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Measuring Progress

February 23, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Free – $15

Pre-registration is required. Register HERE!

Target Audience: Sustainability Directors, Sustainability / Environmental Consultants, Environmental Compliance Officers, Environment Health & Safety Professionals, Accountants, Marketing & Communication professionals with an interest in sustainability


Once goals have been set and a plan has been made, a business must effectively track their progress to assure actions will be completed. Building on the Roundtable’s January event focused on sustainability planning, this event will focus on measuring progress to meet the sustainability goals outlined within these plans. Tracking progress using metrics, key performance indicators if you will, can range depending on a company’s sustainability goals, industry, and their stakeholders’ considerations. With proper understanding of the applicable tools and metrics a business can effectively communicate the status of their sustainability journey to both clients and stakeholders, helping to create a transparent flow of information. 


This Workshop Will Address

Which metrics are most applicable to understanding a business’s sustainability journey and how these metrics should be used for benchmarking, adjusting baselines, etc. There will be an emphasis on defining metrics to better track and improve a business’s role in equity and inclusion in the workforce. 

The need for transparency in the business space, with discussions on common barriers/challenges business’s face and strategies to overcome these issues.

How to utilize existing resources provided by the WNYSBR to enhance the sustainability focused data tracking and measuring within an organization. 



4:00 – 4:05: Welcome and intro to WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable and today’s speakers

4:05 – 4:10: What do we mean by sustainability metrics and what do you think (interactive poll)

4:10 – 4:30: Metrics Overview – Materiality, benchmarking, adjusting baselines, and an emphasis on defining metrics for equity and inclusion in the workforce 

4:30 – 4:45: Beehive discussion in a smaller group

4:45 – 5:05: Panel Discussion on Transparency: Common barriers, challenges and solutions for moving forward

5:05 – 5:15: Striving toward our collective vision: SBR Membership Metrics/Recognition Application

5:15 – 5:30: Moderated Q&A and Closing



Denielle Harrison, Manager, Business for Social Responsibility

Bilal Bawany, Global Cocoa Sustainability Manager, Mars

Travis Axelrod, Tesla (TBC)

Ryan McPherson, Chief Sustainability Officer, University at Buffalo



Pre-registration is required. Register HERE!


The zoom meeting link will be emailed to all registered attendees ahead of the workshop.



February 23, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free – $15