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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CSRHub Co-Founders Speaking Engagements
Posted on 27 Mar 2019 at 10:40pm

CSRHub Launches its ESGHubTM App on the Bloomberg App Portal
Posted on 27 Sep 2018 at 7:02am

Investors Can Now Compare ESG Scores on New ESGHub™ App
Posted on 26 Sep 2018 at 5:00pm

LISTEN: Why It Makes Sense For Companies To Be Socially Responsible
Posted on 21 Sep 2017 at 9:50am

SB12 Interview: Cynthia Figge, CSRHub
Posted on 10 Jun 2012 at 2:28am

Uncovering value in the evolving sustainability space: in conversation with C...
Posted on 19 Nov 2018 at 1:20pm

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

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

Future in Review Names CSRHUB a 2011 FiReStarter Company
Posted on 4 Apr 2011 at 6:15am

Waste Management Launches Sustainable Products Venture
Posted on 6 Jun 2013 at 1:20am



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