking slot on Sustainable Golf Project

Greenkeeper of the Year Award

On Thursday, January 16th, trade magazine Greenkeeper handed out the Greenkeeper of the Year Award for the first time. Finch & Beak' managing partner Jan van der Kaaij told the Sustainable Golf Project story during this event.

Customer Case: Sustainability in Logistics with TNT

An involved logistics service provider, TNT strives for an improvement of the influence of its corporate activities on the social surroundings and the environment in communities across the globe. Finch & Beak has helped TNT in realizing its social goals.

Branchemarking: How Are the Top 100 Global Brands Performing?

Based on the recent publication from the Reputation Institute “2012 - Global RepTrak™ 100 the World’s Most Reputable Companies”, there is a significant relation between brand reputation and brand recommendations by consumers. The consumer study, conducted in 15 countries, puts together interesting conclusions and is an excellent source for branchemarking.

Corporate reputation as indicator of success

A solid corporate reputation brings many benefits to the organization. Premium pricing and easier attraction of capital and talented employees are just a few of those benefits. In short: it pays off to invest in your reputation. Therefore, it is important to know where you stand with your organization, and in which areas you can make progress.
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