GRI Academy to deliver sustainability reporting curriculum
July 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - A training portal has been launched to improve access to high quality learning opportunities for people working in sustainability and sustainable development roles.
The GRI Academy is a global online platform that offers courses and tutorials on how organizations can communicate their impacts on the economy, environment and society through the GRI Standards – the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework.
Resources in support of the Culture of Health for Business Framework
GRI has launched a range of new resources to help companies integrate the Culture of Health for Business (COH4B) framework within their sustainability reporting.
COH4B is a holistic framework, endorsed by GRI, on the role of companies in impacting the health and wellbeing of their employees and stakeholders. It was developed in 2019 by a group of leading companies, non-profits and academia in the United States, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
GRI webinars on role of sustainability reporting in the pandemic response
What is COVID-19 teaching us about the need for organizations to show greater accountability and transparency? What is the role for companies in the global response to the economic and societal challenges of the crisis – and how can sustainability reporting help?
“The United Nations” began as a World War II era concept as President Franklin D. Roosevelt talked about the allies of the United States partnering in the fight to save democracy and collectively battling the regimes of fascist dictators in Europe and Asia. On January 1, 1942, 26 nations “united” in Washington DC to battle the “Axis” powers. In February the president addressed the nation in his 20th “fireside chat” (broadcasting nationwide on the radio) to talk about the progress of the war.
Global Standards Fund to drive ambition for the GRI Standards
A global fundraising initiative has been launched to safeguard and increase GRI’s ability to deliver the leading sustainability standards that encourage organizations to embrace responsible business practices.
The Global Standards Fund will bring together an international coalition of like-minded foundations, governments, private sector organizations and individuals who all want to see companies integrate transparency at the core of their operations.
STATEMENT BY TIM MOHIN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF GLOBAL REPORTING INITIATIVE (GRI)
“In recent weeks we have seen a tipping point reached – and passed – in the Black Lives Matter movement. As protests have spread around the world, they have ignited demands for equality and an end to systemic racial bias in all its forms. Organizations are rightly being pressed to set out how they are responding to this call – and the need for transparency has never been higher.
Public comment period begins for updated Universal Standards
June 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Changes to improve how organizations use the GRI Standards to disclose their impacts on the economy, environment and people have been made available for global consultation.
Questions: What about the dramatically-increasing corporate ESG / sustainability / responsibility / citizenship disclosure and reporting? Should it be regulated? How? What would be regulated in terms of disclosure and reporting – what should the guidelines for issuers be? Does this topic become an important part of the SEC’s ongoing Reg FD (disclosure) revamping? What do investors want? What do companies want? Many questions!
Webinars on the new globally applicable tool for managing waste impacts
June 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Following the launch of a standard that enables organizations to minimize waste impacts, two virtual events are taking place to highlight how companies can make the most of this global best practice for waste reporting – and how it can unlock circularity benefits.
New Management Approach Disclosures Service launched
May 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Management approach disclosures are an essential aspect of sustainability reporting, providing the context for stakeholders to understand how a company manages their impacts on the economy, the environment, and society. The Management Approach Disclosures Service helps organizations present these disclosures clearly and accurately, giving a platform for the most accessible and transparent reporting.