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Franz Knecht is Acting Convenor at ISO 14007/8 meetings in Halifax, Canada (June 2017)

Like in Seoul 2016, Franz Knecht, founder and lead partner of CONNEXIS AG represents the Schweizerische Normen Vereinigung (Swiss national mirror organization to ISO) at the ISO 14007 and 14008 meetings in Hallifax, Canada ((June 7th to 14th,2017). At this meeting Franz Knecht will lead the workshop on "Determining Environmental Costs and Benefits" as Acting Convenor.

The participation in the development of these new ISO norms gives CONNEXIS and its customers a critical advantage in the early adaptation to these upcoming standards.


Franz Knecht participates in ISO 14007/8 meetings in Seoul (September 2016)

Franz Knecht, founder and lead partner of CONNEXIS AG represented the Schweizerische Normen Vereinigung, SNV (Swiss national mirror organization to ISO) at the Technical Committee (TC) meetings for the upcoming ISO 14007 and 14008 norms in Seoul, South Korea. Primary topics of the TC meetings were the 'Monetary Valuation of Environmental Aspects & Impacts' (ISO 14007) and the Environmental Management-Determining Environmental Costs and Benefits' (ISO 14008).

The participation in the development of these new ISO norms gives CONNEXIS and its customers a critical advantage in the early adaptation to these upcoming standards.


CONNEXIS participates in the development of ISO 14008 (May 2016)

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is currently developing a new standard, the coming ISO 14008: "Monetary Value of Environmental Aspects and Impacts". Franz Knecht, founder and managing partner of CONNEXIS AG, followed an invitation by the ISO to help develop this important new standard as part of the ISO 14008 working group. Mr. Knecht is the only participant in the ISO 14008 working group with a background from the financial industry and the only participant with a certification as lead auditor for ISO 14001. He is also the only Swiss member of the working group.


Adaptation of bank CSR reporting to GRI G4 (March 2016)

CONNEXIS has worked with one of Switzerland's leading regional banks for an extended period of time. In 2016 CONNEXIS supports the bank in the adaptation of its CSR Report to the new GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) G4 standard. The key aspect of this project is the development and implementation of the new Materiality Analysis.


Expanded project with European export agency (January 2016)

CONNEXIS has worked with one of Europe’s leading export agencies for an extended period of time. In 2016 the ongoing project has been expanded to integrate CSR and ESG risks into all core business functions of the export agency.


New project in German real estate (May 2015)

Together with our partners from RKDS CONNEXIS has won a second large real estate project in Germany, where we advise a publicly owned real estate developer on CSR & ESG matters.


New project in commodities trading (March 2015)

CONNEXIS has been assigned by a large commodities trading company to enhance their communication of corporate ESG performance. The work includes the evaluation of existing information and the identification of additional content areas according to the developing expectations of the client’s key stakeholders.