October 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ - GRI, the international leader in sustainability standards setting, has announced the appointment of Eelco van der Enden as CEO.
Starting 1 January 2022, Eelco will join GRI from multinational professional services network PwC, where he is Global ESG Platform Leader for Tax, Legal, People & Organisation Services. With a track record in advising on environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies, he brings to GRI more than 20 years of experience in financial and sustainability senior management roles.
The number of ESG disclosure and reporting guidelines, frameworks and standards continues to expand – here comes the GRI Universal Standards, the SASB XRBL Taxonomy, and much more. The range of available transparency tools is making it more challenging for corporate management and investors to navigate.
By Lany Harijanti, ASEAN Regional Program Manager, GRI
The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly caused the largest economic and societal shock the world has experienced this century. Yet it was not unforeseen. As far back as 2006, the annual Global Risks Report from the World Economic Forum warned that a pandemic was an ‘acute threat’ across all industries globally. This year’s WEF report expands into new dimensions of risk, such as the consequences of digital inequality and cybersecurity failure.
GRI Standard to unlock reporting on sector’s sustainability challenges
October 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ - A new sustainability reporting standard for oil and gas has launched today, which will enable complete disclosure on the complexity of transparency demands facing the sector – best positioning companies to demonstrate accountability for their impacts and how they are transitioning to a low-carbon future.
Standards for greater transparency on impacts than ever before
October 5, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The GRI Standards have today been strengthened so they deliver the highest level of transparency for impacts on the economy, environment and people, with a major update to the very foundation of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards.
Collaboration – Cooperation – Collective Action: buzz words that really matter today as the nations of the world come together to address a wide range of climate change challenges. Public sector leaders, asset managers, corporate boards and managements, NGOs, activists, scientists, and civic leaders in many nations (developed and developing) will participate and/or tune in to the Glasgow proceedings, which have the potential to dramatically impact strategies, plans and programs of many organizations.
By Tina Nybo Jensen, International Policy Manager, GRI
In this Decade of Action for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we hear much about how organizations, countries and individuals are stepping up their efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda. Despite this, the reality is that the pace of action has not been quick enough and we are already far behind on delivering the Global Goals.
Project commenced to create the latest GRI Sector Standard
How can organizations in the mining sector improve reporting on their sustainability performance, demonstrating accountability for their shared sustainability challenges and meet growing demands for transparency?
When corporate managers talk about their company’s ESG and sustainability efforts it is most often now in the context of “our corporate sustainability journey.” The hallmarks of this journey are continuous improvement in the enterprise’s ESG performance indicators and ever-increasing and more robust disclosure to inform investors and other stakeholders.