Strengthening private sector representation on Global Sustainability Standards Board
October 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The governance body with sole responsibility for developing and implementing the GRI Standards is looking for a new member who is representative of business enterprises.
The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) seeks to be inclusive across sectors, functions, geographic boundaries and constituency groups. There is a vacancy for an individual of high integrity from the private sector, with in-depth knowledge and practical experience of sustainability reporting and a deep understanding of its broader context.
GRI agrees MoU with Ministry of National Development
October 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ - GRI has signed a collaboration agreement with the Indonesian Government that commits to support and provide the reporting frameworks for the country’s commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) marks the commitment of Indonesia’s Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) in promoting the contribution of the private sector in achieving the 2030 Agenda.
Global common language for sustainability reporting now in 10 translations
September 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ More companies in Italy will be supported to disclose their impacts using the world’s leading sustainability reporting framework, following Italian becoming the latest translation of the GRI Standards.
The three universal Standards and all 33 topic-specific Standards have been published in Italian and are now freely available for any Italian speaking organization to download and use.
GRI appoints regional head and publishes new reporting resource
September 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In a strategic move to best meet the diverse needs of companies and stakeholders in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau, GRI’s regional base has relocated from Beijing to Hong Kong.
Headed by Verna Lin, an experienced sustainability and investment management professional, the move of GRI’s Greater China Regional Hub comes as both the China Securities Regulatory Commission and Hong Kong Stock Exchange progress plans for environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure requirements by listed companies.
By Tina Nybo Jensen, Policy & Strategic Relations Manager, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
The UN High-level Political Forum in New York this summer reviewed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) participated alongside representatives and leaders from around the world. This was a crucial stocktake on progress achieved.
By Tim Mohin, Chief Executive, Global Reporting Initiative
The pledge by 181 CEO members of the Business Roundtable that their companies will now serve all stakeholders, not just shareholders, has ignited fierce debate. But, in my humble opinion, it is largely a false debate.
Chief Business Development Officer is GRI’s latest senior addition
August 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ Mirjam Groten joins GRI as Chief Business Development Officer on 1 September. Mirjam will be responsible for services supporting organizations to disclose their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and prepare sustainability reports. This includes the membership program – the GRI Community – and a suite of programs including reporter training and leadership groups.
Our world cannot continue using resources at the same pace that we have until now. Businesses can help address the issue, and become more efficient in the process, by effectively reporting on their waste management.