Cynthia Figge

CEO and Cofounder, CSRHub and EKOS International

Cynthia Figge's expertise is in new venture development and sustainability. She is a forerunner and thought leader in the corporate sustainability movement. Cynthia is CEO and co-founder of CSRHub, the world's largest database on ESG (social, environmental, and governance) performance of 17,500 companies to provide sustainability ratings and business intelligence to professionals, academics, and API partners. In 1996, she co-founded EKOS International, one of the first consultancies integrating sustainability and corporate strategy. Cynthia has worked with major organizations, including Boeing, BNSF, Coca-Cola, and REI, to help craft sustainability strategy integrated with business.

Cynthia is also co-founder of Arrowsmith Technologies Corp., a Seattle-based biotechnology company. Prior to founding CSRHub and EKOS, she was an officer of LIN Broadcasting / McCaw Cellular, leading new services development; started a new "greenfield" mill with Weyerhaeuser; was part of the turnaround team for the New York Daily News; and with New Ventures, helped diverse nonprofit organizations in New York City start for-profit ventures to support their mission.

Cynthia is the board chair of Compassionate Action Network, an advisor to Strategic News Service's Future in Review conference and other media and technology companies, and served as president of the board of Sustainable Seattle. She has presented at the following annual conferences: Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, Outsell, Notre Dame GAIN, SNS Future in Review, Sustainable Brands, SB New Metrics, Skytop Strategies CSR 2.0, Sustainatopia, Seattle University's Just Sustainability, SRI Conference, and TEDx.

Cynthia received a bachelor's degree in Economics from Lawrence University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Cynthia lives in the Seattle area.


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Investors, Tenants Seek More Sustainable Locations
Posted on 19 Dec 2018 at 4:00pm

CSRHub Co-Founders Speaking Engagements
Posted on 22 Mar 2018 at 3:00am

CSRHUB Joins the Ranks of Responsible Businesses as a Certified B Corporation
Posted on 7 Dec 2010 at 4:00pm

Brand Strength Revealed in Two Global Studies
Posted on 25 Jun 2013 at 5:51pm

Building Elon’s Work
Posted on 13 Oct 2017 at 7:52pm

How to Improve Your CSR Score - e-Book series
Posted on 6 Apr 2017 at 3:50am

Sustainability Ratings on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) from CSRHUB
Posted on 8 Sep 2010 at 5:00pm

CSR: How Fortune 500 Companies Measure Up
Posted on 4 Apr 2017 at 8:24am



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Supporting the Carbon Trifecta: Building Elon's World



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FiReStarters II



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Tomorrow's Sustainable Housing Today



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Pollution Report on the World's Oceans



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An Urgent Need to Address Climate Change



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China and the Changing Face of World CO2 Emissions



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The Whale and the Wind Turbine: Biomimicry and Design



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India's Advancing Position in the Value Chain



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