April 2014 Event

How can your company measure sustainability performance? 

Friday, April 11, 2014
7:30 10:00 AM
Haggar University Center, University of Dallas

Join us for a conversation on how to measure performance in sustainability. Industry leaders will discuss the ways their companies measure their "triple bottom line," which includes the financial, environmental and economic impacts of doing business. The program will also include an in-depth look at the Global Reporting Initiative, an international non-profit organization that promotes a framework for reporting sustainability. Thousands of companies and organizations around the world are engaging in sustainability reporting. Find out what reporting sustainability performance can do for your organization.

Participants will learn about:

  • Metrics and methods available for measuring sustainability performance
  • The benefits of sustainability reporting for small and mid-sized firms
  • The financial benefits of engaging in "triple bottom line" accounting
  • How tracking and reporting sustainability performance can improve brand equity
  • Reasons to go beyond compliance to strive for industry leadership

The Panel

Terri Scannell, Director of Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability at VHA

Crystal Stutes, Senior Account Executive, Public Affairs at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Jean-Michel Fally, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Panel Bios

Terri ScannellScannell is Director of Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability at VHA. She has twenty years of experience leading corporate operations, social responsibility, organizational sustainability and financial management efforts. She attends the Wharton IGEL: Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership and is a member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board for Healthcare and the American Hospital Association Sustainability Taskforce. Over the past five years, Terri's programs have contributed to 17 awards for VHA in the areas of: public relations, volunteer programs, ethics, CSR reporting, environmental stewardship and nonprofit partnerships. Most recently, she accepted the Distinguish Service Award from Keep America Beautiful on behalf of VHA. Terri has degrees in Finance, a Masters of Business Administration, and a post graduate diploma in Law (UK).

Jean-Michael FallyJean-Michel Fally is a principal within Deloitte Consulting LLP's Retail Strategy & Operations practice. Jean-Michel has over 15 years of consulting experience leading transformation programs in Merchandising, Supply Chain, Sustainability and Supplier Collaboration for the largest Fortune 500 retail clients. He holds a BBA from the Institut Superieur de Gestion in Paris, France and an MBA from SMU's Cox School of Business in Dallas, Texas.

Crystal StutesCrystal Stutes is a sustainability specialist with experience in Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) report writing and received G4 certification Oct. 2013. She currently manages two ongoing mid-size accounts and provides strategic consulting and communications support to clients in the healthcare, telecommunications, mobility and heavy equipment industries. She is an expert in sustainability data collection processes for GRI and investor/analyst reporting. She has also advised clients on materiality assessments and prepared competitive benchmarking analysis. For two years, she was an embedded member of the AT&T Citizenship and Sustainability Team, where she led successful reputation management campaigns including the company's 2012 #1 ranking on Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens," its continued improvement on the Newsweek Green Rankings, and sustained inclusion on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Crystal earned a BA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, and a master's in public affairs from the University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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